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Why support Give to Change

There are many reasons you might choose to make a difference at Curtin University. We have identified the top five reasons to give back to students and projects:

1. Your gift will be matched by the University

Curtin University will match all staff donations to Give to Change on a dollar-for-dollar basis. This effectively doubles the impact of your donation, and provides twice as many funds to your chosen project.

2. You have the power to change the life of a Curtin student

Education is transformative. Through Give to Change, you have the opportunity to truly transform the life of a Curtin student by providing them with the financial assistance needed to attend university.

3. Every gift counts

You may consider your gift to be small, but as part of a community effort, it can make a huge difference. For example, 100 staff members giving just $8.00 per fortnight for a year will fund four $5,000 scholarships enabling students facing financial hardship to attend university, which they otherwise might not have been able to do.

4. 100% of your gift goes directly to the area you specify

Every dollar you donate will go directly towards your chosen project or area. No money is used to cover administrative costs.

5. Your donation is a tax deduction contribution

By giving to Curtin from your pre-tax wages, you benefit from an immediate tax deduction from your fortnightly wage. This entitles you to tax benefits immediately, rather than waiting until the end of the financial year to claim back your contributions.

By making an easy pre-tax donation each pay, you contribute a significant amount over the course of a year, as shown here:

  Fortnightly Annually
$10/fortnight ($260/year)* $6.30 $163.80
$50.00/fortnight ($1,300/year)* $31.50 $819.00
$100.00/fortnight ($2,600/year)* $63.00 $1,638.00

*Based on a marginal tax rate of 37%. This table is intended as a guide only; donors are encouraged to consult their tax advisor for further advice.


If you have any further questions regarding pre-tax giving, please contact Lauren Evans on +61 8 9266 4236.