Bequestor stories

Bequestor stories

Three scientists in a lab
Discoveries need passionate donors. Find out what inspired these supporters to leave a gift to the Institute. ​

Helen and Michael Taafe

Profile image“We did our research, but it was an easy choice. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has a vision that shines, and a mission that encapsulates everything we were looking for.

It’s an organisation that makes you proud to be Australian. We wanted to make a difference and that’s why we selected the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.”

Read the Taafes' supporter story


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Roz Edmond

“I'm indebted to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for saving my life and I'm proud to contribute what I can to support its research."

Watch Roz’s supporter video



Robert and Janette Boffey

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“After making a number of donations in memory of loved ones, we were invited to see first-hand the research work being done at the Institute.

Following several visits – including guided tours and information sessions – it was an easy decision to make a bequest.

What do we like? The passion, skills and professionalism of the researchers and the family atmosphere evident throughout the Institute.

It is a pleasure to be associated with a research institute which is making such inroads in the eradication of serious diseases.”


Noel Sumner

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“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my life expectancy was not good. I was offered an experimental chemo trial with CSFs treatment discovered and developed by Professor Don Metcalf at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. 

As I learnt more about Professor Metcalf and the discoveries of the many research scientists at the Institute, I was inspired to leave a gift in my Will to this amazing institute so that other lives may be extended or saved.”

Read Noel’s supporter story 



Contact us

For a confidential discussion about leaving a gift in your Will to the Institute, please contact:

Anne Rady, Manager - Future Giving
Phone: 03 9345 2929