Why should I donate to the University?

People donate for a variety of reasons. Some wish to support specific causes such as research into medical or scientific priorities, or create scholarships to promote learning opportunities for specific groups of students. Others want to create a legacy that will support future generations of students and see it as a way of saying thank you for their education at Macquarie and an opportunity to give back. Many donors want to make a tangible contribution to the development of new technologies and skills, or promote teaching outcomes by establishing professorial positions or endowed chairs. All donations and support are gratefully received and all play an important role in supporting and shaping the future of our University.

How much should I give?

Every little bit helps, so whatever you feel comfortable donating is greatly appreciated. A regular donation is the best way to show your support because it allows the University to plan for the future with a known source of income for scholarships. For example, a monthly donation of $40 adds up to $480 in one year which roughly equates to the cost of textbooks for a student.

One-off donations also make a difference. As well as supporting our Vice-Chancellor’s Fund, there are many other ways you can benefit students and the community by supporting Macquarie University. You can make a gift today or leave a gift in your Will to benefit future generations.

How do I make a donation to the University?

All forms of donation are welcomed. You can make an online donation or in the form of cash, credit card, cheque, gift in-kind, pledge or bequest. Click here to access the printable donation form. Gifts in-kind may include any non-monetary donations such as art, books, collections, equipment or shares. Contact the Office of Advancement for more information at mqadvancement@mq.edu.au or +61 2 9850 4278.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, all gifts to Macquarie University of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Macquarie University, as a higher education institution, has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status under the criteria laid down by the Australian Taxation Office. All gifts are acknowledged with a receipt. The Office of Advancement will work within the Universities Australia (previously AVCC) code of Practice for Australian University Philanthropy.

How will my donation be used?

Your donation to the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund will be directed towards areas of greatest opportunity and need across the University. Otherwise you can support an area of your preference by indicating your choice on the donation form.

What is the Macquarie University Office of Advancement and how does it work?

The Macquarie University Office of Advancement includes the development and alumni relations teams, overseeing and encouraging the University's fundraising and engagement efforts. All donations to the University are directed through the Office of Advancement to the various projects and areas designated for support.

How will my donation be acknowledged?

All gifts are acknowledged with a tax receipt and appropriately acknowledged as per/within Macquarie University's donation policies.

Can I defer my donation?

If you would like to donate but would prefer to defer your gift, you may like to consider a legacy in your Will. To find out more, please contact Anne Peedom on +61 2 9850 1392 or email anne.peedom@mq.edu.au.

Can’t find the answer to your question?  Please contact the Office of Advancement via email at mqadvancement@mq.edu.au or by telephone on +61 2 9850 4278.

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