SAHMRI. Inspired research, better health for all.

Make a gift in memory


When you lose someone you love, it can be difficult to decide how to honour them. A donation in support of medical research is a meaningful way to commemorate a beloved family member or friend. 

You may wish to encourage donations by including wording within a funeral notice, such as “In loving memory of ______________, the family would prefer donations to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in lieu of flowers. Donation envelopes will be available on the day of the funeral.” 

How we can help 

We can provide you with special donation envelopes prior to the funeral. Funeral directors are welcome to get in touch with us to arrange delivery of envelopes and accompanying flyers. 

Saying thank you 

We write to everyone who donates in honour of your loved one, to offer our thanks and to provide them with a receipt. We also send the bereaved family a letter to let them know who has made a gift – specific donation amounts are not disclosed. 

Get in touch 

For further information or to arrange delivery of envelopes and flyers, please get in touch with our friendly team:

  • Rose Senesi 
    Stakeholder Engagement Manager (Monday-Thursday) 
    (+61) 0404 860 160
    (08) 8128 4005
  • Tom Radomski
    Strategic Fundraising Manager - Partnerships and Major Gifts
    (08) 8128 4119


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North Terrace
Adelaide 5000
South Australia

Postal address

PO Box 11060
Adelaide 5001
South Australia


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SAHMRI is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people.

The SAHMRI community acknowledges and pays respect to the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region. We also acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and the relationship of the Kaurna people to their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna peoples' ancestors and the living Kaurna people today.