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.
Jose Ramos-Horta thanks Foundation donors
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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!
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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.