Did you know that people just like you are the cornerstone of our VU family? We are proud to acknowledge and highlight some of the wonderful gifts we've received. Donations of all sizes help us to continue offering world-class opportunities to our students, our researchers and community!

Thank you.

Donor Spotlight – Yvonne Zhou Grundy

"Due to my strong affinity with education and being partly of my nature in helping others in need, I feel so rewarded as a donor of VU’s Thrive fund in helping students in financial difficulties to complete their studies and find employment in order to support themselves."

- Yvonne

For more than 20 years, Dr Yvonne Zhou-Grundy has worked with businesses to develop commercial relationships with China. In fact, Yvonne was instrumental in helping VU establish our partnership with Central University of Finance & Economics in Beijing. Based in Melbourne, Yvonne also completed her PhD at VU in 2011, further cementing her strong connection with the University.

With a long connection to Victoria University, Yvonne is keen to make sure students have what they need to succeed. She explains why she supports the Student Support Appeal.

Yvonne shares her story.

Trusts & Foundations

Victoria University thanks the many generous Trusts and Foundations who’ve made us a beacon of education here in the West. Only in partnership with like-minded organisations, can we provide world-class resources and undertake world-changing research. Together, with your support, we’re educating the leaders of the future.

Find out more about current projects.

Dr Susan Alberti AC

Susan Alberti

"I hope I am encouraging other people to donate, because there's nothing more rewarding."

– Dr Susan Alberti, AC

Dr Susan Alberti AC is a highly respected and successful business-woman, generous and active philanthropist and passionate supporter of VU.

Dr Alberti gives generously to Victoria University's scholarships through her foundation.

"Donating to the VU Achievement Scholarships Program is more than just providing an opportunity for students – it is about community, supporting and building successful communities. That is what is important to me."

Donor Spotlight - Que Tang

"I feel connected to VU because I spent 29 years working here and a few years studying here. So VU is a part of my life. Every time we drive past I say “I use to work at this campus” or when a friend comes to visit from overseas I bring them here – I am proud of Nicholson campus!"

– Que

Que Tang has had a long journey with VU, from humble beginnings as a refugee and English-language student, Que studied business accounting and was a Student Welfare Officer for 29 years. Que is now a committed donor.

We sat down with Que Tang, to talk about her passion for Victoria University. She loved her work in Student Welfare and understands better than most how helping students makes such a difference.

Que shares her story.

Western Bulldogs



"I undertook a placement at Western Bulldogs in the Sons of The West program. I credit this as one of the greatest experiences the University has offered its students for our success."
– Carlie Amy Bauer, scholarship recipient

Read Carlie's story

Our partner the Western Bulldogs Football Club has donated funds to the VU Achievement Scholarship program since 2009. The club committed $25,000 annually for the 2017 – 2022 term.

The scholarship program helps students from Melbourne's western region to pursue their academic goals.