Why give?

Why give?

Your gift to Macquarie will play an important role in supporting and shaping the future of our University and our world.

People give for many reasons. Some wish to:

  • support areas of strategic importance to the University through unrestricted funds such as through The Vice-Chancellor's Fund or our Buy A Seat program
  • support specific causes such as research into medical priorities or scholarships to promote learning opportunities for specific groups of students
  • create a scholarship or prize to provide recognition of academic achievement in particular units or programs of study
  • leave a legacy through a bequest that will support future generations of students
  • help the development of new technologies and skills
  • support teaching by establishing professorial positions or endowed chairs

Many donors see their gift as a way of saying thank you for their education at Macquarie and an opportunity to give back.

Macquarie stories - making a difference

Anthony Cavander

Donor Alumnus

"During my working career I often wondered what I could do to acknowledge how grateful I was to Macquarie University for helping me not only achieve my goal of attaining a B.A. Dip. Ed. but also how proud my achievement made my family. I contemplated sending an annual donation but this did not seem to fully satisfy an internal need of doing something worthwhile. Then in December 2012 I received Professor Dowton's letter telling me not only his story but also Tara Djokic's story. It was if a light bulb went off in my head - I realised I had an affiliation with them both so I could now contribute, albeit in a small way, to a worthwhile cause and have my donation used in a positive way."

Lucy Armstrong

Scholarship recipient

"I am extremely grateful for this assistance as it helps a lot when buying things such as textbooks, class supplies and transport expenses. It has also helped me save money for two exchange programs.

If I could meet the people who donated towards my scholarship I would thank them immensely and express how truly grateful I am for their continuing support and for providing rural students with the opportunity to study at Macquarie University."

Steven Wright

Scholarship recipient

"Receiving the Macquarie Accommodation Scholarship meant I could relocate from regional NSW. Without scholarship support, I would not have been able to study at a tertiary level. Not only did this scholarship help to cover living costs and equipment such as textbooks, it has allowed me to follow my passion for education - something that would have otherwise been unachievable."

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