Mater Foundation

November 6, 2013 in Donations

Mater Foundation

Mater Foundation challenges, inspires and engages people, organisations and businesses to partner with the Mater hospitals and Mater Research, to extend the boundaries of health care and medical research.

The Mater Hospitals were established by the Sisters of Mercy in Brisbane in 1906 and now care for more than half a million babies, children and adults each year. The Mater is committed to providing compassionate health care with an emphasis on the founding values of the Sisters of Mercy.

Donations to the foundation help purchase life-saving medical equipment, improve patient care and ensure our research teams continue to find better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately cure life-threatening diseases.

Mater now operates seven hospitals, delivering exceptional care to children, mothers, babies and adults.

Our Vision
Investing in a future of exceptional health care and medical research.

Our Mission
Mater Foundation supports compassionate health care for our community by promoting and funding the prevention and control of disease in people of all ages.

Our Purpose
Supporting compassionate care for our community by promoting the prevention and control of disease.

Queensland Trust for Nature

October 15, 2013 in Donations

HISTORY

Since 2004, the QTFN has acquired 14 Queensland properties – representing more than 101,900 hectares – and sold 8 protect more than 101,400 hectares of important biodiversity.

On the properties sold by the QTFN, a range of endangered and of-concern regional ecosystems are now permanently protected and managed through Conservation Agreements (Nature Refuges).

These properties provide habitats for many important marsupials and birds, including:

  • Bush-tailed rock-wallaby
  • Bare-nosed (common) wombat
  • Green ringtail possum
  • Herbert River ringtail possum
  • Lemuroid ringtail possum
  • Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo
  • Spotted-tailed quoll
  • Yellow-footed rock wallaby
  • Major Mitchell’s cockatoo
  • Superb lyrebird

On the properties still available for purchase from QTFN, some endangered and of-concern regional ecosystems await permanent protection and management through Conservation Agreements

These properties provide habitats for a range of marsupials, birds, amphibians and insects, including:

  • Bare-nosed (common) wombat (most northern population)
  • Koala (southeast Queensland bioregion)
  • Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo
  • Flatback turtle
  • Australian swiftlet
  • Beach stone-curlew
  • Eastern curlew
  • Sooty oystercatcher
  • Southern cassowary
  • Richmond birdwing butterfly
  • Wallum froglet

QTFN is entered on the Register of Environmental Organisations and has Deductible Gift Recipient status. All philanthropic donations and proceeds from bequests, gifts, land sales and investments are credited to QTFN Fund, the public fund maintained by QTFN for its environmental purposes as required by law. Donations resulting from special appeals or given for specific projects are used in accordance with donors’ wishes. Bequests and other testamentary gifts made under a Will are not tax-deductible.

Surf Life Saving Queensland

August 22, 2013 in Donations

The origins of Surf Life Saving can be traced back to the actions of Mr William Gocher at Manly Beach in September 1902. At that time, bathing during daylight hours was prohibited, but many people defied the rules. As surf bathing became more popular, its many dangers also became increasingly apparent, and thus forced the laws to be changed.

It was Mr Gocher and a small group of experienced surfers, concerned with the rising incident of drowning in the surf, that formed the first life saving club, to assist those who required rescue from an unfamiliar environment.

Surf Life Saving in Queensland (SLSQ) began in 1908, when an old line and belt was brought to Tweed Heads by Sydney dentist Harold Bennett for the purpose of forming a life saving club. Not long after, the first qualified surf lifesavers practiced at Greenmount Beach. 

On February 21, 1909, the first recorded rescue using a lifesaving reel was performed in surf off Greenmount. Lifesavers rescued four young women and a young man, who had been swept away by a rip.

SLSQ was formally established in 1930 and is the governing body for surf lifesaving in Queensland. 

From these very humble beginnings, SLSQ has now achieved world recognition for the outstanding courage and service of its members.

 

Mater Foundation

November 6, 2013 in Donations

Mater Foundation

Mater Foundation challenges, inspires and engages people, organisations and businesses to partner with the Mater hospitals and Mater Research, to extend the boundaries of health care and medical research.

The Mater Hospitals were established by the Sisters of Mercy in Brisbane in 1906 and now care for more than half a million babies, children and adults each year. The Mater is committed to providing compassionate health care with an emphasis on the founding values of the Sisters of Mercy.

Donations to the foundation help purchase life-saving medical equipment, improve patient care and ensure our research teams continue to find better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately cure life-threatening diseases.

Mater now operates seven hospitals, delivering exceptional care to children, mothers, babies and adults.

Our Vision
Investing in a future of exceptional health care and medical research.

Our Mission
Mater Foundation supports compassionate health care for our community by promoting and funding the prevention and control of disease in people of all ages.

Our Purpose
Supporting compassionate care for our community by promoting the prevention and control of disease.

Queensland Trust for Nature

October 15, 2013 in Donations

HISTORY

Since 2004, the QTFN has acquired 14 Queensland properties – representing more than 101,900 hectares – and sold 8 protect more than 101,400 hectares of important biodiversity.

On the properties sold by the QTFN, a range of endangered and of-concern regional ecosystems are now permanently protected and managed through Conservation Agreements (Nature Refuges).

These properties provide habitats for many important marsupials and birds, including:

  • Bush-tailed rock-wallaby
  • Bare-nosed (common) wombat
  • Green ringtail possum
  • Herbert River ringtail possum
  • Lemuroid ringtail possum
  • Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo
  • Spotted-tailed quoll
  • Yellow-footed rock wallaby
  • Major Mitchell’s cockatoo
  • Superb lyrebird

On the properties still available for purchase from QTFN, some endangered and of-concern regional ecosystems await permanent protection and management through Conservation Agreements

These properties provide habitats for a range of marsupials, birds, amphibians and insects, including:

  • Bare-nosed (common) wombat (most northern population)
  • Koala (southeast Queensland bioregion)
  • Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo
  • Flatback turtle
  • Australian swiftlet
  • Beach stone-curlew
  • Eastern curlew
  • Sooty oystercatcher
  • Southern cassowary
  • Richmond birdwing butterfly
  • Wallum froglet

QTFN is entered on the Register of Environmental Organisations and has Deductible Gift Recipient status. All philanthropic donations and proceeds from bequests, gifts, land sales and investments are credited to QTFN Fund, the public fund maintained by QTFN for its environmental purposes as required by law. Donations resulting from special appeals or given for specific projects are used in accordance with donors’ wishes. Bequests and other testamentary gifts made under a Will are not tax-deductible.

Surf Life Saving Queensland

August 22, 2013 in Donations

The origins of Surf Life Saving can be traced back to the actions of Mr William Gocher at Manly Beach in September 1902. At that time, bathing during daylight hours was prohibited, but many people defied the rules. As surf bathing became more popular, its many dangers also became increasingly apparent, and thus forced the laws to be changed.

It was Mr Gocher and a small group of experienced surfers, concerned with the rising incident of drowning in the surf, that formed the first life saving club, to assist those who required rescue from an unfamiliar environment.

Surf Life Saving in Queensland (SLSQ) began in 1908, when an old line and belt was brought to Tweed Heads by Sydney dentist Harold Bennett for the purpose of forming a life saving club. Not long after, the first qualified surf lifesavers practiced at Greenmount Beach. 

On February 21, 1909, the first recorded rescue using a lifesaving reel was performed in surf off Greenmount. Lifesavers rescued four young women and a young man, who had been swept away by a rip.

SLSQ was formally established in 1930 and is the governing body for surf lifesaving in Queensland. 

From these very humble beginnings, SLSQ has now achieved world recognition for the outstanding courage and service of its members.

Bali Peace Park Association

August 21, 2013 in Donations

Mission Statement

To create a spiritual garden on the Sari Club site for persons to reflect upon and acknowledge the terrorist attack on October 12th 2002, along with all acts of terror worldwide. To help build a future without fear by promoting tolerance, understanding and freedom for generations to come, irrespective of nationality, culture, religious belief or race.

Overview

The Bali Peace Park Association Inc (BPPAI) is a totally non-profit organisation founded in 2008 in Perth, Western Australia.  It is a group of people trying to make a difference and to give some sort of peace to all victims, their families and friends, who suffered in the Bali terrorist attacks.

The BPPAI Board is made up of survivors of the 2002 and 2005 terrorist attacks in Kuta, their relatives, friends and supporters. It is our aim to acquire the Sari Club site and work alongside the Balinese to create a spiritual garden and museum.

Ongoing support from the Governor of Bali and the Bupati of the Badung Regency has been vital for the Bali Peace Park project.  The Bali Peace Park Association Inc. is also supported on a number of levels by the Australian Federal and State Governments.

Priests’ Retirement Foundation

August 15, 2013 in Donations

“For those who nurtured your faith”

Cardinal Pell established in 2007 the Priest’s Retirement Foundation of the Archdiocese of Sydney to ensure all priests can receive the accommodation, health care and support they need in their retirement.

There are now over 60 retired priests in Sydney. The retirement rate is expected to peak in 2012, with more and more priests requiring assisted living. The Foundation provides the financial means to care for sick and retired priests, most of whom are over 75 years of age. Most of our Archdiocesan priests work long into their seventies, caring for the spiritual life and welfare of their people – often to the detriment of their own long-term welfare. Even in retirement most priests, while their health allows, will continue to serve the community, in particular, by the celebration of weekend masses in parishes and assisting as chaplains in aged care facilities.

The Priests’ Retirement Foundation covers needs such as:
• Convalescence care
• Nursing home and hostel care for frail priests
• Assistance in transitioning to retirement
• Health insurance
• Medical and dental expenses
• Assistance with board and lodging expenses

The Archdiocese will give two dollars for every dollar contributed to the Priests’ Retirement Foundation.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP