Contact us

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

By giving, you unlock the potential of capable students, enabling them to make a real difference in the world.

Our team

Advancement leadership

Ron Fairchild
Vice-President and Chief Advancement Officer
+61 3 9246 8954
Email Ron Fairchild


Campaign

Melanie Wheeler
Senior Campaign Manager
+61 3 9246 8225
Email Melanie Wheeler


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

Rikki Andrews
Philanthropy Strategist  
+61 3 9246 8408 
Email Rikki Andrews

Janosh Biczok
Senior Philanthropic Relations Manager
+61 3 9251 6811
Email Janosh Biczok

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

Rebecca David
Philanthropic Relations Coordinator
+61 3 9251 6044
Email Rebecca David

Patrick Guay
Research & Partnerships Coordinator
+61 3 9251 6453
Email Patrick Guay


Faculty of Health

Deb Hallmark
Philanthropic Relations Manager 
+61 3 9246 8520 
Email Deb Hallmark

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


Stewardship & Recognition

Preema Whittingham (nee Wong)
Senior Manager Donor Engagement
+61 3 9426 8518
Email Preema Whittingham

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

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

Trusts and Foundations

Rikki Andrews
Philanthropy Strategist
+61 3 9246 8408
Email Rikki Andrews

Vanessa Meachen
Trusts and Foundations Coordinator
+61 3 9246 8860
Email Vanessa Meachen


Bequests

Felicity Costigan
Bequests Adviser
+61 3 9244 3762
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.