2021 Annual Appeal
Please give a Tax Deductible donation before June 30th 2021.
Never has our need been greater. If you have not donated yet, please do so today.
And if you have donated we thank you sincerely and ask that you consider an additional contribution.
Your support is essential to our survival.
For over a year we have been confronting unimagined challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of international students, as well as our own graduate students, have been prevented from fully pursuing their educational dreams.
In its 110-year history, Graduate House has survived the economic and human effects of the Spanish Flu, and the First and Second World Wars thanks to the support and generosity of past members. Once again, we need in abundance their spirit of giving.
Because of the impact of COVID-19 on our operations, we’ve implemented several measures.
Here are just two:
- We rent out office space for short or long periods.
- We provide temporary accommodation for people supporting family members in nearby hospitals.
At the same time, we continue to provide Graduate House operational activities to remaining students, graduates and members as part of our commitment to their wellbeing.
We’re doing all we can, but we need you to donate now.
With the Federal Government’s ‘Job Keeper’ program ceasing at the end of March 2021 we have ‘tightened the belt’ further, and our members of Council and its subcommittees (all of whom work on a voluntary basis) continue to meet regularly to provide strong and stable governance. Prudently, we have put ‘on hold’ our new building project – but only temporarily.
We have had to lose several long-serving staff members. Those who remain have accepted reduced salaries, but their commitment is such that they are generously working longer hours to ensure that we can continue our invaluable work.
We have a long history of graduates coming together to share ideas and innovate for the benefit of society. Your donation now will help us to do this into the future.
Assist us to ride this difficult wave until we return to a sustainable ‘new normal’: providing accommodation and services in an academically, socially and emotionally supportive community for Australian and overseas graduates.
Warmest regards and thanks,
The Hon Diana Bryant AO QC, President
Mr Vincent Mirabelli, Chairperson of Council
To donate online, click on the red ‘Donate to Graduate House 2021 Annual Appeal’ button above or click on this link.
You can also download an editable pdf from here to complete and send back as an attachment, or to print and send back by post.
If you prefer a hard copy of the donation slip, please contact us and we will post you this slip to complete and a replied paid envelope.
You may also call us on +61 3 9347 3428 or email us at email@example.com to make a donation over the phone.