Thank you

We are very grateful to those who have made the decision to leave a donation to the University of Auckland in their will. We are committed to honouring the wishes and intentions of alumni and friends who contribute to the University through a gift in their will.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your will to the University of Auckland, we make the following commitments:

  • We will always respect your privacy. We recognise and appreciate that your will is personal to you. We will handle whatever gift you leave us with care, sensitivity and respect.
  • We recognise that your philanthropic commitment to help us normally develops over a significant period and we are committed long-term to making a difference to your chosen area.
  • Many donors choose not to tell us about gifts in their will; but if you do tell us, we will respect your wishes in terms of how we contact and talk to you in the future.
  • We will give you and your family as much choice as we can about how and where your gift will be used at the University of Auckland to make a difference for your chosen area.
  • We will use your gift carefully and cost effectively so that it has the greatest impact; and give you the opportunity to connect with the work we do during your lifetime.

If you have left a gift in your will to the University of Auckland, we would love to hear from you so we can thank you and recognise your generosity. It also gives us the opportunity to keep you informed about news and developments in your areas of interest at the University.


In celebration of the lasting contribution of those who leave a gift in their will, the University has created a Book of Recognition to honour their contribution for posterity.

To learn more about our commitment to you and our recognition programme, please contact Development Manager Fraser Alexander. You can reach him by phone – +64 (0)9 923 8096, or mobile – 64 (0)21 840937, by email – or you can visit him at University House, 19A Princes Street, Auckland Central.