D3 Group Australia

D3G was born out of the generosity of Melbourne philanthropists, Allan and Maria Myers, who funded establishment of MRUFD as a translational research and education initiative to improve child health innovatively. Additional charitable support and many helping hands have come from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. The social impact of D3G continues to grow, with a broad slice of life benefitting from our efforts (e.g. affected children & families, practitioners and researchers, public health and government, and industry; see our brag sheet). However, with growth outstripping available resourcing, we respectfully ask that those in a position to do so consider giving back to D3G – with so many beneficiaries on tap, it should take only modest giving from a small proportion to secure the gains D3G has made to date and then ensure our ongoing sustainability.


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A very clever pair of hands to help Mike

Until very recently, D3G's founder Mike Hubbard has been running D3G almost single-handedly in his unpaid spare time – as a "giving-back-to-society thanks" for his tax-payer-funded career as a biomedical scientist. However, with D3G workload blossoming beyond our collective capacity to deliver (i.e. Mike and other volunteers), D3G has enlisted the helping hands of Sharon Dunn who of course is famous in "D3 land" as our website designer and illustrator of Sam's storybook. Generously, Sharon is working at a much-discounted rate to "give D3G a helping hand" – but as primary breadwinner and with a young child, Sharon does need to be paid.

So our current goal is to raise at least AU$50,000 to pay Sharon in 2017 for part-time project management and volunteer-coordination tasks she is highly experienced in. Naturally, we will be putting Sharon's design skills to good effect across various revenue-generating opportunities with a view to her position becoming self-supporting before long (e.g. Sams' story is now available online and membership offerings, "Sam & friends" posters for the clinic, and continuing education offerings for practitioners are under development).


Helping Hand

Should you wish to provide financial support in the form of a tax-deductible donation or bequest, this can be done via secure online facilities at The University of Melbourne (preferred) or the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. Alternatively, download a donation form. Be assured that 100% of every donation comes to us with no slicing. You may specify that your gift goes toward our current fundraising goal (above) or our social-good efforts in education, research and advocacy.

For benefactors considering larger gifts, please contact the Director (Mike Hubbard) to discuss your thoughts and goals. D3G now beckons as a validated and exciting opportunity for making high-impact differences across society worldwide.


Pay It Forward

Many people from all walks of life tell us that they love what we're doing with D3G – and so do we. We also embrace the humanistic ethos of doing good deeds and sharing things you like, as captured by the Pay it Forward movement. We intend to include options for you to "Share D3 love" with those in less-fortunate circumstances (Pay it Forward now available for membership: Join D3G).


We have sponsorship opportunities open for making Sam's storybook and referral cards available to needy families in the public sector (see D3G Merchandise). Please contact the Director (Mike Hubbard) for further information. Professionals (journalism, marketing & comms, business, legal, healthcare) interested in making in-kind (pro bono) contributions to our social impact mission are also encouraged to contact Mike.