The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) has enjoyed a strong relationship with the American Chamber of Commerce (SA) over many years. In 2012, as the charity of choice, THRF was the beneficiary of the AMCHAM Business Lunch Series.
The ever-popular lunch series provides the Foundation with a unique opportunity to engage with South Australia’s corporate community and in turn provide them with insight into the lifesaving health and medical research being undertaken at the Basil Hetzel Institute.
The Foundation raised over $18,800 in 2012 through the lunch series from sales of donated auction and raffle items.
Since 1990, BankSA has donated over $109,000 to The Hospital Research Foundation through their Staff Charitable Fund. The fund began by sending “comfort parcels” to staff members serving in the Middle East during World War II and has continued donating to a wide range of charities ever since. BankSA staff members make voluntary contributions to the fund by donating a percentage of their salary and in 2012 they donated $5000 to support vital medical research at TQEH.