A simple, effective and convenient way to save sight is by investing in medical research conducted by the Queensland Eye Institute (QEI) is through Workplace Giving.
All you need to do is ask your HR department to set up regular payroll deductions from each pay cycle to be donated to QEI Foundation. This lowers administration costs for our charity and you will receive an immediate pre-tax benefit!
For example, $5 per week ($260 p.a.) could fund 100 experiments to test new drugs that might protect the retina from damaging inflammation. This only costs you $3.50* pre-tax! That’s less than the price of a cup of coffee to save sight!
You probably won’t notice the difference to your pay but with your ongoing support your donation becomes a larger one over time and it has the potential to ultimately save sight, so we can have the vision to see the future.
You can even double your impact by asking your employer to match your donations! That could be $10 to QEI and it only cost you $3.50 and if your colleagues come on board too, it adds up pretty quickly! A donation of $10 per week ($520 p.a.) could enable our scientists to take a pinprick of a patient’s own eye cells and grow 10 million cells within one month. This could provide better treatment outcomes for up to 10 patients.
*Based on an average fundraising cost of 30% **Marginal tax rate of 10% applied for employee earning between $37,001-$87,000 (1 Million Donors, 2018). Use this to see how much your donation actually costs you.
Contact us today
QEI Foundation’s Workplace Giving program is about much more than just donations. Our highly trained staff can tailor a presentation to explain the work of QEI and the benefits of Workplace Giving to your business. We also provide health information booklets about eye disease from our program areas.
For more information please contact our Partnerships Manager, Rachell Hansen on (07) 3239 5055 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
These FAQs provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Workplace Giving.