Gifts in memory

Gifts in memory

Family group

Giving a gift in memory of a family member or friend who has died is a meaningful way to commemorate their life, and provides much-needed support for medical research.

Setting up an online tribute page

Creating a tribute page allows family and friends to make an online gift in honour of a loved one.

Arranging gifts in memory of a loved one

We can provide donation envelopes for individual gifts or send a batch of envelopes for distribution at a funeral service.  These can be sent to you or to the funeral director.

To indicate your preference for donations in lieu of flowers amongst your family and friends, we suggest including a message in the funeral notice:

“In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 1G Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria 3052.”

Acknowledging these special gifts

Each donation received in memory of your loved one that contains a name and an address will be acknowledged with a thank you letter and receipt.

An acknowledgement card will also be sent to the family to let them know who has donated. We do not disclose the amount of each donation.

Discuss giving donations in memory

To discuss giving donations in memory of a loved family member or friend, or to request donation envelopes, please contact Bay Ang on 03 9345 2403 or

Thank you for thinking of us at such a difficult time.