Mercy Health Foundation supports Mercy Health by advancing care and improving life outcomes for people in need. Since it was established in 2006, Mercy Health Foundation has worked closely with our many varied donors, including large philanthropic and family donors, corporate partners, event participants, community fundraisers and Mercy Health staff.
The Foundation has distributed more than $6 million to a range of essential projects. Among the many initiatives we support, the Foundation has contributed to the Sheila Handbury Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine, the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank, innovative equipment in areas such as Special Care Nurseries, sensory gardens for some of Mercy Health’s aged care residents, and aged care research projects.
The Foundation operates as a not-for-profit organisation, and is the Trustee for the Mercy Health Foundation Fund. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by Mercy Health and the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea.
The Board is responsible for the governance of the Company and is supported by the Executive Director and a team of dedicated fundraisers.