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About Our Foundation

The passion and generosity of pioneering staff, students and benefactors has been instrumental in developing our University's DNA. The UC Foundation exists to ensure we continue delivering a life-impacting education to all, regardless of background or circumstance.

We value authentic relationships with our donors and we welcome your feedback and enquiries. Our aim is to ensure that giving continues to be a positive and rewarding experience.

UC Foundation's stewardship practices are based on four key pillars, where donors receive:

  1. Prompt acknowledgement for their gifts.
  2. Timely responses to their queries.
  3. Meaningful and measurable outcomes for the gifts they have made.
  4. The highest level of financial accountability for their gifts/funds.

So we can keep in touch with you, we request notification of any changes in your contact details. If you would like to update your details now, please contact us.

In 2015, a total of 392 people and organisations made gifts to the Foundation, a 71% increase on 2014.

The vast majority of gifts provided assistance to our students in the form of scholarships, grants and prizes. Over 200 students received financial support via the Foundation thanks to our donors. The Foundation also raised funds for cancer research, Indigenous initiatives, outreach activities and the UC Endowment in 2015.

The UC Foundation Advisory Board exists to oversee the Foundation's operations and provide high level advice on the Foundation's strategic plans. The Board counsels the Vice-Chancellor and University leadership on philanthropic matters. It consists of prominent community leaders and highly skilled businesspeople, who are committed to philanthropy at the University of Canberra.

Advisory Board Chair

  • Professor T Calma AO (Chancellor, UC) 

Advisory Board Members

  • Professor Deep Saini (Vice-Chancellor, UC) 
  • Ms S Salthouse (UC Council Representative)
  • Professor Diane Gibson (Deans' Representative)
  • Ms V Williams (Director, Finance & Business Services UC)
  • Mr Michael Miller (Donor representative)
  • Mr P Dennis (Donor representative)
  • Mr Eoghan O'Byrne (Director, Advancement)

The UC Foundation strives to respect the privacy of its donors and every individual who visits our site. The University of Canberra is bound by the Privacy Act 1998.  The primary purpose of information collected through our activities is for the processing and receipting of your gift. Secondary purposes may include updating of your donation records, stewardship and future fundraising approaches.

Read The University of Canberra's privacy policy or visit Privacy at UC to learn more.

If you have any privacy concerns or questions, please get in touch with us via email at or mail us at:

UC Foundation
University of Canberra
Bruce, ACT 2617

The University of Canberra is recognised as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) by virtue of its status as a public university in the terms of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.  Donations to UC of $2 or more are tax-deductible and an official receipt will be issued for tax purposes.

We can only provide you with general tax information about your gift and would recommend you to consult your financial adviser or accountant for more details.

ABN for the University of Canberra is 81 633 873 422.