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We invite you to make a difference.

You can contribute to this vital work by investing in early to mid-career child health researchers.

For your generous support of the Telethon Kids’ Illuminate initiative you will receive:

  • choice of an early to mid-career researcher to support (pending availability)
  • invitation to the annual Illuminate Awards event, where researcher recipients and supporters are announced
  • invitation to Telethon Kids for a bespoke lab tour to see the research you are supporting in action
  • recognition of your funding on our Telethon Kids website
  • a certificate recognising your support of Illuminate and the researcher you fund
  • acknowledgement in our annual Impact Report
  • a Telethon Kids tax receipt for your donation

By funding an up-and-coming researcher, you will help to attract and retain the most promising researchers from Australia and overseas.

With your help, our young researchers are supported as they continue to find new ways to innovate clinical care, discover new treatments and prevent childhood diseases.

Ensuring researchers can focus on nothing but research means future generations will benefit from the latest medical knowledge and world-class treatments as our researchers continue to discover, prevent and cure

We greatly value your support.

People like you who are passionate about medical research can support our best and brightest researchers through the Illuminate Awards.

In September 2021, the Institute’s Development Advisory Network (DAN), a volunteer committee supporting the Institute’s fundraising goals, hosted the inaugural Illuminate Dinner, a fundraising event designed to shine light on the child health research happening at Telethon Kids Institute.

Through this event, the Illuminate Awards were born.

Now through an annual event, these awards connect our community of supporters directly with award recipients, to build connections with our researchers and provide an insight into the impact of child health research in Western Australia.

Our community of supporters get to be a part of the life course of a researcher's career, are kept up to date with the latest Institute achievements and see the amazing impact of the critical research support they provide.


Illuminate Dinner of Discovery 2021

We are incredibly grateful for gifts at any level and for any duration. We will work with you to build a lasting relationship and ensure your gift is directed to an area of research that matters to you most. Please get in touch with our Philanthropy team today.


Simmone Sharp
Philanthropy Manager - Major Gifts

Patrice Maher
Major Gifts Officer
Phone: +61 8 6319 1102