As a member of staff you can support existing University of Newcastle projects and priorities that are important to you.

Staff giving

Many of our staff have gone above and beyond to make a difference to the lives of our students and researchers.


As a member of staff you can support a range of University of Newcastle projects and priorities that are important to you. The Staff Giving scheme allows you to arrange automatic payroll deductions for the purpose of your choice. These donations are tax deductible.

Staff Champions

Professor Geoff Evans

Professor Geoff Evans

School of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Donates to the Shaping Futures Scholarship Fund (Annual Appeal)

"I received information in the mail about the University's Annual Appeal and was delighted to receive it and see that the University has taken on such an initiative.

I thought this is just fantastic; this really is a meaningful thing. The whole concept of the University doing something for the disadvantaged students is brilliant. As a staff member I am passionate and see it as a worthwhile cause."

Associate Professor Suzanne Ryan

A/Prof. Suzanne Ryan,

Newcastle Business School

Faculty of Business and Law

Donates to the R A Ryan Memorial Prize for Organisational Behaviour

"I set up this prize in honour of my mother Rachel Ann Ryan.

I've also always had a very strong feeling that the University of Newcastle has given me a life and a career and I should give back to it. The best way to give back is through students."

Damien Harvey

Damien Harvey

Senior Management Accountant

Financial Services, Vice-Chancellor's Division

Donates to the Endowment Fund

"Working behind the scenes so to speak at the University means you sometimes forget what absolutely wonderful things students are doing and that they need just a bit of a leg up to make their way.

Donating is easy to do and up to you to nominate how much you want to give."

Tanille Elley

Tanille Elley

School Executive Officer

School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts

Donates to the Glen Avery Memorial Scholarship Fund

"I give to honour Glen's memory. There's been trivia nights, we've organised raffles etc. It's a great sense of community to honour someone and do good while doing it.

Any group of staff can do it if they see an area of need or a meaningful cause.

It was made so easy for us to give to the scholarship. We knew how much Glen was into the arts so it seemed fitting. We gave what we could. You don't even miss it".

John O'Connor

Prof John O'Connor

Head of School, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Donates to the Endowment Fund

"I don't notice the money coming out of my salary. It doesn't have to be a lot.

If a lot of people contribute, small amounts build up.

The other reason I donated is because I know the University well. I know what it does and think it worth supporting. I also think that there was a need there. It's something I always wanted to do."

For more information about any of the University project and priorities, please contact the University of Newcastle Foundation. For further information on payroll deductions email Mr David Pleasance in Human Resources at payrollservices@newcastle.edu.au.

Download a workplace giving authority form (PDF,  290KB).

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