Become an ambassador for Pave the Way 2015.
A new fundraising trend is emerging, and the University of Sydney blazed the trail.
On 16 September 2014 we held our inaugural 24-hour fundraising and awareness challenge, Pave the Way. We were the first Australian university to run a challenge of this kind.
Twenty‑four-hour fundraising challenges, also known as “giving days”, are popular in the United States. The objective is to raise as much funding as possible in a set time through donations given primarily online.
Our community came together to make the day a huge success. Here are just some of our highlights:
- $932,964 raised from 1058 donors
- Two important causes: access to education and medical research
- Alumni, staff, students, donors, parents and friends supported the day
- Sisters Carole Roussel and Angela Raymond dedicated a gift in memory of their father to support future generations of neurosurgeons
- An anonymous alumnus matched gifts dollar-for-dollar up to the value of $25,000
- Pharmacy alumnus Douglas Jamieson is supporting Aboriginal students by establishing a scholarship
- INSPIRED board member Sam Meers gave $5000 on behalf of the Nelson Meers Foundation
- On-campus awareness raising and celebration
- More than 60 online ambassadors helped spread the word.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Pave the Way.