Celebrating the power of community and staff generosity

Monday, 26 April 2021

From quiz nights to fun runs, gala balls to book fairs, every year you – our amazing community – use your passion and voices to raise much needed funds and awareness for causes you’re passionate about.

Celebrating the power of community and staff generosity
 Over the years, University staff have had a lot of fun raising money for scholarships, such as through the Glen Avery Memorial Trivia Night organised by a wonderfully dedicated group of staff from Student Central led by Linda Tracey, Manager, Student Central Operations

The University is fortunate to have the support of some remarkable groups of staff, alumni and community members such as RUN DIPG, the Pink Frangipani Ball Committee, Maitland Cancer Appeal Committee, Night Striders and the Friends of the University who work tirelessly to run, rally, raffle and retail their way to raising significant funds to support students, researchers and community programs at the University of Newcastle each year.

A team of staff based in Student Central have been raising funds to support student scholarships for more than ten years. This year they created the Student Central Shaping Futures Scholarship as another avenue to help students facing hardship through their generosity and ardent fundraising efforts.

These combined actions show the incredible power that comes from a community working together to change and make a difference in our world. They show that giving can be rewarding and energizing and that it brings people together.

Launching gifting day

In honour of this mighty force of community kindness, we’re celebrating your ability to change lives with a special Gifting Day in September this year. A Gifting Day is a dedicated day of fun and fundraising with physical and digital activities that bring our community together to celebrate and maximise the impact of their generosity. There will be many ways you can join in on the day. You can also sign up now to be a Gifting Day Ambassador to amplify the impact of the day as a whole.

Together let’s celebrate your power to do good and give thanks to our amazing community of supporters.

To find out more about being a Gifting Day Ambassador, go to newcastle.edu.au/gifting-day or contact Bec Stone on 02 4921 8612 or donor-relations@newcastle.edu.au

Read more in The Gift magazine

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