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Becoming a major donor to Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children both here in Australia and around the world.  

When you make a difference with children it’s something that affects them their whole lives.

Our story began in 1986 when paediatrician Professor David Danks established the original Murdoch Institute with the unparalleled generosity and support of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.  Since then, philanthropy has played a pivotal role in helping MCRI to become Australia’s most influential and highest rated child health research institute and one of the top three worldwide.

Your support

By choosing to support MCRI, together we can drive and accelerate the medical breakthroughs that will give all children the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilled life. 

Our major donor team works closely to match your interests with MCRI's expertise. Like you, we want each gift to have the maximum impact, and to create better health outcomes for children and families.

We share your passion in the work we can do together and want to know where your passion lies.

Naming Opportunities

We are able to recognise the generosity of our major donors through naming opportunities of our world-leading researcher fellows, and our cutting-edge flagship programs.  

To find out more, please contact Frank Hofheins, our Senior Manager, Major Gifts by emailing or calling +61 3 9936 6260

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