Thanks a billion says UniSyd VC Spence

The University of Sydney’s INSPIRED fund-raising campaign has broken the $1bn barrier. Vice Chancellor Michael Spence thanks donors this morning, saying “there was strong scepticism” when it launched in 2008 that, “that an Australian organisation could attract this level of philanthropy locally, let alone globally.”

The university’s fund raising chief since INSPIRED started is Tim Dolan, who leaves next month on the highest of highs, moving to the University of Hawaii.

The University of Melbourne’s BELIEVE campaign is targeting $1bn in donations by 2021.


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