University of Melbourne alumni and supporters are located across the globe, helping to drive change and making a difference to the lives of many by donating through the University of Melbourne.
Below are details on how some of our overseas supporters can make gifts to the University.
For a confidential discussion you are welcome to contact us at +61 3 9035 4054 or by email.
Through the generosity of donors in the United States, the University of Melbourne USA Foundation awards grants to the University of Melbourne and its affiliates, including colleges and the Melbourne Business School.
The Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to support education, and specifically includes fundraising to support the University of Melbourne.
The Foundation welcomes gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations in the US and is completely independent from any other US or Australian organization.
The Income Tax Act of Canada allows tax-deductible donations and gifts to prescribed universities overseas including the University of Melbourne. If you are interested in directing a tax-deductible gift or bequest to the University, you or your tax adviser can find the latest information in Section 3503 and Schedule VIII of the Income Tax Act.
You can make a secure online donation to the University of Melbourne, or a residential college or affiliate through the Friends of the University of Melbourne Charitable Trust.
Important: The Trust offers an additional opportunity to maximize the impact of your gift. By donating to the Trust, and if you are a UK taxpayer, you enable Gift Aid to be claimed from the UK Government and added to your initial gift amount. You may also be entitled to claim higher rate tax relief. This means a minimum of 25% extra will be added to your gift, the combined total of which is available to the Trustees for grants to the University.
About the Friends of the University of Melbourne Charitable Trust
c/- Chapel & York Limited
PO Box 50
Lingfield, RH7 6FT
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Friends of the University of Melbourne Charitable Trust (Registered Charity Number: 1076250) was established in 1999.
The current Trustees are:
Ms Joanna Motion, Partner, More Partnership, an international fundraising consultancy, UK; former Vice-President International Operations of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); and former Alumni Relations and Development Director at the University of Melbourne
Mr Michael Whalley [BCom, LLB (Honours) 1975], trustee and company director, retired Managing Partner, Minter Ellison (London)
Mr Simon B Cresswell, [LLB 1997], Apax Partners LLP, London
Dr Michael Penington, [BSc(Hons), 1979], Partner, Longwall Venture Partners, United Kingdom
Mr Mervyn Howard [LLB(Honours) 1982], Executive Chairman, Apache Capital Partners and Founder of Perora, a real estate investment and advisory consultancy, London.
The purposes of the Trust are “the advancement and promotion of education and in particular any educational and charitable purposes connected with the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and its past and present students".
The Trust builds on long-established links with alumni, friends, colleagues and partners of the University who are residents in the United Kingdom, and also offers tax effective ways of giving to prospective supporters resident in the United Kingdom. It has already made a number of grants to the University of Melbourne from generous gifts, providing valuable assistance for Melbourne students via scholarships, libraries, and a range of faculty and research projects. The Trust also offers tax benefits for planned gifts.
Hong Kong taxpayers can make a donation to the University of Melbourne via the Hong Kong Foundation for Charities (BRN 65159428-000), registered under Section 88 of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Ordinance as a charitable institution or trust, and authorised to issue tax receipts for approved charitable donations.
Approved charitable purposes include donations for the advancement of education.
Support from Hong Kong
Alternatively, to pay by credit card, cheque or bank transfer please print the donation form and follow the payment directions. Please send the form (and any cheque) to the Hong Kong Foundation for Charities, Unit B, 19/F Queen’s Centre, 58-64 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong. For credit card payments, an additional fee will be levied by the card issuer and/or PayPal.
The Hong Kong Foundation for Charities will issue a receipt for income tax purposes and your donation will be applied to educational purposes at the University of Melbourne.
Please note that the Hong Kong Foundation for Charities will deduct a processing fee of 3.75% from each gift payment received, to cover bank transfer and other costs incurred by them. In order to ensure that the full amount of your gift is available for the purpose for which you intended, the University would be grateful if you could add the processing fee to your gift amount. This extra amount is also tax deductible as part of your overall gift.