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Supporting Macquarie FAQ

    What is the Macquarie University Foundation and How Does it Work?

    The Macquarie University Foundation has been established by the University to oversee and encourage the University's fundraising and development efforts. The Foundation sits under the umbrella of the University Council and all donations to the University will be directed through the University Foundation to the various projects and areas designated for support.

    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. 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. 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.

    All donations and support will be gratefully received and all play an important role in supporting and shaping the future of our University. For more information, please read our reasons to support.

    How Do I Make a Donation to the University?

    All forms of donation are welcomed. You can make a donation in the form of cash, credit card, cheque, gift in-kind, pledge or bequest. Gifts in-kind may include any non-monetary donations such as art, books, collections, equipment or shares.

    Can I Specify How I Want my Donations to be Used?

    Definitely - many donors have specific causes or projects they wish to support. 100% of your gift will be directed to the purpose you specify.

    To explore the various types of donor opportunities, please read our university priorities and ways to give pages.

    Is my Donation Tax-Deductible?

    Yes - All gifts to Macquarie University 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 written receipt. Macquarie University as a member of the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee, adheres to the Code of Practice for Australian University Philanthropy.

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