Codes and ethics
Guidelines for donors
- A Gift to the University of Newcastle Foundation is a voluntary contribution, originating from the donor's own volition, and does not provide material benefit to the donor.
- Donors are able to specify the area(s) of the University to which they wish to donate. For general donations to the University, not designated to a specific area, the University of Newcastle Foundation will be responsible for the allocation of the gift.
- The University of Newcastle Foundation ensures that donors and their gift are properly recognised, and that their wishes are fulfilled.
- The University of Newcastle Foundation reserves the right not to accept any gift.
- Donations to the University of Newcastle Foundation may be eligible deductions for income tax purposes under Division 30 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
- The University of Newcastle Foundation is an eligible recipient under the Taxation Incentive for the Arts Scheme. All gifts made under this scheme (of books, artworks, music, collections, instruments etc) must be discussed with the University prior to the gift being received.
- The University will issue a receipt for all donations. This receipt will be issued in the name of the drawer of the cheque, the person named on the credit card, or as indicated in the donation form. A letter of acknowledgment will accompany the receipt which will be forwarded to the donor.
- All gifts and gifts-in-kind of $1,000 or greater in value are recorded in the University's Annual Report. Donors may remain anonymous if they wish.
- All cheques should be forwarded to the University of Newcastle, The Chancellery Building, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan 2308. A letter outlining the purpose of the donation or a completed donation form should accompany the payment. The University accepts credit card (Visa, Mastercard) and cheques.
- Where a donation funds a Prize, Scholarship, Chair or Facility, naming rights will apply in accordance with University Policy.
Code of conduct
To ensure that the rights of the donors are protected and that the University fulfills its obligations to the donor and to itself, a Code of Conduct has been approved by University Council. This set of principles is based on the Code of Conduct in relation to Philanthropy approved by the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee.
The code of conduct can be found at the Universities Australia website.
Please refer to the code of practice for Australian University Philanthropy for further information about codes of practice.