FAQs

FAQs

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Answers to our frequently asked questions, find out all you need to know about your donation.

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 much of my donation goes towards the cause?

100% of your donation goes towards funding the cause you are interested in.

How will my donations be used?

Donations 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.

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 donate?

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.

What areas can I support?

There are many areas that you can support. Please visit our causes page to see the opportunities available.

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.

I live outside Australia. Am I still able to make a tax efficient donation?

In principal, yes you can, you will need to check the status of your tax eligibility with your accountant.

If you reside in Hong Kong you may make use of our Hong Kong Foundation.  To do this please contact Hedda Paisley at Hedda.paisley@mq.edu.au or +61 2 9850 6132

A student has called me to reconnect with the University. Is this legitimate?

The University is passionate about engaging our alumni. We run telethon campaigns during the year where our students may call you to hear about your career progression. They may also use this as an opportunity to update you on current events and if you are interested, invite you to support some of our initiatives.

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.

I’d like to leave a gift in my Will. How can I do that?

The University welcomes anyone who is interested in leaving a gift in their will. Please contact Anne Peedom on +61 2 9850 1392 or email anne.peedom@mq.edu.au.

What other ways can I contribute to the University?

We have multiple ways to contribute to the University. Volunteering for graduation ceremonies and supporting other university events is always appreciated. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you would like to reconnect with the University. You can contact us via email alumni@mq.edu.au or by phone +61 2 9850 7310.

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.

Can’t find the answer to your question?

Please contact the Office of Advancement.

T: +61 (2) 9850 4278
E: mqadvancement@mq.edu.au

Your donation to Macquarie University will help us to continue to award scholarships, embark on new projects to improve the student experience, and undertake world-class research to tackle the world’s challenges.

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