With your support the Foundation for Surgery is striving for a
world where all children, families and communities can access
quality surgical care when they need it most.
We're committed to making every dollar count.
Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and can be made (use or
create a log-in):
100% of all donations assist in addressing critical surgical
need in disadvantaged communities as well as supporting research
that advances surgical knowledge and practice.
All costs for administering the Foundation for Surgery are
provided by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons so that all
donations can go where they are needed most.
Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann Cardiothoracic Young Achievers
Following the tragic death of cardiothoracic surgeon Dr
Pritzwald-Stegmann following a workplace assault, the Australian
and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS)
together with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
have established the Dr Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann Cardiothoracic
Young Achievers Award.
The Award has been established through donations from colleagues
of Dr Pritzwald-Stegmann and supports young Cardiac and Thoracic
Trainees/Registrars to facilitate continuing medical education,
research and training participation which has an academic
To donate download this form (PDF 357KB) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact ph: 03 9249 1110.
Leaving a gift to the Foundation for Surgery in your Will is a
very special act of generosity and foresight.
Bequests and other gifts allow the Foundation for Surgery to
plan with confidence, invest in long-term projects, and seek
lasting solutions to the critical issues affecting the health of
our communities. For a confidential conversation, you can contact
the Manager of the Foundation for Surgery on ph: 03 9249 1110 or email@example.com.
Read more about
making a bequest.
Cultural Gifts Program
RACS gratefully accepts donations of works of art under the
Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program and can assist in
gaining taxation incentives to those who donate.
Please contact the College Curator for further information via
or on +61 3 9276 7447
Your donations make a difference
The Foundation for Surgery is a unique charity providing
surgical support, training and research where it is needed most.
Thousands of people have been assisted over the past 35 years, with
quality surgical care at the forefront of all our work. In today's
world, the Foundation for Surgery is needed more than ever to meet
the increasing and changing health needs of communities.
We need your help to continue and expand the delivery of these
essential activities. We invite you to join us in making a positive
impact on critical issues affecting millions of children, families
and communities within our region and across Australia and New
Zealand. We are passionate about achieving our goals - and we look
forward to your involvement and support!
Foundation of Surgery - Thank you report
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1110
Fax: +61 3 9249 1217
Foundation for Surgery logo
The logo is based on the lotus flower - an international
symbol of long life, health, honour and generosity. The foundation
is organic - it is growing, developing and renewing itself for the
next generation to take on the task of providing the gift of life
The series of leaves in the logo represents the facets of
the foundation, portraying the hands of a surgeon, their passion
for providing quality surgical care, their skills and transfer of
knowledge that provide a better quality of life, as well as their
lifelong contribution to healthcare and to our community.
Volunteers and staff provide support through the generous
donation of time, commitment to innovation and administration of
The leaves also represent the 3 key areas and programs that
support the community: international aid programs, innovative
research and the cultural gifts program.