Frequently Asked Qestions

Answers to some commonly asked questions are below:

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

Visit the Ways to Give webpage to find out how to process your gift.

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.

I live in the US, can I make a tax effective gift to Deakin?

Yes, if you live in the US you can now receive full US tax benefits for your donation of $US500 or more, by donating via CAFAmerica.

To do this, you can either:

After sending your gift, please ensure to email us so that we can promptly acknowledge your gift.

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

Contact the Philanthropic Relations Manager of your chosen Faculty.

How do I make a bequest?

You can leave a bequest to Deakin University by adding a codicil to your will or drafting a new Will.

You may wish to consider the following sample clauses:

I give (fixed amount / percentage of my residuary estate / property) to Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria,3220 for its general purposes. The receipt of Deakin University shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.

or

I give (fixed amount / percentage of my residuary estate / property) to Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria,3220 for (please describe a specific purpose as widely as possible). The receipt of Deakin University shall be sufficient discharge to my trustees.

Should you wish to direct your gift to a specific purpose at Deakin University, please contact the Deakin Advancement team for sample wording or clauses to ensure your vision for Deakin is captured in your Will.

When accepting a bequest which has a specific purpose, the University is legally and ethically obliged to observe that purpose. Over time there may be changes that make it impossible or impractical to meet the specific purpose stated in your Will.

If you choose to give to the University for a specific purpose, please consider including the following provision in your will:

If at any time Deakin University determines that it is impossible or impractical to fulfil the purpose of my bequest, the University may apply the bequest for a related purpose that will most nearly accomplish the purpose or is consonant with the spirit and intent of my bequest.

For further information, please contact giving@deakin.edu.au

Who can I talk to about giving to Deakin?

If you are interesting in giving to Deakin, you can speak with one of several donor relations staff. Our staff are responsible for different faculties or areas of the University and are happy to help you with a specific request.

View a full list of staff and their contact details

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.

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