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The University has established The University of Otago Foundation Trust, a New Zealand registered charitable trust (CC20440), as well as  The Otago University Trust in the UK and The Alumni of the University of Otago in America, Inc. in the USA.

The terms of these Trusts allow in-country tax benefits for Otago's donors living abroad and ensure that the expressed wishes of donors are fulfilled.

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The University of Otago is grateful to all donors who, through their generosity, are enabling the Foundation Trust to provide support across the spectrum of all University activities.

This Report highlights how your generosity has enabled the Foundation to support activities that advance the interests of our staff and students, and to back the world-class research that makes a real difference to health, wellbeing and knowledge globally.

Read the 2022 report online (pdf)


The University of Otago Foundation Trust

The University of Otago Foundation Trust is a charitable trust which receives and administers donations, bequests and sponsorship monies for University and academic priorities.

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The Otago University Trust (UK)

The Otago University Trust was established to provide a tax-effective vehicle for University of Otago supporters living in the United Kingdom. All gifts made through the Trust are transferred in full to the University of Otago for the precise purpose for which the gift was made.

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Alumni of University of Otago in America, Inc

The Alumni of University of Otago in America (AUOA) is a registered 501(c)3 US non-profit founded by US based Otago Alumni.

For further information please visit the AUOA website.

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