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Thank you for taking the time to consider supporting the University of Otago by making a donation. Whatever your gifted amount is, your support truly matters and will make a big difference. We offer a range of options for donating to Otago, from annual giving to giving to a specific area of interest, to leaving a bequest. If you would prefer to discuss your support for the University with us in person please contact Shelagh Murray, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, or one of our Development managers, listed below.

Featured Funds

Celebrate Law's 150th anniversary by Supporting Your Passion

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Since the Faculty of Law's founding in 1873, alumni and friends like you have given generously to make an extraordinary legal education possible for our students. Each and every gift, large or small, benefits our students. And for that, we can't thank you enough. Give today to support the leaders of tomorrow.

Donate to the Law's 150th anniversary funds

Pūtea Tautoko student support fund

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Named Pūtea Tautoko, which translates as financial support, the fund is a way for the University community to support those members facing the greatest need in extraordinary times.
All students will be eligible to apply for this hardship funding, whether they are New Zealand or international students, full-time or part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate.

Donate to the Pūtea Tautoko fund

The Sophia Michelle McMillan Crestani Scholarship

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Established in 2020 in memory of Sophia Michelle McMillan Crestani, a second-year Bachelor of Science student studying mathematics and statistics. Sophia passed away in tragic circumstances at a student party in North Dunedin on 6 October 2019.

Donate to the Sophia Michelle McMillan Crestani Scholarship

The Marine Studies Centre

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Your donation to the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre will help to foster an understanding and appreciation of New Zealand's unique marine environment and responsibility towards its conservation.

Donate to the Marine Studies Centre

If you would like to support a particular division or department with a donation please contact one of our Development Managers


Jacquie Lucas

Health Sciences

Kerry Buchan


Tanner Skillings


Angie Hughes­

Wellington campus

Anna Burtt

Christchurch campus

John Godfrey

Annual Giving

Hilary Burrall


Murray Lopdell-Lawrence

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