Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation (SAMRF) is chaired by Susan Alberti, supported by a Board of Directors who bring a range of finance and business skills to support the work of the Foundation. SAMRF is dedicated to raising money for medical research, through a series of annual fundraising events including a Gala Ball which has been held in Melbourne for almost 30 years.
The Foundation is assisted by an enthusiastic band of volunteers and supporters who are committed to furthering medical research in Australia.
SAMRF has raised millions of dollars since its inception.
SAMRF carefully evaluates how it distributes every dollar donated, with a high degree of transparency and accountability. SAMRF has ‘deductible gift recipient’ (DGR) status from the Australian Tax Office.
SAMRF is helping to deliver tomorrow’s medical discoveries, today.
Susan Alberti AC is one of Australia’s pre-eminent philanthropists, having donated millions of dollars to medical research and other charitable causes over her successful business career.
On Australia Day 2016, Susan was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) Award in recognition for her eminent service to the community, particularly through philanthropic and fundraising support for a range of medical research, education and sporting organisations, as an advocate for improved health care services for the disadvantaged, and to young women as a role model and mentor.
The Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation is excited to announce our 2017 charity breakfast celebrating “Women in Australian Rules Football”.
Location: Olympic Room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Time: 6:45am to 9am
Dress code: Lounge Suit
The Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Brighton held our Celebrating Women in Australian Rules Football Charity Breakfast on Friday 2 September 2016.
The MCC members dining room overlooking the hallowed turf of the MCG played host to our event.
Guests were entertained by our star studded panel featuring Caroline Wilson, Michelle Cowan, Steph Chiocci, Kevin Sheedy hosted by Libbi Gorr.
We also heard from superstars Moana Hope and Ellie Blackburn. Libbi Gorr entertained us with a wonderful rendition of her hit song Edna Daniher.
The event raised much needed funds for a scholarship at Victoria University and funding to help the work of the Ardoch Youth Foundation.
Thank you all for your support.Find out more
The fourth annual Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Mother’s Day Luncheon was held on Thursday 5 May 2016 at Leonda by the Yarra.
The special guest speaker at this year’s event was The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria. The Governor provided an inspirational speech about her life and experiences and congratulated St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and Susan Alberti AC on encouraging women to embrace motherhood and work in medical research.Find out more
Our inaugural charity breakfast celebrating Women in Football in partnership with AFL Victoria was held at Leonda by the Yarra on Friday 4 March 2016. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan was interviewed by our Master of Ceremonies Simon Marshall and Gillon stated the Dogs were at short priced odds to gain a licence in the 2017 AFL women’s league. We heard from some wonderful women in the game including Jess Smith, Michelle Cowan, Sam Lane, Lucy Lopes & Katie Brennan part of a panel discussion along with AFL Executive Simon Lethlean.
The sell out crowd was entertained by legendary performer Greg Champion. The event raised much needed funds to support both Victoria University for a scholarship and the Danii Foundation for a Continuous Glucose Monitor.Find out more
We thank you for being a part of history at the 30th Annual Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Signature Ball.
With your help and generosity, we have raised a significant amount of money to support the important work of research into the better treatment prevention and cure of Type 1 diabetes.
From everyone at the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation – thank you.
You truly are a part of helping to deliver tomorrow’s medical research discoveries today.Find out more
On May 7 the 2015 Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Mother’s Day luncheon was held at Leonda by the Yarra.
Guest speaker Dr Judith Slocombe provided an inspirational speech about her life and experiences and congratulated St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and Susan Alberti on encouraging women to embrace motherhood and working in medical research.Find out more
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for the support received on Saturday night for my 29th annual Signature Ball.
The generosity of the guests was outstanding and we have once again raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical research.
All proceeds will be finalised in the coming days and funds raised will directly benefit St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute.
The second annual Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Mother’s Day lunch was held at Leonda by the Yarra on May 8.
Guests were treated to another outstanding guest speaker, Dr Fiona Wood, who is an inspirational leader, mother and world renowned burns expert.
The 2014 Susan Alberti Women in Research Award was presented to Sophie Broughton from St Vincent’s Institute.Find out more
The inaugural Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Mother’s Day lunch was held in May 2013 at Leonda on the Yarra. Guest speaker was Australian of the Year, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, who had the sell-out audience spell bound with stories of her career, life and passions.
Dr Kate Graham (pictured) was awarded the first Susan Alberti ‘Women in Research’ Award, which supports working mothers in medical research.Find out more
Thank for the support received on Saturday night for the 28th Signature Ball. The generosity of the guests was amazing and we have once again raised a significant sum of money toward medical research.Find out more
On August 4th, through the generosity of more than 625 Australians, in excess of $450,000 was raised at the Susan Alberti Signature Ball. Click to view the online gallery and feedback from the event.Find out more
The Signature Ball 2011 was a wonderful success! To all who attended, we thank you for your support. This year, we have introduced a short satisfaction survey as we would most appreciate your feedback. If you attended this year’s event, please complete our survey.Find out more
In its 25th year, the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation (SAMRF) Signature Ball is one of the oldest and arguably the most prestigious event of its kind in the country. The event was founded by Susan Alberti AO Hon LLD to support fundraising efforts for Australian medical research, namely progress towards finding a cure for type 1 (juvenile) diabetes.Find out more
Saturday 8th August, 2009 heralded the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation 2009 Signature Ball which was another wonderful evening, setting another incredible precedent.Find out more
Last night’s ‘Australian Story’ (ABC) featured the story of Susan Alberti and Aussie Rules star, Moana Hope. Beverley O’Connor: “Many of us have been watching women play Aussie Rules for years, but never with a shot at the big league. That’s about to change with the launch next year of the…
To all of our valued supporters, We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. – From the Team at Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation Please place the following events in your 2016 diary! SAMRF Women in Football Breakfast – Friday 4 March, 2016 SAMRF Mother’s…
On July 14 Susan Alberti was part of a special panel discussion at the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium held at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne. The panel discussed ‘managing conflict’, with Sue giving her insights into how she has handled difficult situations through her successful business and philanthropic career.