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St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research

Contact

Name: Anne Johnston

Position: Head of Research Strategy

Email: foundation@svi.edu.au

Address

9 Princes St

Fitzroy

Melbourne 3065

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Our Mission / Objective

SVI is an independent medical research institute conducting medical research into the cause, prevention and treatment of diseases that are common and have serious effects on health. We strive through our research to help alleviate the enormous financial, emotional and physical impacts of these diseases on individuals, their families and the community.

Diseases studied at SVI

Diabetes type 1 and 2
Obesity and heart disease
Arthritis and osteoporosis
Cancer and the spread of cancer
Infectious diseases such as Hepatitis and AIDS
Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders

SVI is affiliated with St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne and is a member institution of the Mary Aikenhead Ministries.

SVI hosts the National Serology Reference Laboratory and is a member of Bio 21; the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Diabetes (CCRE), located on the St Vincent’s campus; the St Vincent’s Diabetes Centre of Excellence; the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes; and is accredited by the NHMRC. Through these links SVI provides a valuable service to clinical medicine, graduate education and community welfare.

Mission, vision and values

Our mission is to carry out the highest quality laboratory-based biomedical research in order to make discoveries that will improve the health of the community by prevention or better treatment of common diseases that cause premature death or reduced quality of life.

Our vision is to be a well-resourced environment recognised and valued by researchers, funding bodies and the community as having a critical mass of excellent, innovative and highly motivated scientists capable of addressing major health questions.

Our values include excellence, passion, creativity, collaboration, individual drive, integrity and questioning of dogma.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

52 004 705 640

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Every bequest, no matter the size, helps to strengthen SVI’s future. Your enduring gift will help us continue our quest to understand the complexities of disease, bringing us closer to breakthroughs and improved health.

Why Leave a Bequest to SVI?

When you choose to leave a gift in your Will to SVI, the whole community benefits. Your generosity will provide a source of funds that will allow us to continue our important research. SVI is where hope begins.

Your bequest could fund the cutting edge work of a scientist; the purchase of vital equipment; or the discovery of a drug to treat devastating diseases such as cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer’s.

What is a Bequest?

A bequest is an instruction in your Will to leave a gift (money, property or other asset) to a specific person, organisation or charity. We recommend that you seek legal advice when writing your Will, and discuss the instructions you are making in your Will with your relatives or loved ones.

Types of Bequests

There are three types of bequests:

A set amount of money (pecuniary bequest)
A residue or a % of the residue of your estate once other bequests have been made (residuary bequest)
A specific asset, eg property, art works, shares (specific bequest)

For many donors, the residuary bequest is the most popular. Importantly, you can decide how you wish to support medical research. View these options.

Changing A Will?

Thankfully, making or revising a Will is neither difficult nor expensive. It is essential that you have a Will. Surprisingly, many do not. If you have already made your Will, you or your solicitor can easily add SVI through a short legal amendment to your existing Will (also known as a codicil).

Please Let Us Know

If you have included, or are considering including, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research in your Will, please let us know.  We would like the opportunity to recognise and thank you for your gift.

Bequestors who have advised SVI of their intention to leave a bequest will be invited to join the Jack Holt Society.

For a confidential chat or further information please call Madeleine Whiting on 9288 2480 or email bequest@svi.edu.au.

General Donations

There are many ways to support SVI. When you give to SVI, you can be sure that your donation will play an important part in helping us advance the health of our community.

Other support

Workplace Giving

In 2002 changes made to the Taxation law relating to charities have made it even easier for you to make a regular donation direct from your pay.

Workplace Giving enables employees to make regular charitable donations from their pre-tax, resulting in an automatic tax reduction.

You do not have to worry about keeping your receipts and you don’t have to wait until the end of the financial year to obtain a tax benefit – your employer deducts your donation amount from your salary before deducting your tax so the benefit to you is immediate.

So a $20.00 pre-tax donation costs an employee only $13.50 after the automatic tax deduction, but SVI receives the full $20.00 (assuming the employee is on the marginal tax rate of 32.5%).

It is a great way to encourage a group of work colleagues, your staff, and indeed the whole of your business to support SVI.

How is it implemented?

Employer selects a peer champion who is trained to communicate the benefits of the program and information about SVI to their colleagues.
Employees are asked to commit to making small, regular donations by way of payroll deduction.
Employees get an immediate and guaranteed reduction in tax.
Employers may choose to provide a degree of matching donation.
Payroll officer collates all of the employees donations each month and sends a cheque with the total amount or transfers the money to the SVI account direct.
Peer champion provides ongoing communication about the program to staff via internal promotions, staff meetings, newsletters, intranet posting etc.
Employees receive regular feedback about the impact of their support from SVI.

Benefits to employees

For employees, workplace giving enables affordable giving, through a transparent and trustworthy program. Employees are able to make donations in an efficient and tax-effective manner, eliminating the need to collect receipts or wait until the end of the year to claim a tax refund.

Benefits to employers

For employers, workplace giving contributes to an overall feeling of corporate social responsibility. This in turn enhances staff loyalty and morale and the public perception that this company is a good place to work. Workplace Giving also provides the company with engagement in supporting community initiatives.

Benefits to SVI

Workplace Giving will assist by providing long term stable funding for St Vincent’s Institute and its vital medical research.
SVI research is focused on exploring both disease cause and prevention, with a commitment to discovering practical and far-reaching solutions to diseases that impact on the everyday life of people around the world.

Employers and employees can check the DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status of organisations entitled to receive tax deductible donations on the Australian Business Register (ABR) at www.abr.gov.au or by phoning 1300 130 248.
(SVI, ABN 52 004 705 640, has a current DGR status)

For more detailed information please visit

The Australian Charities Fund (ACF) –  (SVI is registered with ACF)
Australian Taxation Office
or phone 13 28 66 ‘How to Set-up a Workplace Giving Program’
or phone SVI on 03 9288 2480

 

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

SVI is an independent medical research institute conducting medical research into the cause, prevention and treatment of diseases that are common and have serious effects on health. We strive through our research to help alleviate the enormous financial, emotional and physical impacts of these diseases on individuals, their families and the community.

Diseases studied at SVI

Diabetes type 1 and 2
Obesity and heart disease
Arthritis and osteoporosis
Cancer and the spread of cancer
Infectious diseases such as Hepatitis and AIDS
Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders

SVI is affiliated with St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne and is a member institution of the Mary Aikenhead Ministries.

SVI hosts the National Serology Reference Laboratory and is a member of Bio 21; the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Diabetes (CCRE), located on the St Vincent’s campus; the St Vincent’s Diabetes Centre of Excellence; the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes; and is accredited by the NHMRC. Through these links SVI provides a valuable service to clinical medicine, graduate education and community welfare.

Mission, vision and values

Our mission is to carry out the highest quality laboratory-based biomedical research in order to make discoveries that will improve the health of the community by prevention or better treatment of common diseases that cause premature death or reduced quality of life.

Our vision is to be a well-resourced environment recognised and valued by researchers, funding bodies and the community as having a critical mass of excellent, innovative and highly motivated scientists capable of addressing major health questions.

Our values include excellence, passion, creativity, collaboration, individual drive, integrity and questioning of dogma.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

52 004 705 640

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Every bequest, no matter the size, helps to strengthen SVI’s future. Your enduring gift will help us continue our quest to understand the complexities of disease, bringing us closer to breakthroughs and improved health.

Why Leave a Bequest to SVI?

When you choose to leave a gift in your Will to SVI, the whole community benefits. Your generosity will provide a source of funds that will allow us to continue our important research. SVI is where hope begins.

Your bequest could fund the cutting edge work of a scientist; the purchase of vital equipment; or the discovery of a drug to treat devastating diseases such as cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer’s.

What is a Bequest?

A bequest is an instruction in your Will to leave a gift (money, property or other asset) to a specific person, organisation or charity. We recommend that you seek legal advice when writing your Will, and discuss the instructions you are making in your Will with your relatives or loved ones.

Types of Bequests

There are three types of bequests:

A set amount of money (pecuniary bequest)
A residue or a % of the residue of your estate once other bequests have been made (residuary bequest)
A specific asset, eg property, art works, shares (specific bequest)

For many donors, the residuary bequest is the most popular. Importantly, you can decide how you wish to support medical research. View these options.

Changing A Will?

Thankfully, making or revising a Will is neither difficult nor expensive. It is essential that you have a Will. Surprisingly, many do not. If you have already made your Will, you or your solicitor can easily add SVI through a short legal amendment to your existing Will (also known as a codicil).

Please Let Us Know

If you have included, or are considering including, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research in your Will, please let us know.  We would like the opportunity to recognise and thank you for your gift.

Bequestors who have advised SVI of their intention to leave a bequest will be invited to join the Jack Holt Society.

For a confidential chat or further information please call Madeleine Whiting on 9288 2480 or email bequest@svi.edu.au.

General Donations

There are many ways to support SVI. When you give to SVI, you can be sure that your donation will play an important part in helping us advance the health of our community.

Other support

Workplace Giving

In 2002 changes made to the Taxation law relating to charities have made it even easier for you to make a regular donation direct from your pay.

Workplace Giving enables employees to make regular charitable donations from their pre-tax, resulting in an automatic tax reduction.

You do not have to worry about keeping your receipts and you don’t have to wait until the end of the financial year to obtain a tax benefit – your employer deducts your donation amount from your salary before deducting your tax so the benefit to you is immediate.

So a $20.00 pre-tax donation costs an employee only $13.50 after the automatic tax deduction, but SVI receives the full $20.00 (assuming the employee is on the marginal tax rate of 32.5%).

It is a great way to encourage a group of work colleagues, your staff, and indeed the whole of your business to support SVI.

How is it implemented?

Employer selects a peer champion who is trained to communicate the benefits of the program and information about SVI to their colleagues.
Employees are asked to commit to making small, regular donations by way of payroll deduction.
Employees get an immediate and guaranteed reduction in tax.
Employers may choose to provide a degree of matching donation.
Payroll officer collates all of the employees donations each month and sends a cheque with the total amount or transfers the money to the SVI account direct.
Peer champion provides ongoing communication about the program to staff via internal promotions, staff meetings, newsletters, intranet posting etc.
Employees receive regular feedback about the impact of their support from SVI.

Benefits to employees

For employees, workplace giving enables affordable giving, through a transparent and trustworthy program. Employees are able to make donations in an efficient and tax-effective manner, eliminating the need to collect receipts or wait until the end of the year to claim a tax refund.

Benefits to employers

For employers, workplace giving contributes to an overall feeling of corporate social responsibility. This in turn enhances staff loyalty and morale and the public perception that this company is a good place to work. Workplace Giving also provides the company with engagement in supporting community initiatives.

Benefits to SVI

Workplace Giving will assist by providing long term stable funding for St Vincent’s Institute and its vital medical research.
SVI research is focused on exploring both disease cause and prevention, with a commitment to discovering practical and far-reaching solutions to diseases that impact on the everyday life of people around the world.

Employers and employees can check the DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status of organisations entitled to receive tax deductible donations on the Australian Business Register (ABR) at www.abr.gov.au or by phoning 1300 130 248.
(SVI, ABN 52 004 705 640, has a current DGR status)

For more detailed information please visit

The Australian Charities Fund (ACF) –  (SVI is registered with ACF)
Australian Taxation Office
or phone 13 28 66 ‘How to Set-up a Workplace Giving Program’
or phone SVI on 03 9288 2480

 

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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