WHY GIVE TO UOW?
UOW is a Solid Investment
UOW had a direct economic benefit to the Illawarra regional community of $953 million per annum in 2009.* Current enrolments total over 23,000 students, with 93,000 graduates and 68,000 registered alumni worldwide. UOW employs 2,215 staff (FTE), making it the second largest non-government employer in the region. UOW is consistently ranked among the top 2% of international research universities** and is in the top 10 Australian Universities for Australia Research Council grant income.*UOW Strategic Plan 2011-2013.**Derived from Academic Ranking of World Universities (formerly the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking).
100% of Your Gift Directed to Area of Need
UOW is an income tax exempt charitable entity which means UOW does not pay tax on any donated funds. The University maintains a gift fund for all donations and bequests, in line with ATO requirements. No matter which mechanism you select for making your gift or which area of the University you choose to support, 100% of your gift is directed towards these purposes.
The University of Wollongong is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a deductible gift recipient, under subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. This means all gifts to UOW are fully tax deductible to you, the donor.
A History of Excellence
UOW has a strong reputation for excellence in research and education. The University has developed an international reputation for its applied research (often in partnership with industry or government). As a donor, you can support groundbreaking research, scholarships for hardworking or disadvantaged students, prizes to reward academic achievement, initiatives to support our community and activities to conserve our environment.
The University of Wollongong celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2011. Looking ahead one-hundred years from our earliest beginnings, it is envisioned that the University of Wollongong will have almost doubled the current enrolment of 23,000 students. Your foresight could help our talented students, researchers and graduates find solutions we can only dream of today. Some of our hopes for major gifts by 2051 include:
- Awarding 400 student scholarships per year for students in need
- Celebrating the 40th graduation ceremony of medical students with over 2000 new doctors trained to work in rural and regional communities since 2010
Your bequest, endowment or named scholarship to UOW could create a lasting impact by 2051.
REASONS PEOPLE GIVE
People give to leave a lasting imprint on society or to make a significant difference.
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People give to reap tax advantages.
People give to unite family members around a common cause.
People give to reinforce their values.
People give to return the wealth they created to the communities that helped nurture them.
People give to connect with those who share their interests and passions.
People give to feel satisfaction in helping others.