From empowering students through education, innovations in research, and expanding community outreach, QUT donors are making a real world difference.

Professor Margaret Sheil AO Vice-Chancellor and President

Your support makes a difference

Each year, I have the pleasure and privilege of witnessing the outcomes and ripple effect of generosity.

Philanthropy has always been fundamental to QUT’s purpose: to provide transformative education and research relevant to our communities, and we are truly grateful to the QUT community for sharing our passion and vision for a greater tomorrow.

I hope you enjoy reading about the many opportunities and breakthroughs made possible by our generous community of donors.

2019 impact


total gifts (including single and recurring gifts)


of donors gave to student scholarships


largest gift (to the Learning Potential Fund)


of donors were QUT staff

Donor impact

Emergency Student Fund

Financial help to students experiencing unexpected hardship

Prostate cancer

There's plenty to celebrate in the fight against prostate cancer

Waste-free world

With donors' help we're aiming for a waste-free world

Helping the vulnerable

The Traction program for vulnerable teens has the support of the QUT Staff Community Welfare Fund

Nursing scholarships

Leilani Greene and Ketisha Gill are the first recipients of QUT’s $10,000 Argent Indigenous Nursing Scholarship

The 'Helper's High'

The feeling of wellbeing that stems from knowing our actions have helped someone else is the reason we give

From weddings to wills

How a QUT graduate is helping students succeed

Real world magic school bus

The QUT Extreme Van travels 19,000km each year to provide STEM workshops to students across Queensland.

Giving Day 2019

Giving Day is QUT's annual fundraiser, a day to make a difference and help foster research initiatives which are designed to change the world.

On Thursday 16 May 2019, QUT hosted its second annual Giving Day; a fundraiser to ‘Imagine what’s next’ as we celebrate 30 years of QUT.

This #QUTGivingDay our goal was 2000 donors - thanks to our community we surpassed it, with 2012 donors coming together to raise a total of $813,681 for 22 projects across the university.

We are truly grateful to the QUT community for sharing our passion and vision for a greater tomorrow.

#QUTGivingDay will be back in 2021. Given the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic, we are instead directing efforts to supporting our most vulnerable students through the Emergency Student Fund.


Total donors - 2012

Students and friends - 896

Alumni - 811

QUT staff - 305


Total funds raised: $813,681

Largest gift: $33,333 to prostate cancer research

Our staff in 2019


total funds raised through payroll giving


donated to QUT Staff Community Welfare Fund


of staff are payroll donors


projects supported

Giving Day volunteers with Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil AO

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