Make a Major Gift

Meaningful generosity inspires and drives innovation at the RCH. By making a major gift you are helping to change the future of children’s health. A major gift can be made as an individual, family, Private Ancillary Fund (PAF), trust or foundation

Our commitment to the RCH’s transformational givers is to deeply understand their wishes and aspirations for their gifts, to find the right area of support, and to steward these funds to ensure the greatest impact.

Funds entrusted with the RCH Foundation ensure the hospital:

Cares for every young person who needs them

Has the most advanced equipment and technology

Finds cures through precision medicine

Attracts the best and brightest minds


Meet our major givers

Perry Sambor, Live Life Foundation

Through the Live Life Foundation, we aim to positively impact the future of children’s health and give these special patients a chance to live their lives to the fullest. We are proud to support the RCH Neurology Department and its incredible staff,” said Perry.

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Gunn family

“Although Richard spent so much time in and out of hospital, my parents felt fortunate for the great care he was receiving. They weren’t well off but saw many families who were in worse positions, many who lived rurally and had to leave their sick children in hospital to work and come back weeks later. When my parents were financially secure, they had a strong desire to give back and support the hospital, medical research and the community,” said Jackie.

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My Room

“We want to continue to evolve and advocate for children and their families and strive for the best possible treatment and outcomes for all kids and give them hope for a future free of childhood cancer and its debilitating side effects” said Chief Executive Officer of My Room, Margaret Zita OAM.

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Please reach out to one of our team members to discuss:

Individual gifts over $10,000

Gifts from trusts and foundations

Legacy gifts

Hospital bed sponsorship opportunities over $5,000


Contact us

To find out more about making a major gift or grant from philanthropic trust and foundations.

Ally Pekin
Manager, Individual Giving
03 9345 6815
[email protected]


Philippa Prescott
Philanthropy Executive
03 9345 4056
[email protected]

Adelaide Kraina
Philanthropy Coordinator
03 9345 6700
[email protected]


Terri Scanlon
Philanthropy Coordinator
03 9345 4183
[email protected]

Amanda McCosker
Trusts and Foundations Coordinator
03 9345 4915
[email protected]