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Recognising our donors

VU is proud to acknowledge and highlight some of the wonderful gifts we've received.

Donations of all sizes make a difference and enable us to continue offering world-class opportunities to our students and the wider-community.

Dr Susan Alberti AC

 Susan Alberti

Dr Susan Alberti AC is a highly respected and successful business-woman, generous and active philanthropist and passionate supporter of AFL.

Dr Alberti generously committed to funding five VU Achievement Scholarships through her foundation. At the Centenary Gala Dinner in May 2016, she also pledged $1 million to support University scholarships.

Dr Alberti is a Director of the VU Foundation, through which all scholarships are disbursed.

"Donating to the VU Achievement Scholarships Program is more than just providing an opportunity for students - it is about community, supporting and building successful communities. That is what is important to me.

I hope I am encouraging other people to donate, because there's nothing more rewarding."

Western Bulldogs Football Club

Our partners, the Western Bulldogs Football club donate $1 for every club member, every year, to support the VU Achievement Scholarship program which assists students from Melbourne's western region to pursue their academic goals.

The then Club Chief Executive, VU alumnus and a Director of VU Foundation, Dr Campbell Rose announced in 2009 that the Bulldogs' would, in perpetuity, annually donate a $1 contribution for every adult member of the Club to support the VU Achievement Scholarships.

George Alexander Foundation

Since 2015, the George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarships have supported young people with promising academic ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to their community.

Every year, five scholarships are offered to undergraduate students who are studying courses that may lead to a community-focused career.

The scholarships are open to year 12 school leavers and returning students (aged 18-22) who have achieved an ATAR score of 80+ or equivalent.

Recognition

Victoria University is very grateful for the generous support of all our donors.  Your philanthropy continues to impact positively on our students and the Universities mission.  Thank you.

Blue Diamond Supporters

Victoria University acknowledges and recognises donors who support our students through regular donations of over $1000 per year as Blue Diamond Donors.

Chancellor’s Centenary Circle

Our premier giving group, all donors who contribute $5000 per year or more become members of this group of committed supporters.  In deep appreciation, Chancellors Centenary Circle members are invited to select events where there is the opportunity to meet key University staff and friends of VU.

You can make a difference

If you feel inspired by these stories and would like to see how you can make a difference, find out how to donate.