Who are the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation?
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (“Peter Mac”) undertake cancer research, education and treatment. They have a public hospital in Melbourne solely dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation is a public trust whose sole purpose is to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation (ABN 14786237480) are a registered Australian charity. Donations to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (ABN 42100504883) are made through the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation. As part of our evaluation, we have reviewed both the foundation and the centre.
Why do they exist?
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre aim "to provide the best in cancer care, accelerating discovery and translating to cures." They highlight that “in Australia, 120,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in 2012, with more than 40,000 deaths.”
What are they doing about it?
Peter Mac work towards the following strategic objectives:
Provide the world's best cancer care- innovation in delivering care to achieve demonstrably better outcomes for patients, empowering those affected by cancer with a sense of control.
Accelerate discovery and translational research- clinical and laboratory research priorities to expedite discovery and further integrate and translate our scientific breakthroughs into clinical care through an expanded and strengthened clinical trials program.
Focus on cancer prevention and wellbeing- incorporate cancer prevention and wellbeing interventions to help reduce health and social inequities in the Victorian and Australian communities.
Develop new business models and commercial ventures – develop commercial ventures and collaborative partnerships, to accelerate advancements; broaden access to novel treatments; improve clinical and operational practices and strengthen our financial sustainability.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to Peter Mac?
We believe that it is likely your donation to Peter Mac will be used as stated, that is, “to provide the best in cancer care, accelerating discovery and translating to cures”.
We believe that Peter Mac is likely to be trustworthy. It is generally clear who the charity is run by and how donations are used. Peter Mac’s financial model is clear. They show where donations go. It is generally clear who is in charge. Roles are described. They take steps to avoid the misuse of funds.
We also believe that Peter Mac is effective. They consistently show that they are working to deliver on their mission. They present overarching goals broken into strategic themes. They show the activities and results that they have delivered. Finally, they demonstrate they are focused on evaluation and performance improvement.
However, in order for us to have complete confidence they are using money for its intended purpose, we recommend they address the following gaps in their reporting:
We were unable to find the biography for the foundation CEO, Jennifer Doubell
We were unable to find a reference to the number of board meetings and/or attendance at board meetings for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation do not indicate that they monitor their performance or that of its executive.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have investigated the finances, operations and results of Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
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Find out whether Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on the findings of our analysis.