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2019/2020 Charitable Donations

July 31, 2020

In the 2019/20 financial year, the McCusker Charitable Foundation donated $5,074,440 to 40 charities including; Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre, Foodbank WA, Mondo Community Warriors, Zonta House Refuge, St Patrick’s Community Support, Assisting Your Life to Achieve, Perron Institute, University of WA, Harry Perkins Institute, Murdoch University, The Lung Squad, Law Access, Griffiths University, St Vincent de Paul, Parkinson’s WA, Solaris Cancer Care, Amana Living, Asthma Foundation WA, Sideffect, WA Symphony Orchestra, Otitis Media Group, Channel 7 Telethon, University of Queensland, Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross, Lions Eye Institute, So They Can, Nulsen Haven, WA Ballet Company, Sports Challenge Australia, WA Museum Foundation, Emerge Australia, QIMR Berghofer, Stroke Foundation, ANZUP, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, True Blue Dreaming, and the Victor Chang Research Institute.

Supporting healthy ears in Western Australian children

June 22, 2020

Earbus WA reducing the incidence and impact of middle ear disease in Aboriginal and at risk children in Western Australia to achieve parity with non-indigenous children.

Asthma Foundation WA - Respiratory Health Nurse

June 23, 2020

Providing support and education on respiratory health through the Asthma Foundation WA.

The McCusker Nurse Service

June 24, 2020

Amana Living’s McCusker Nurse Service is made possible by the support of the McCusker Charitable Foundation.  The service, which commenced in 2011, consists of two specialist dementia care nurses who provide education, counselling and support services free to family members of people living with dementia.  The only one of its kind in WA, the McCusker Nurse Service has provided a much-needed beacon of hope and practical support to more than 3,350 Perth families since its inception.   

The Australian National Phenome Centre - uniquely positioned to tackle COVID-19

May 03, 2020

The McCusker Charitable Foundation is delighted to support the work of Professor Jeremy Nicholson and his team at the Australian National Phenome Centre (Murdoch University/ Harry Perkins Institute South) and collaborating with institutions around the world in the battle against Corona Virus.

2018/2019 Charitable Donations

December 31, 2019

In the 2018/19 financial year, the McCusker Charitable Foundation donated approximately $4.8 million to nearly 50 charities including: The Lion’s Eye Institute, Harry Perkins Institute, Perron Institute, Ear Science Institute, Telethon Kids Institute, JDRF, Orygen, Perth Children’s Hospital Fdn, Ear Bus WA, Spinal Injuries Australia, Special Olympics, The Meningitis Centre, National Stroke Fdn, Amana Living, Nulsen Haven, The Fathering Project, Leeuwin Ocean Adventure, Sports Challenge Australia, Side Effect, Zonta House Refuge, Emerge Australia, Dying with Dignity WA, Initiate Australia, Givit Australia, Donor Mate, Law Access, Camp Quality, Fremantle Press, WA Ballet, WA Symphony Orchestra, Freeze Frame Opera, WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, Black Swan State Theatre Co, WA Museum Fdn,  Perth Modern School, University of Queensland – Brain Institute, La Trobe University – mitochondrial research, Griffiths University – ME/CFS and Telethon…

WA Ballet Company - new production of Alice in Wonderland

April 08, 2019

With pink flamingos, cards and Alice and her white rabbit roaming the McCusker gardens, guests had the opportunity to learn more about and to support Septime Weber's new production of Alice in Wonderland. If you would like to support the WA Ballet, please contact Catherine Henwood at WA Ballet Company.

Raising funds and support for a new auditorium at Perth Modern School

February 19, 2019

Perth Modern School - Western Australia's leading academically selective public school - Malcolm and Tonya enjoyed co-hosting a function at their home to help raise funds for a new 500-700 seat auditorium. If you can assist, please contact Lois Joll at Perth Modern School.

McCusker Centre for Citizenship

April 24, 2018

We were delighted to invite students from the McCusker Centre for Citizenship at UWA to our home, along with Director Michelle Scott, where we had the opportunity to learn more about their experiences working as volunteers and interns in a wide variety of not for profits.

Lions Eye Institute - Outstanding discoveries by outstanding researchers

August 31, 2017

The McCusker Directors toured the new state-of-the-art retinal eye clinic at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) on August 31, 2017. LEI Managing Director, Professor David Mackey said he was delighted to show the Directors through the recently renovated clinic, which offers Western Australian patients access to the highest level of care for eye diseases and disorders. The expanded clinic is also allowing the LEI to run larger numbers of Clinical Trials, ensuring patients have access to the very latest in medical therapies, treatments and devices.

 

The Hon Malcolm McCusker presented Professor Mackey with a donation of $150,000 x 3yrs to fund Dr Fred Chen and $150,000 x 2 yrs to fund Dr Angus Turner. 

McCusker Director, Dr Angus Turner leads the Lions Outback Vision team and Dr Fred Chen heads up the Ocular Tissue Engineering Research Centre at LEI. 

The Directors also toured the McCusker Glaucoma Centre - a glaucoma research centre first established with support from Sir James McCusker more than 20 years ago. The enduring relationship between the McCusker Foundation and the LEI demonstrates a commitment to finding new treatments for eye disease and providing access to the best possible eye care for the people of Western Australia. 

 

Professor Mackey thanked the McCusker Charitable Foundation for its great support of the LEI over many years.

The Marshall Centre - supporting Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall and his team

June 30, 2017

Very proud to be supporting the Noisy Guts program at the internationally recognised Marshall Centre. Hope that the research leads to more effective ways of determining the cause of abdominal pain and conditions such as colitis and crohn's disease.

The Australian Ballet Company - new production of Spartacus

October 31, 2017

Opening in Melbourne in September 2018, we look forward to the exciting new production of Spartacus, performed by the Australian Ballet Company - one of the leading dance companies in the world.

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