Exploring the Barriers To Bequests In Wills To Australian Universities
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Decreased government funding has placed increasing financial pressure on Australian universities. Currently Australian universities receive 6.6% of all donations (Australian Council of Social Service, 2005) while universities in the United States attract 14% (Department for Education and Skills, 2004). These figures suggest there is considerable room for improvement for Australian universities. This study used a multiple case study method, involving more than one University, to explore motivations for bequests in Australia. Respondents indicated that tertiary education was viewed as a means to an end, with stronger bonds formed with relevant professional associations rather than the university. Respondents perceived that tertiary institutions failed to engage with and communicate to them.
ANZMAC 2007 : Conference Proceedings
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