Thank you for your support


Thank you

Thanks to your kindness, over $300,000 has been raised to support nine incredibly important initiatives that will create a positive lasting impact in our communities and beyond.

On our very first Gifting Day, we are humbled and proud to say that 801 individuals, businesses and organisations came together with a common goal: to shape a better tomorrow.

Thank you to every donor, ambassador and volunteer who came together to create amazing collective impact in 24 hours.

Because of your generosity, we can shape a better tomorrow by building more connected communities, championing opportunities for all through equity, diversity and inclusion, supporting life-changing research and creating a sustainable tomorrow.

Shaping Tomorrow, together

Total Raised


of our $300,000 target

Donate Initiatives for Support

In case you missed it

You can view all the highlights of our Gifting Day 2022 event streams all year round.

View Gifting Day stream

Thank you for your support

Thank you for shaping a better tomorrow 2:09

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO opening address 1:14

Let's shape tomorrow! 2:04

Gifting Day recordings

Initiatives for support

It’s a gift to bring together passionate people who make our world a better place. And so the University of Newcastle will hold its first ever Gifting Day – uniting supporters, friends and believers, from near and far. Our aspirations to shape a better tomorrow are guided by four fundamental areas, as listed below.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

A more equal, diverse, and inclusive world is within reach, if we work together.

The University of Newcastle is committed to widening participation, promoting diversity and fairness, and increasing success for all. To ensuring that unfair obstacles do not become barriers to higher education.

Sometimes, all it takes is a chance. To realise potential, innovate and inspire. To break barriers to create a better, fairer world. Be part of forging a fairer, more inclusive and diverse future for all.

Connected Communities

With your help, together we can create a stronger, more inclusive society.

By collaborating with our communities, we can build social connectedness, and a deep sense of belonging.

Together, let’s connect and empower our communities – whether they meet at the end of the street, or at opposite ends of the Earth. When people work as a team, they can change the world.

Life-Changing Research

Universities are incubators for world-changing discoveries.

Our leading and rising star researchers work every day to provide solutions to local, national, and global challenges.

Across diverse fields of discovery, the University of Newcastle has built a powerful network of researchers, ensuring tomorrow’s challenges are in focus today.

A Sustainable Tomorrow

We all have a role to play in securing a sustainable future.

The University of Newcastle is dedicated to driving lasting positive change nationally and globally. We are ethically minded and prioritise the responsible management of our environments.

Help us say thank you

We would love your help to say thank you and express gratitude to our donors who are kindly supporting a life-changing project through Gifting Day!

Gifting Day experience

    The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.