Giving Day & Donations
Giving Day is a 24-hour campaign celebrating the impact of philanthropic support at Western Sydney University. On Giving Day staff, students, alumni, donors and friends of the University will join together to support scholarships, research and other innovative programs at Western.
Giving Day will be held on Wednesday 4 September 2019 as part of the University’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
Yes. Donations of $2 or greater are tax-deductible. 100% of donated funds are directed to the purpose for which they are given – with none going towards administration costs. A tax receipt will be provided for each donation. Please seek independent tax advice regarding your individual or organisational tax considerations.
Although the Giving Day occurs on Wednesday 4 September, you can give and fundraise before the day and until 30 September 2019.
The Chancellor’s Challenge is a highlight of Western Sydney University’s inaugural Giving Day on Wednesday 4 September 2019. The Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold AC, will abseil from Level 9 of the ‘Peter Shergold Building’ at Western’s Parramatta City campus to raise awareness about Giving Day and raise funds.
The Chancellor has chosen to fundraise for the ‘BabyLab’ at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University. Other participants in the Chancellor’s Challenge can choose to fundraise for ‘BabyLab’ or any other University cause or project that they are passionate about, such as scholarships or our champion Solar Car Team.
To register your interest please contact the Office of Advancement on (02) 9685 9511 or email@example.com.
A maximum of 30 participants can be accommodated for Chancellor’s Challenge. Participants include business and community representatives along with University staff, alumni and students.
Participants must be at least 18 years old.
The Chancellor’s Challenge abseil may be postponed or cancelled if the weather is deemed inappropriate. Inappropriate weather may be strong winds, heavy rain, electrical storms or weather that causes poor visibility.
No prior abseiling experience is necessary, however, you need a reasonable level of fitness to complete this challenge.