Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
Annual Report 2016

Major Donors and Individuals

We are very thankful for the many years of philanthropic support we have received at RIDBC. In 2016, the generosity of individuals continued to make a positive impact for children and adults with vision or hearing loss.

Support for RIDBC’s programs, services and infrastructure has been extensive and one of the key foundations on which we rely. As just one example, in 2016, one extremely generous donor, Mr Clive Berghofer provided funding to accelerate the establishment of the RIDBC Clive Berghofer Centre in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Scheduled to open in the first half of 2017, the new site will provide a safe, fully equipped and dedicated environment, in close proximity to local medical facilities.

This commitment to RIDBC will see us commence comprehensive services for children and adults with vision or hearing loss and ensure long-term community benefit for the region for years to come.

Individual Supporters

F L Adamson
Robert O Albert AO
Ross Anderson
Rita M Andre
George Andrews
S R Appleby and S Deegan
Valerie Appleroth
Clive Berghofer AM
Jill Boorne
Pauline Bridge
Elaine G Butler
Laurence Cable
John T Cameron
Peter J Campbell
Evelyn Chan
Mark M Chan
Wal Charlwood
Hugh C Condon
Charles P Curran AC
Nellie Davies
Jonathan Denovan
Margaret E Dobbin
Janelle Ellwood
Roger and Carolyn Etty
Dr Sharon Ewing
D and M Finney
Rochelle Franks
Dr Sidney French
Robyn Garis
Dr John Gerofi
David Goddard
James Goldman
Frank Goudge
Paul Grant
M and C Gwynne
Brian Harrison
Betty C Hatch
Jessica Hore
Barbara Humphrey
Patricia Huntley
Pieter Huveneers
Gordon Ingate
Frank Isaacs
Athol D Johnson
Mr Robert A Johnston AC
Steven Kalmin
Lawrence Kupkee
Gwen R Lyons
Fiona MacGregor
Rocco P Mangano
G and K Mann
Nancy McFarlane
Colin Mercer
Sue Metzmacher
Ian S Miller
Meredith Miller
Jeanette Milston
M and M Monaghan
Catherine Moroney
Patricia D New
Professor Philip Newall
Shirley Odell
Richard Oliver
Norm O'Neill
Mary O'Sullevan
Linda Park
Estate of Ian Paul
Dr Andrew M Pethebridge
Bill Petrie
Tom and Robyn Pinzone
Suzannah Plowman
Jill Pratten
Marcus Quinlivan OAM
Vera Rado
Max Raine
Rosemary Rajola
Mohan Rengaswamy
Michael and Karen Rich
Peter Richardson
Frank Robertson
P R Robson
Sandra Rollo
Richard Rydge
June A Sainty
Carolyn Shih
Charles Shuetrim AM and Sandy Shuetrim
Dr Guy Silberstein
Ronald B Smith
Peter Stephens
Margaret Stevens
Barbara Stone AM
W and J Stone
Frank Swan
Eleanor Sydney-Jones
Patricia Tang
Wilbred Taylor
Mario Torresan
R W Travers
Wilton Trembath
G and M Vaughan
Annette Waight
A and G Wales
Stewart and Gwenyth Wallis
Anabel Westwood
Diane Wetherell
Bernard Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Brian Winter
Dr Jason Yeo