Leave a lasting legacy

The lasting impact of bequests, both large and small, has helped shape our world-class faculty.

For many alumni and friends, a bequest is the easiest and best way to help the faculty remain a leading pharmacy teaching and research institution.

Through your Will or other estate plan, you can name the faculty as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate or particular assets.

For a confidential discussion on how you can support the faculty through a bequest, please contact Gillian Dodgin, +61 3 9903 4395, email:

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Join the Cossar Club

A bequest to the faculty entitles you to join the Cossar Club, where you'll receive a warm welcome, a commemorative pin and invitations to special club and faculty events.

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.

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.