The FIA organisational member logo signifies that Griffith University is recognised as a leader in the fundraising sector.

It is a symbol of our commitment to uphold the highest standards of professional practice as stated in the FIA’s Code, and demonstrates our commitment to ethical fundraising practice.

Deductible Gift Recipient

Griffith University is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), and can receive income tax-deductible gifts. Donations to Griffith of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.

Further information about DGRs, tax-deductible gifts and contributions can be found at the Australian Taxation Office.

Download our DGR certificate

Griffith University is also endorsed to make public appeals for support under the Collections Act 1996, sanction number CP5701.

Philanthropy and fundraising-specific policies

Griffith Foundation Board

The role of the Griffith Foundation is to:

    Work with the University Executive and the Director, Advancement to develop and implement campaign strategies to support achievement of the University’s strategy through building relationships with Trusts and Foundations, prominent alumni and influential community members to increase awareness about the University’s strategic objectives and substantially increase philanthropic funding.


The Griffith Foundation Board is appointed by the University Council on the recommendation of the Vice Chancellor. The Board members are:

  • Mr Rob Borbidge AO DUniv
  • Mr Nigel Chamier AM
  • Mr Peter Johnstone (Chair)
  • Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM
  • Mr Henry Smerdon AM DUniv, Chancellor, Griffith University
  • Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice Chancellor and President
  • Ms Gillian French, Director, Advancement

Advancement related policies

Further policies

Griffith University is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards in the fundraising sector