Vice-Chancellor’s message

Thank you for investing in our future.

RMIT’s unique story began with a far-sighted investment: in 1887 local philanthropist Francis Ormond gave $5,000 to establish The Working Men’s College, which was matched by smaller donations from the ordinary people of Melbourne.

That one act of generosity produced thousands of graduates – architects, designers, builders and dressmakers – whose practical skills and creative drive helped to develop Melbourne into one of the most liveable cities in the world.

When you donate to RMIT, you too create something far-reaching: you help to build our capacity for the future. Not just the capacity of RMIT as a global university of technology and design, but the capacity of individuals – our students, researchers and alumni – to make their own unique difference in the world.

Thank you for supporting everything we do at RMIT – our future is very bright.


Professor Margaret Gardner, AO
Vice-Chancellor and President

Professor Margaret Gardner AO

Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor and President, RMIT University

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