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CDU Foundation

The Foundation was established to enhance the relationship between Charles Darwin University and the wider community, and to generate the extra funds needed for the development of a wide variety of programs, projects and infrastructure.

While CDU receives funding from both the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments for essential recurrent and capital costs, those funds cannot cover all the needs of the University, and its students and staff.

The Foundation encourages donations and other contributions, and guarantees the security of funds raised to promote the University's development.

The Foundation is trustee of the Charles Darwin University Foundation Trust and is a company limited by guarantee, established under a Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association.

The Board of Directors comprises the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, three representatives appointed by the University Council, two elected representatives of corporate members and two elected representatives of individual members.

Learn more about our donors, or contact us for more information.

CDU 25th Anniversary Appeal

25th Anniversary Appeal Brochure (PDF 1.1MB)

The CDU 25th Anniversary Appeal sets the bedrock for our future. Our goal is to raise $5 million over three years, in the biggest appeal we’ve undertaken. We have always relied on our community to help fund some of our special projects. Now, more than ever, we need your support.

Our priorities for the 25th Anniversary Appeal are:

  1. Scholarships, awards and prizes.
  2. Solving problems through research.
  3. Providing community leadership.

Download the transcript (DOCX 14KB)

To find out more or to make a donation in support of CDU please visit Support CDU.

EFT Details:
Charles Darwin University Foundation
BSB 035302
Account 301036

So that we can provide you a receipt and acknowledge you for your generous donation, please ensure to include your first and last name as a reference on your bank transfer.

CDU Foundation 2015 Annual General Meeting (to be held May 2016)

The CDU Foundation 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday the 27 May 2016. The Annual General meeting will be held in the newly renovated CDU Theatre at 6pm.

Annual General Meeting 2015 papers can be downloaded below:

To find out more about nominating for the CDU Foundation Board please read Section 12 CDU Foundation Articles of Association as amended 2015 (PDF 44KB)

For nominations to the CDU Foundation Board please download the nomination form (Word Doc 60KB).

To view the minutes of the CDU Foundation 2014 AGM held on 22 May 2015, please download the following PDF (17 KB).

To view the agenda for the upcoming CDU Foundation 2015 AGM to be held on 27 May 2016, please dowload this Word Doc (29 KB).

To read the Chairs Report for the 2015 AGM, please download the following PDF ( 111 KB).

To view the financial statements for the 2015 Annual General Meeting please download the following:

2015 AGO Letter to CDUF Chairman (483 KB)

2015 Audited CDU Foundation Financial Report (2,055 KB)

2015 Audited CDU Foundation Trust Financial Report (3,066 KB)

All financial Foundation members are eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. If you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting, you can assign your vote to a proxy holder to vote on your behalf. To assign a proxy vote, please fill out the AGM 2016 Proxy Form ( Word Doc 79 KB).