How our donors are changing the world

Our generous donors have provided scholarships to deserving students, enhanced world-changing research and helped to educate our leaders of tomorrow.

Read the personal stories of how the kindness of Macquarie University donors has impacted others.

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Firies for motor neurone disease research

When NSW firefighter Matt Pridham’s best mate Adam Regal was diagnosed with MND in 2013 at age 32, the news could not have been more devastating. Willing to stand up and take action, Matt approached Macquarie University with an idea to raise $50,000...

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Taylor-Jai McAlister

Helping the Indigenous deaf community

In 2016, Taylor-Jai received the Australian Rotary Health (ARH) scholarship, which supports the tertiary education of a student who seeks to improve the health of Indigenous people. The grant meant that an all-important financial barrier was broken and sh...

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Original alumni gives back to help others

For Doug Sutherland, the Vice-Chancellor’s fund was the perfect recipient of his recent $150,000 donation. “My constant philosophy in relation to gift-giving is that I donate with no strings attached,” he says. “Institutions like M...

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Prashan Karunaratne

Creating opportunities for students

Macquarie University has had a seminal influence on former undergraduate student, lecturer in Macquarie’s Faculty of Business and Economics, and current PhD student Prashan Karunaratne. Prashan is researching how economics is both taught and learned...

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Firefighters raise funds for MND research

The Firies Climb for Motor Neuron Disease (MND), held in October 2016, saw 446 firefighters participate to support the Macquarie University Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research. They raised a staggering $510,000 — an increase of 64 per cent from...

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