Leave a lasting legacy

A bequest or planned gift to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences continues your legacy. By leaving a gift in your Will you can support a student in need, be part of world-leading research, or help talented youth achieve their potential.  It’s never too early to start thinking about a charitable gift in your Will – now could be the perfect time to create your legacy.

For a confidential discussion on how you can support the Faculty through a bequest, please contact Karen Brown on +61 3 9903 4395 or email

Further information about leaving a bequest can be found on our website. If you advise us that you have elected to leave a gift in your Will to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, you will be invited to join the Faculty’s Cossar Club. This is our way of personally thanking you for your support of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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Join the Cossar Club

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Foundation established the Cossar Club to recognise the leadership and generosity of the Cossar family and to thank all who support the faculty through bequests.

As a member of the Cossar Club you will have the opportunity to attend special Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences events hosted by the Dean where you can interact with like-minded individuals who believe in supporting future generations.

The Cossar family

The Cossar name is synonymous with the pharmacy profession. Between them, David, Norman and Brian Cossar owned and operated the Henry Francis chain of pharmacies for over 80 years. The family is well known for its generous support of the Victorian College of Pharmacy and now the faculty.

In 1960, David Cossar donated 25,000 pounds (equal to about $630,000 today) to an industry-wide appeal to relocate the college from Swanston Street to Parkville. His donation was considered the largest single gift to an Australian pharmaceutical teaching institution at the time.

In recognition of his generosity, Cossar Hall in the Sissons Building is named after him. The Cossar family continue their tradition of support of the faculty to this day.

Bequest stories

Read more about some of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences bequest supporters: