Ways to support us
Whether you are alumni, a friend or supporter of Edith Cowan University, by donating to the ECU Foundation you have the opportunity to improve lives through supporting education attainment and collaborative research.
The operational costs of the ECU Foundation are 100 per cent supported by ECU and therefore no donations are used for the administrative costs of the Foundation.
Common methods people choose to support us are:
- Individual donations:
- by cheque, MasterCard or VISA - made payable to the Edith Cowan University Foundation; or
- by Gifts-in-kind- including personal property such as rare books, works of art, valuable collectables and tangible items of demonstrated value.
- Corporate partnership;
The ECU Foundation is able to accept a variety of gift types including cash, property (for example shares, land, trading stock) and cultural gifts (like artwork and books).
You can choose to make a one-off donation to the University or establish a regular gift. This is a great way to provide on-going support to the University for a specific project such as scholarships and prizes.
The ECU Foundation forms partnerships with businesses, trusts, foundations and community organisations to support the Foundation. By working in partnership with companies we are able to find new ways to capitalise on their investment which has a positive impact to the university and the communities we serve.
Through our partnerships we look for outcomes that meet the long and short term needs of students and researchers as well as the strategic objectives of our partners.
The Foundation welcomes the opportunity to develop specifically tailored partnership programs that will not only provide benefits for your organisation, but for the university and the broader community.
You can share in our vision and ensure ECU continues to provide a diverse and dynamic learning environment for all by making a bequest in your Will. Making a bequest is an uncomplicated way to help underpin the future growth and development of ECU and is a gift that will live on, providing long-term benefits for future generations.
There are various options for making a bequest. You can make an unrestricted bequest, which allows the University to determine where the money is most needed, or you can make a restricted bequest, where you designate the purpose of your gift.
Bequests can take several forms. They can specify a dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate once expenses and gifts to family and loved ones have been distributed and may include cash, securities, real estate and personal property.
If you have already drafted your Will, you can make an amendment by adding a codicil to include a bequest to ECU. When making a new Will, or changing an existing Will, we recommend that you seek independent professional advice to ensure that your wishes are expressed correctly.
If you would like to discuss your options for making an individual donation, establishing a corporate partnership or by making a bequest to the ECU Foundation, an ECU Fundraising Officer can assist you with complete confidentiality and without obligation.
For more information on how you can support ECU contact us.
Edith Cowan University (ABN: 54 361 485 361) is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) organisation, meaning donations to the University are fully tax deductible as charitable contributions under the ATO provisions. However individuals are recommended to seek their own independent tax advice.