Every day I am inspired by the generosity and enthusiasm of our supporters.
As the University of Melbourne prepares for a new Vice-Chancellor, it is wonderful to reflect on the extraordinary commitment you and so many others have shown in supporting the University.
By the end of 2017, 23,397 people had made gifts totalling $746.6 million to Believe – the Campaign for the University of Melbourne. This outstanding generosity has made so much possible.
Thanks to your help, we are able to make significant contributions to solving global, social, economic and environmental challenges.
The impact can be seen across the University and beyond. New scholarships, programs and research centres are being developed in a wide range of disciplines. The outcome of this will be long-lasting: thanks to your help, we are able to make significant contributions to solving global, social, economic and environmental challenges. As one of the world’s leading universities, we believe we have a responsibility to do so.
It has been inspiring to see the increasing involvement of people throughout the University community. In 2017, over 28,000 of our alumni and friends were involved in the life of the University – participating in events, mentoring our students, and giving their valuable time and expertise as volunteers on boards and committees.
For all that you have contributed to the University, and all that this makes possible, I thank you.