Philanthropy Award for Miller Foundation

Burnet Institute

10 December, 2021

Image: (L-R) Chris, Jean and Andrew Miller accept the Research Australia Philanthropy Award

Burnet Institute warmly congratulates the Miller family and their Miller Foundation – acknowledged for their outstanding support for medical research with the Philanthropy Award at the Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards for 2020-21.

The presentation to principals Andrew and Jean Miller and their son Chris was made at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney.

The Miller Foundation has provided more than AUD$100million across the charitable sector with an emphasis on medical research, the socially disadvantaged and climate change since it was established by Andrew Miller’s father, Noel, in 1974.

In the last five years alone, the Miller family has provided more than AUD $8million in annual philanthropic support across the medical research sector and in support of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

They are inspired by, and encourage big ideas that have impact, where their support can help initiate or progress programs that will lead to life changing vaccines, diagnostics and treatments or result in policy shift, and where their support can make a measurable impact, help scale, and leverage additional funding.

Through their enormous generosity over many years, the Miller Family has provided funding support to Burnet Institute, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Baker Institute, Peter Mac, Heart Foundation, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and more recently the Doherty Institute, to establish and develop research focused on heart disease, diabetes, maternal and child health, genetic disorders, cancer research, infectious diseases and many other programs which have resulted in improved health outcomes and many lives saved.

Their support was instrumental in establishing Burnet Institute’s Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies research program in Papua New Guinea, the development and commercialisation of the Visitect CD-4 rapid diagnostic test for people living with HIV, and in establishing the institute’s vaccine program for hepatitis C, and Miller Foundation Travel Fellowships among other priority research activities.

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