Western Sydney University’s Giving Day raises over $760,000

Western Sydney University’s Giving Day

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Friends, alumni, staff and students of Western Sydney University have raised over $760,000 to-date through 800 donations for the University’s first-ever Giving Day, held on Wednesday 4 September.

Western Sydney University Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold AC acknowledged the community for their generous support and enthusiasm.

“The success of our inaugural Giving Day is a testament to the spirit and generosity of our supporters. I thank everyone who made a contribution to help us bring positive change to the lives of students and others in our community,” said Professor Shergold.

“The funds raised on Giving Day will directly benefit our students and leading research initiatives such as our award-winning MARCS BabyLab and the student-led Solar Car team.”

Giving Day began with an early-morning abseil down nine levels of the Peter Shergold Building with Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Scott Holmes, successfully touching down with a group of fellow abseilers. Staff, students and community members celebrated with University-wide events throughout the day.

As part of Western Sydney University’s 30th anniversary celebration, Giving Day invited supporters to contribute to various University initiatives, including student scholarships, research and other innovative teaching and learning programs.

To learn more or to donate during September, please visit the Giving Day website (opens in a new window).


11 September 2019

Media Unit