About The Alfred Foundation
The Alfred Foundation creates and nurtures philanthropic partnerships between the community and The Alfred.
Through The Alfred Foundation, individuals, community groups and organisations can contribute to The Alfred's role in saving lives, improving the health of our community, and advancing medical research.
Each year, we receive remarkable support from the community, Trusts, foundations, estates, individuals, corporate partners, and other local and national organisations.
This generosity has enabled us to work together to drive innovation and change at the hospital across a range of projects, such as redeveloping the Emergency & Trauma Centre and building The Alfred Centre.
The Victorian Melanoma Service (VMS) at The Alfred was founded 25 years ago as the state’s first and only comprehensive multidisciplinary service for people with melanoma. Our team is globally renowned for its expertise in enhancing detection and improving patient outcomes in Australia whereone person is diagnosed with melanoma every half an hour*.
In 2020, thanks to the generous decision made by Brian Jenkins to include a gift of $500,000 in his Will, The Alfred was able to establish The Jenkins Fellowship for Lymphoma – one of four fellowships in our clinical haematology department dedicated to finding new treatments and therapies for people living with blood disorders.