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The TU Dublin Foundation

TU Dublin Foundation

The TU Dublin Foundation will make a transformational contribution to TU Dublin so that it will be recognised nationally and internationally as the first choice in Ireland for students seeking professional, career-focused learning and discovery in a vibrant environment renowned for innovation, creativity, the application of research and engagement with the community.


TU Dublin Foundation is an independent registered charity established in 2001 to advance the mission of Technological University Dublin - Ireland’s leading provider of technological education - and thereby facilitate an innovative, responsive and student-centered teaching and learning environment for a diverse range and level of programmes to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Philanthropy has a key role to play in leveraging funds and enhancing the resources that can be offered to future generations of students. TU Dublin Foundation is committed to demonstrating the unique culture of TU Dublin and unlocking the power of private support to the University.

TU Dublin Foundation is working to foster a culture of philanthropy within TU Dublin and to encourage philanthropic support for and engagement with TU Dublin from alumni, friends, staff, corporations and charitable trusts.


  • Integrity - We are fully compliant with best practice in governance for the non-profit sector and treat all our donors with respect, honesty, transparency and openness.
  • Determination - Meaningful change is not easy. It requires the ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. We have the persistence to do what it takes to achieve the results we seek.
  • Enthusiasm - We believe in the projects we are fundraising for and are passionate about communicating TU Dublin’s uniqueness to prospective donors.
  • Teamwork - We work in partnership with colleagues and donors to achieve great things and to bring a fresh approach and new ideas for projects.

Our fundraising priorities are aligned with TU Dublin’s strategic objectives:

Capital Development: TU Dublin’s new campus at Grangegorman in Dublin's north inner city is one of the largest-ever capital investments in higher education in Ireland. Philanthropy is playing a key role in delivering this state-of-the-art campus for 21st century education.

Supporting Excellence in Teaching and Research: supporting TU Dublin in its mission to be a culturally diverse and stimulating learning and research environment.

Enabling Participation at TU Dublin: working with our donors to support access to education, enabling students to achieve their dreams and deepening community engagement.