About Giving

Stronger together.

We have a strong sense of where we’re from, and where we’re going.

At the University of Wollongong our students and academics aim to ‘find the why’ in everything; to seek a greater purpose through study and research. Our challenging courses and forward-thinking social and economic projects are not an end in themselves, they are a means to contribute to the bigger picture.

Through this site we are inviting the wider community to find their why with us too – to create meaningful impact in the world through our world-class teaching, research projects and learning environments.

On this site you can:

Nearly half

of our current domestic students are the first in their family to go to university.


alumni originating from 179 countries.

Top 20

16th best modern university in the world. QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2020.

Wollongong Technical Education District Council purchases 245 acres of land at Northfields Lane (on the site of an old dairy farm) for general education purposes. The Council of the University of Technology agrees that future development of a University College should take place at this site when and if funds become available.
Local industries BHP, Lysaghts, Australian Iron & Steel (AI&S), the Electrolytic Refining and Smelting Co (ER&S) and Metal Manufactures (MM) donate £138,000 towards the creation of a University College while BHP also makes substantial contributions of land and, later, building materials.
Lord Mayoral Appeal for the University College raises a further £50,000 in community donations. The NSW and Federal governments matches the industry and community contributions with a further £178,000.
The Allied Group of Companies donated $3 million to fund the Roberta Williams Chair of General Practice (a Professorial Chair) dedicated to improving the health of people of the Illawarra and beyond.
The Abbott Foundation’s $7 million contribution to the University of Wollongong’s Early Start project is the largest philanthropic donation in the history of the University.
McKinnon Walker Trust donated $1.3 million to foster widespread commitment to innovation and support for excellence.
The Movement Disorder Foundation donated $1.35 million towards scholarships to assist students living with a disability and to make a significant difference to the wider community to positively impact the daily challenges they face.
2018 and beyond
The University of Wollongong exists thanks to the generosity of people like you, from across our region and beyond. Philanthropy runs to our core, and we now want to invite you to work with us on the next exciting phase of our development.

Speak to the Team

Contact Position Phone Email

General Enquiries

Development Team

(02) 4221 5757


Renee Burton

Senior Manager Development

(02) 4221 8113


Belinda Muir

Senior Development Coordinator

(02) 4221 5151


Shaye Hiscocks

Senior Development Coordinator

(02) 4221 5915


Meaghan Koch

Stewardship Coordinator

(02) 4221 5183


Cherie Polsson

Stewardship Officer

(02) 4221 3042



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