More than 8,000 ANU alumni have been contacted through the first ANU Telephone Appeal resulting in 738 pledged gifts of support.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young hosted a BBQ on Friday to thank the 38 students who worked as callers during the appeal.
The Telephone Appeal was a pilot program aimed at building on the University’s alumni network and exploring ways for those people to continue their connection with the ANU.
The program also sought contributions for The ANU Fund which aims to support ANU research as well as the studies of current and future students.
Sarah who studies International Relations at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific said the appeal was a great opportunity for people to give something back to ANU.
“The opportunities that I’ve been given as a student, from mentoring to getting a scholarship, have been invaluable. I hope to one day be in a position to give back to students in a fellow manner,” she said.
Annual Giving Manager Maree Choenden-Dhongdue said the student callers had played a leading role in making the appeal a great success.
“The appeal was an exceptional opportunity to work with a wide range of stakeholders across the University,” she said.
“It was truly inspirational to work with such an outstanding group of students who were great ambassadors for the ANU.”
More information about The ANU Fund can be found on the ANU website.