Contact us

There are many ways for you to get in touch with our philanthropic team about any enquiry you may have.

You can help inspire students and have a significant impact on the Deakin community.

Our team

Advancement leadership

Ron Fairchild
Chief Advancement Officer
+61 3 9246 8954
Email Ron Fairchild

Melinda Warnecke
Deputy Vice-President (Advancement)
+61 3 9246 8298
Email Melinda Warnecke


Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Faculty of Arts and Education and Faculty of Business and Law

Rikki Andrews
Philanthropic Relations Manager
+61 3 9246 8408
Email Rikki Andrews

Divya Srinath
Philanthropic Relations Coordinator
+61 3 9251 7080
Email Divya Srinath

Jesse McMeikan
Philanthropic Relations Coordinator
+61 3 9246 8263
Email Jesse McMeikan


Faculty of Health

Cheyne Brudenell
Philanthropic Relations Coordinator
+61 3 9246 8987
Email Cheyne Brudenell


Stewardship & Recognition

Rachel Weston
Manager, Donor Stewardship and Recognition
+61 3 9246 8010
Email Rachel Weston

Magdalena Ojeda
Annual Programs Coordinator
+61 3 9244 5234
Email Magdalena Ojeda

Lauren Abel
Communications and Administration Support
+61 3 9246 8359
Email Lauren Abel

Victoria Denahy
Coordinator, Donor Stewardship and Recognition
+61 3 9251 7457
Email Victoria Denahy

Olivia Oh
Stewardship Officer
+61 3 9244 3846
Email Olivia Oh


Bequests

Felicity Costigan
Bequests Coordinator
+61 3 9244 3672
Email Felicity Costigan

Enquire online

If you have a specific enquiry but aren't sure who to direct it to, please fill out our online enquiry form.

FAQs

What are the different ways I can give to Deakin University?

Visit the ways to give webpage to find out how you can give to Deakin.

How do I give online today?

Visit the give online webpage.

Are all gifts tax deductible?

Deakin University is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office. Donations to Deakin of $2 or more are tax-deductible and an official receipt will be issued for tax purposes.

How can I direct my gift to a specific faculty or project?

Contact the Philanthropic Relations Manager of your chosen Faculty (found at the top of this page).

How do I make a bequest?

Visit the bequests page.

How will I find out how my gift is used?

You will receive acknowledgement from the University of your gift. If you have directed your gift towards a major project, you will be informed about how your gift is used.

Deakin University is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office. Donations to Deakin of $2 or more are tax-deductible and an official receipt will be issued for tax purposes.