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

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. In 2017, the Foundation was registered as a Private Ancillary Fund with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

 

Over the past years, the McCusker family has donated more than $60,000,000 to a wide variety of charitable projects and not for profit organisations. The family also financed the construction of the Lady McCusker Home.

Examples of organisations that have received support from the McCusker Charitable Foundation are:

  • The McCusker Centre for Citizenship: based at the University of Western Australia, the Centre seeks to create community-minded thinkers and leaders by increasing opportunities for students to work with charitable organisations (www.mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au).

  • The Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research (www.perkins.org.au).

  • Lions Eye Institute (www.lei.org.au).

  • Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall and the Marshall Centre (www.marshallcentre.uwa.edu.au).

  • Telethon Kids Institute - Bioinformatics and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disease Research (www.telethonkids.org.au).

  • Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute (www.wanri.org).

  • Ear Science Institute of Australia (www.earscience.org.au).

  • The Australian Ballet, Australian War Memorial, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra, Telethon and others.