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USC 1996 Society

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The USC 1996 Society is a giving club that inspires conversations and action - not just about what is needed today, but about how philanthropists can shape and secure the future of higher education.

The name recognises the founding year of USC and acknowledges the visionaries who helped create our University.

One of the biggest challenges we face is ever increasing political and economic pressures which creates a high degree of uncertainty for a university like ours. Uncertainty which hampers our ability to plan for the future. It is important that we overcome this and that is why we have created the Society.

Society and vision

Achieving great things at USC requires a healthy sustainable financial foundation. Support given by the USC 1996 Society members and visionaries is entrusted in an endowment known as the USC Visionaries Fund. The principal is held in perpetuity while the interest is distributed for critical projects and programs.

This perpetual financial investment account then secures the future of USC by furthering urgent needs in the areas of:

  • the quality of teaching and research,
  • support of student bursaries, and
  • seed money for vital program development.

Donate now

100% of your donation will go towards the USC Visionaries Fund, any donation over $2 are tax deductible.

The USC Visionaries Fund will ensure that USC will have a solid foundation to continue to invest in providing the best environment for our students in study, sport, and the pursuit of innovative research.

For more information on unrestricted giving to this endowment contact Kate Evans, Senior Development Manager.

Staff giving

USC Staff may become a 1996 Society member or visionary through pre-tax salary giving. With the workplace pre-tax giving, the tax benefits are immediate; no need to keep or find tax receipts at the end of the financial year! It is a simple, effective, and painless way to support the USC Visionaries Fund endowment. The USC Visionaries Fund provides 'untied' support for critical University needs each year by investment of the principal and only accessing the interest. Donations are taken pre-tax from your salary, so your dollar goes further as you receive the direct tax benefit immediately.

USC 1996 Society Supporters

Visionaries ($5,000 annual)
  • Jan and Rod Forrester
  • Hall Contracting Pty Ltd
  • Mary Henzell
  • Parklakes II
  • Gail and John Shadforth
  • Noelene Shadforth
  • Jocelyn Walker
Members ($1,996 annual)
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Covey Associates
  • Bill and Lorena Freeman
  • Birgit Lohmann
  • Fay Mansell
  • Sebastion Marx
  • Keith and Karen Neuendorf
  • Russell Ousley
  • Natasha Read
  • Judy Renouf
  • Rumba Beach Resort
  • Joanne Scott
  • Helen and Rustum Sethna
  • Fiona Simpson
  • Graham Tamblyn
  • Chris and Katie Walker
  • Bruce Williams
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