500 million reasons to Change It. For Good.

The ‘Change It. For Good’ campaign is the next ambitious leap forward in the University’s mission for students, researchers and global alumni community to drive change on a local, national and international scale.

Monash is calling on 50,000 unique donors to become ‘champions of change’ and help the University deliver a positive and lasting future for all people, underscored by advances in technology, healthcare breakthroughs, social justice, cultural endeavours and environmental awareness.

The campaign is centred on four distinct pillars:

Philanthropy has contributed to the acceleration and success of world-leading research, hands-on learning opportunities for students and community engagement initiatives at Monash.

A $3.86 million donation to Monash in 2015 allowed researchers in the Faculty of Information Technology to develop the PROTIC program to improve the quality of life for women in rural Bangladesh through interactive mobile technology. The RISE Project – which aims to provide clean water and sanitation to people in Indonesia and Fiji – is also the beneficiary of generous funding.

Our donor community has also contributed to the world’s first IVF birth in 1980; the establishment of the Australia’s first specialist heart hospital; redevelopment of the University’s cultural precinct, including the Alexander Theatre; and providing unique international learning opportunities for students.

“Through every dollar we receive and every donor we welcome, we’re able to constantly push the boundaries in education and research to help change the lives of people and communities across the world. We know we can do more and we’re ready for the challenge,” Professor Margaret Gardner AO, President and Vice Chancellor of Monash University, said.

“With your support, our world-leading medical discoveries will see even greater improvements in patient care; more opportunities will be created for people of all ages to access a university education; local communities will thrive; and we have the capacity to achieve our vision of a better future for all.”

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