Donate in memory

Giving in memory of a loved one can be a powerful and lasting way to celebrate their life while contributing to medical research.

At Garvan, our scientists are working hard every day to find better treatment options for a range of diseases that impact millions of Australians. Our mission is to harness all the information encoded in our genome to understand biology and predict, prevent and treat disease – so everyone can live healthier lives.

Giving in memory can be a powerful way to honour a loved one who has passed, and a lasting way to celebrate their life whilst also contributing to this crucial medical research.


Julie-Anne’s sister Kerryn sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer at age 44. She was determined to make sure other families and people wouldn’t have to suffer in the same way, and decided to raise money for medical research. Her goal was to raise $10,000 for Garvan through an online tribute page set up to honour Kerryn’s memory.

Kerryn’s husband Matthew, sons Jake and Colby, parents Ian and Glenda, Julie-Anne and their friends have now raised over $11,000 that will make a difference for people facing this terrible disease.

(Right: Kerryn with her husband Matthew)

Kerryn, with her husband Matthew

Make a donation in memory


Arrange donations at a funeral or wake

If you’d like to arrange donations to Garvan in lieu of flowers at a funeral or wake, we can provide you with personalised donation envelopes. Or you can download our In Memoriam donation leaflet to personalise and print yourself.


Personalised donation envelopes
To order, contact our Supporter Care team on (02) 9295 8110 or email: Your family and friends can mail the envelopes directly to us, or you can collect and return them to us.
In Memoriam donation leaflet
Download our specially designed leaflet, then personalise, print and fold.

Set up an online tribute page

You may want to honour a loved one by creating a personalised online tribute page raising funds for Garvan.

  • Make it special with your own images and text
  • Receive email updates when donations are received
  • Send your own thank you emails to friends and family
  • Easily share your page’s link directly with friends or family or over social media

Create your own tribute page > 

Need help?

You can contact us via our online form, or alternatively:

You can also donate by downloading the In Memoriam donation form and mailing with your cheque or credit card details to:

Garvan Research Foundation
Reply Paid 68593
Darlinghurst NSW 2010.