The impact of giving to Believe – The Campaign for the University of Melbourne has been immense and immediate.
Thanks to the generosity of more than 20,000 donors around the world, the Campaign has raised an incredible $500 million, changing Melbourne forever:
- Twenty-four new professorial chairs have been funded
- More than $230 million has been raised for groundbreaking research
- Over $150 million is giving thousands of students the opportunity of a Melbourne education – regardless of their circumstance
- Through philanthropy of over $125 million we are going beyond the classroom to share our art, our people, our research and our campuses.
But there is more to do.
At Melbourne we believe success should be measured by the lives we change. We’re seeking your support to achieve a bold new target. Join us as we aspire to reach $1 billion and engage 100,000 alumni in the life of the University by 2021.
Our focus is turning to six key challenges with the potential to improve lives here in Australia and around the world. They are:
1. A healthy life for all
We are partnering with some of the world's best, most progressive health institutes to translate research into real improvements in clinical care and illness prevention, including understanding how we can age well, develop effective healthcare products and address the most pressing global health challenges.
Your support is critical in helping create a healthier world.
2. Answering the questions that matter
The University of Melbourne has a responsibility to engage society as a leading hub of thinking, conversation and creativity. Your support will help develop creative solutions to intractable challenges and enable Australia to lead with authority on issues of global significance.
From reconceptualising schooling to being a leading voice on global policy, you can ensure the work being done at Melbourne is making a difference around the world.
3. Creating a more sustainable future
Cutting-edge, collaborative research is enabling real breakthroughs in sustainability. We’re exploring advanced engineering technologies, investigating solutions to protect vulnerable environments and leading the way in understanding how urban development can be sustainable.
Your support will create a learning environment that is collaborative, reponsive to need and technologically advanced - producing the future leaders necessary to drive productivity and maintain our environment.
4. Driving innovation and entrepreneurship
Our economy needs bold entrepreneurs who will help define the future of work in a just and sustainable society. Your support will provide the support, knowledge and resources needed to take big ideas and develop them into innovative enterprises, products and services.
5. Inspiring the next generation of leaders
Your support will nurture the best and the brightest by growing our scholarships, financial aid, mentoring and internship programs, supporting and enriching education opportunities for Indigenous students, and strengthening relationships with industry and international institutions.
Join us in developing a community of inspired, committed alumni champions, who will have a rich, rewarding relationship with the University throughout their life.
6. Making Melbourne great through culture and arts
As a leading public institution in Victoria and custodian of valuable cultural collections, it’s crucial that we engage with our communities, and create a foundation for future success.
With your help, public access to the arts, cultural resources and exciting events that promote inclusivity will improve, increase and be a core part of our mission.