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The Victoria University Foundation has raised more than $50 million since 2011 and aims to raise the same amount again over the next few years as part of its first major fundraising campaign, Capital Thinking: The Victoria University of Wellington Campaign.

The funds raised will go towards research programmes, new initiatives and scholarships.

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne were guests of honour at the Celebration of Giving dinner in mid-February when the Kelburn Hub was transformed for a formal dinner. The occasion was a chance to thank donors for their gifts, donations, bequests and scholarships to Victoria over many years, as well as officially announce Victoria’s fundraising campaign goal.

Among the transformative gifts donors have made are contributions to the Foundation’s First-in-Family Scholarships, which provide financial and mentoring support to help students who are the first in their family to attend university.