What if... campaign

Our ambitious philanthropic campaign is an opportunity to achieve real change. With your support, we are addressing the major challenges that face us all.

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What if...we could solve the most pressing challenges facing:

  • our communities
  • our country
  • our planet?

At Victoria University of Wellington, we undertake research, teaching and engagement that transforms lives. Our philanthropic campaign invites you to consider ‘What if…' and partner with us in addressing the major challenges that face our nation and world.

There are many opportunities for you to advance issues you care about. Our campaign focuses on strategic initiatives which will make a difference for health and wellbeing, sustainability and the environment, cultivating creative capital, equitable access to education, supporting a diverse and inclusive community and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Across these areas, your philanthropic support significantly increases our ability to invest in talented people, ambitious research programmes, essential resources, and societal outreach. Every gift, at every level, plays an important part.

Philanthropy has a long history at Victoria University of Wellington and we are immensely grateful to our community of supporters. Our campaign builds upon this strong foundation of philanthropic impact and presents an ambitious and timely vision for change. Together with the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation, we are aiming to raise $150 million dollars—support our vision of a better and brighter future by making a gift today.

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