NSW/ACT Fundraising SIG

Major Gifts account for 90% to 95% of funds raised in any Capital Campaign. So what is the best way to go about securing Major Gifts?

The journey to securing a new Major Gift can be different each time and is dependent on a range of factors. This SIG offers the opportunity to hear from experienced fundraisers in University, School and College settings discuss real life Major Gifts they have secured, the process they followed and the techniques they used. Presenting Major Gift case studies will be:

  • Daniel Martin, Director of Development of Medicine & Science at UNSW
  • Jackie Dalton, Director of Philanthropy at Frensham Schools
  • Hannah Atwell, Director of Advancement, St Andrew’s College at the University of Sydney

A Q&A will follow the case study presentations before opening up to further Major Gift discussion and networking.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 17 March

Time: 8:00am-10:00am

Venue: St Andrew’s College at the University of Sydney, 19 Carillon Avenue, Newtown


St Andrew’s College is located at 19 Carillon Avenue, Newtown.

Street parking and parking stations are also available along Western Avenue, Carillon Avenue, Missenden Road and at the RPA (map attached).

The nearest train stations are Macdonaldtown and Redfern, whilst buses stop nearby at King St.

Entry is through the pedestrian gate under the large stone archway on Carillon Ave, or if you park underneath the oval at the Western Avenue Carpark you can walk across the oval and up the tree lined pathway to the Main Building. Once in the Main Building, you can follow the directional signage to the Reading Room, or speak to the staff at reception, who can also direct you.