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Donate to Otago

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.


Pūtea Tautoko Student Hardship 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 University of Otago General Fund

UO General fund

You may want to direct your donation to specific areas of the University: the Library, Pharmacy, the Faculty of Dentistry, the possibilities are endless. Please choose the General Fund on the donation page and indicate your preference.

Donate to the University of Otago General Fund



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



Graeme Mullin

Health Sciences

Kerry Buchan


Tanner Skillings


Angie Hughes­

Christchurch campus

Helen Hayes

Wellington campus

Anna Burtt

Annual Giving

Stephanie Miller


Murray Lopdell-Lawrence