Celebrating our supporters

Thank you to each and every person who donates to La Trobe - your gifts help us to Make the Difference.

Recognising the generosity of our supporters is important to us. Read inspiring stories about donors and the change they are supporting below, as well as stories about some of our influential alumni.

Why I give: Brendan McAssey from The Beluga Foundation

People give for many different reasons. Philanthropist Brendan McAssey shares why he chose to donate to La Trobe University’s revolutionary new stroke research.

10 non-profit change-makers who studied at La Trobe

Meet 10 dedicated La Trobe alumni who are helping people seeking asylum, empowering women in Nepal, supporting young parents, caring for elderly homeless Australians – and much more.

Solving poverty: alumna Conny Lenneberg leads with compassion

Alumna Conny Lenneberg, Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, learned through her social justice career that leadership is about enabling people to do their best.

Launch your business idea through the La Trobe Accelerator Program

Discover how La Trobe alumni are accelerating their business ideas thanks to mentoring, workshops,and up to $10,000 equity-free funding.

Meet the hospitality CEO leading a food revolution

Business alumnus Dehne Bingham is CEO of 100 Burgers, the company behind some of Melbourne’s most well-known restaurants and food trucks.

12 iconic Australian brands led by La Trobe alumni

Discover the La Trobe alumni behind these famous Aussie brands, who've conquered everything from baked goods to investment advice.

Inaugural graduates reunite 50 years on

La Trobe's founding cohort recently reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation.

Oval named after La Trobe alumnus and sporting legend

Tony Sheehan Oval named after La Trobe alumnus and sporting legend

How to fight Ebola with empathy

Nursing alumna Yanti Turang is a force for global good health. She shares what it’s like to work at the Ebola frontline, where patient care comes through a protective suit.

10 world-leading physiotherapists who studied at La Trobe University

Meet some of our leading physiotherapy alumni, who oversee the health, fitness and wellbeing of the world's top athletes across tennis, basketball, rugby and more.

Alumni buddies help students settle into study overseas

Through our Alumni Buddy program, La Trobe alumni support current students undertaking a university exchange to feel at home in their new country.

Have your say in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (Longitudinal)

The Graduate Outcomes Survey-Longitudinal (GOS - L) is now open, and closes on 31 March 2019. If you completed the Australian Graduate Survey in 2016, we want to hear from you again!

La Trobe 1969 premiers reunited

La Trobe University Football Club's first premiers reunited

La Trobe celebrates 2019 Australia Day Award recipients

Congratulations to all the La Trobe alumni, current and former staff members who were recognised with an Australia Day Award this year.

Sports dietitian Jessica Rothwell champions a healthy life and career

Alumna Jessica Rothwell, sports dietitian and former Australian race walking champion, helps elite athletes get nutrition right. She reflects on finding balance in work & shares her top tips for healthy eating.

Answer a student’s call in February

Our telethon is your chance to reconnect with La Trobe.

Could your job be bad for your health?

Alumna and La Trobe academic Jodi Oakman studies interactions between people and their workplaces. She describes how you can make choices to ensure a healthy lifelong connection to your work.

NGV director Tony Ellwood serves his community through art

La Trobe Bendigo alumnus Tony Ellwood AM shares his vision for audiences and art, and reveals how regional experiences have influenced how he runs the NGV.

Five iconic works in La Trobe’s Art Collection – and where to find them

Esteemed gallery director Karen Quinlan shares the University’s vision for public art in a cross-campus tour of La Trobe’s Art Collection.

Five reasons to join an alumni chapter or network in 2019

Joining a chapter or network is a great way to stay connected with your fellow alumni and the wider La Trobe community. Find out what's on offer in 2019 and why you should get involved.

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