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Deakin makes a huge difference to the world in which we live. Whether it’s enabling opportunities for students who otherwise couldn’t access higher education, or driving research breakthroughs and innovations that save lives or change the future of entire communities. We take great pride in being an institution that's building our local and global social, cultural and economic wellbeing.
We invite you to join us in our mission of being Australia’s most progressive university, working hard to realise the best future for all of our communities.
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Our three key priority funds are a great place to start. The Deakin Achieving Potential Fund, Deakin Trailblazers Fund and Student Emergency Assistance Fund is where your charitable gift can make the greatest impact.
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What is philanthropy?
We asked some of our valued donors, talented researchers and grateful scholarship recipients what philanthropy means to them.
Make a gift in your Will
Making a gift in your Will is a wonderful and generous way to leave a lasting legacy that will enhance future students' lives and support groundbreaking research.
Learn more about making a gift in your Will
How to donate
The generosity of our donors is changing more lives than ever. Gifts of all types and size matter – whether it be a small cash donation, a more significant investment, or a future gift in your Will, 100% of your donation is invested in the area you choose.
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Which cause is right for you?
We focus our philanthropic activities on five interconnected themes – Advancing society, culture and the economy; Building safe and secure communities; Creating smarter technologies; Enabling a sustainable world; and Improving health and wellbeing. Explore where your passion for impact and change aligns with ours and how you can support what is most meaningful to you.
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As a past student you'll always be part of the Deakin community, here in Australia and around the world. The opportunities and benefits of joining our diverse global network are endless, both professionally and personally. Learn about the many ways to connect with your fellow alumni, including how you can make a difference by contributing through our volunteering program.
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Got a question or need more information? Call our team on +61 3 9244 5150 or email us to chat about how you can support Deakin and the communities we serve. You can also connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.
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