Benefactors and sponsors

Our donors allow us to grow our talented scholars and enhance our research activities by providing support for staff and student research.

Generating $4.4 billion of economic benefit annually, the University makes a significant contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of our country. Our challenge is to continue to build on our areas of excellence to make an even greater impact.

Major donations in recent years have transformed our ability to deliver world-class research and teaching programmes in a vibrant intellectual environment.

The Faculty receives philanthropic support in a range of ways:

  • donations and bequests for scholarships and faculty projects
  • an annual appeal to alumni
  • applications to community-based trusts and philanthropic business foundations
  • private contributions.

All donations are deposited in the University of Auckland Foundation, which is incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act and registered under the Charities Act. The foundation has an independent Board of Trustees who are responsible for the stewardship, management and appropriate distribution of philanthropic funds, including bequests that have been given as financial support for the University. Donations can be made for specific purposes, either as an endowment or as an amount that can be used for a specific period of time.

For more information contact Anne Liddle, Development Manager, Faculty of Arts.

Phone: + 64 9 923 2309

You can also find out more about the University of Auckland Foundation at the Foundation’s website.