Curtin’s staff giving program, Give to Change, provides staff with the opportunity to donate to programs and projects which are close to their hearts, whether that’s investing in the future of our students, or contributing towards vital research, innovation, or projects that strengthen the Curtin community.
Give to Change enables Curtin staff to drive change at the University through philanthropy, and support Curtin students experiencing disadvantage to reach their full potential. One hundred per cent of your gift will go to the cause you’ve chosen to support, and Curtin matches your gift dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact.
- You can provide motivation, encouragement and practical support for Curtin students under financial stress
- You’ll join a special community of Curtin staff members, whose collective support is changing lives
- Your gift will be matched by the University on a dollar-for-dollar basis, doubling the impact of your donation
- Your gift can be made pre-tax, meaning you receive an immediate tax benefit.
To make a difference and become part of the program, log in to Oasis and complete our secure online form.
Projects to support through Give to Change
Transform the lives of students who might not otherwise be able to access higher education.
Sally Webster Hardship Fund
Support students in urgent financial need and enable them to complete their education even when faced with adversity.
Go Global Staff-Funded Scholarship
Provide financial support to enable eligible students to undertake a placement in this Curtin award-winning program.
Give to Change Humanitarian Bursary
Support Curtin students from asylum seeker and refugee backgrounds with their essential living and study costs.
Give to Change Development Bursary
Assist motivated and enthusiastic students to make the most of the development opportunities outside of their course.
Give to Change FAQs
Absolutely! There are a number of student-supporting and cultural programs that have been established under Give to Change, and you can choose any of these to receive your support using the payroll donation form. However, you’re not limited to supporting these funds; if you’d prefer to direct your donation to another program or area of the University, you can do this by typing the program or area’s name in the ‘other area/faculty’ text box.
All of your gift will be used to support your chosen cause. University Advancement does not use donations to cover administration costs.
You might consider your contribution to be small, but by coming together and combining your gifts, Curtin’s staff community can make a huge difference. Curtin’s matched giving also doubles the impact of staff donations, creating even more opportunities for the people and programs you’ve chosen to support.
For example: if 10 Curtin staff members contributed $10 from their fortnightly pay for one year, then, including Curtin’s matched gifts, these 10 staff members would create one $5,000 Staff-Funded Scholarship to enable a student experiencing financial disadvantage to access a life-changing education.
By coming together and giving collectively, we can all be philanthropists.
You can set up your Give to Change contributions quickly and easily through the Give to Change payroll donation form. Alternatively, you can give through the online donation form, or visit the University Advancement office in Building 100.
If you’d like more information on other ways to give please contact Lauren Evans, Annual Giving Coordinator, on +61 8 9266 4236 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, all donations to the Curtin Foundation over $2 are tax-deductible. You can make pre-tax donations by giving through your fortnightly pay, meaning you receive an immediate tax benefit. If you choose to make your donation by credit card or another method, you can claim your tax deduction at the end of the financial year.
We understand that it’s important for donors to be kept informed of the impact of their donations, and you’ll receive regular updates from the programs you have chosen to support. These communications will range from articles in Curtin staff news to annual impact reports and videos.
Every year Curtin shows its gratitude to Give to Change donors by holding an informal ‘thank you’ afternoon tea, where you can meet and hear directly from the people who have benefitted from your generosity.
Of course. We’d be happy to keep your donations anonymous if you’d prefer not to be recognised as a Give to Change donor.