Welcome to the McCusker Charitable Foundation

The McCusker Charitable Foundation was established for charitable purposes aimed at improving health and education, with particular emphasis on Western Australia.

Over the past years the McCusker family has donated more than $40,000,000 to a wide variety of charitable projects and not for profit bodies. The family also financed the construction of the Lady McCusker Home (www.amanaliving.com.au).

A few examples of organisations that have received support from the McCusker Charitable Foundation are:

  • The McCusker Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease Research – funding world class research into the prevention and cure of Alzheimer’s disease (www.alzheimers.com.au).
  • The Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research (www.perkins.org.au).
  • The University of Western Australia Graduate School of Management (www.business.uwa.edu.au).
  • Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank (www.rotarywacordblood.org.au).
  • Telethon Kids (www.telethonkids.org.au) - Bioinformatics and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disease Research in Fitzroy Crossing.
  • Parkerville Children and Youth Care – Child Advocacy Centre: for children who have been impacted by trauma, abuse and family breakdown (www.parkerville.org.au).
  • Redkite – supporting children and their families touched by cancer (www.redkite.org.au).
  • Ear Science Institute of Australia: Dedicated to the research and treatment of ear and hearing disorders (www.earscience.org.au).
  • Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases - Murdoch University: preventing and reducing the impact of diseases worldwide and advancing medical and scientific knowledge (www.genesiis.murdoch.edu.au/institute.html ).
  • West Australian Opera, West Australian Ballet, West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation MCAAY Kids Who Give WA
Please click here http://www.alzheimers.com.au if you are interested in the McCusker Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease Research. Please click here http://www.mcaay.org.au if you are interested in the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth Please click here http://www.kidswhogivewa.com.au if you are interested in Kids Who Give WA.

Latest News


Thursday, 18 Jun 15
Dear Friends. Over the past years, we have 'annually' distributed funds to more than 100 different charities. This coming year, the Trustees have resolved to return to our primary objective of funding grass roots medical and scientific research. Whilst we will continue to fund various arts, environmental, youth and aged care programs that we have long term relationships with, please be aware that most of this year's funding will be allocated to medical research. Kind regards Tonya McCusker

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We just love the work that Dr James Fitzpatrick, Telethon Kids, June Oscar, Maureen Carter and the team are doing at Fitzroy Valley!!

Monday, 01 Jun 15
Dr James (the one with the yellow paddle in hand) is one of those awe inspiring individuals who gets things done.

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Minister Mr Peter Collier, Mr Don Tyler, Malcolm and Tonya McCusker - Perth Modern School Health and Sports Centre Opening

Wednesday, 20 May 15
Perth Modern School is Western Australia's leading selective academic entrance school.

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