Named to honour the memory of a past GPA Engineering Director, the GPA Andrew Ursini Charitable Fund was founded in 2011, to build a source of perpetual funds to assist charities in Australia.
The fund was created by the principals of GPA Engineering to act as the vehicle through which the company and its employees could donate money, time, goods, and services, in a structured manner, for the wellbeing of the community.
Regular contributions to the trust are made by GPA Engineering, its staff, and through fundraising initiatives. GPA staff actively support the work of the fund.
Andrew Ursini joined GPA in 1996. He took on many engineering, leadership, and management roles before becoming a Director in 2008.
Andrew was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 1998 which was successfully treated; however, a second tumour was identified in 2006.
In 2010, after a four-year battle, including various hospital visits and treatments, Andrew passed away.
The GPA Andrew Ursini Charitable Fund is his legacy.
The GPA Andrew Ursini Charitable Fund (GPAAU) was established in 2011 as a perpetual charitable trust to build a source of funds to assist charitable organisations in Australia. The Fund was founded by the Principals of GPA to act as the vehicle for the company and its employees to, in a structured manner give money, time, goods and services for the well-being of the community.
The Fund is funded by regular contributions made by GPA Engineering Pty Ltd, fundraising activities and the staff of GPA. All levels of the GPA staff are actively encouraged to support the work of the Fund and staff members are encouraged to promote the work of the Fund amongst their families, friends and acquaintances.
The GPAAU has a funding program, predominantly within South Australia, for a range of charitable projects which offer direct and tangible benefit to the Australian Community.
If you wish to support the fund’s important work for charity you can do so below. All donations are tax deductable and all funds go to charity.
St Andrews Hospital Foundation
- Refurbished Breast Cancer Treatment Room
- Purchase of Gamma Probe for sentinel biopsy in breast cancer patients
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Australian Cancer Research Foundation
- Vectra Melanoma Imaging and Diagnosis
- International Centre for Cancer Glycomics
- Lung Cancer Screening Centre of Excellence
- Molecular Theranostics Laboratory
The GPAAU aims to fund, in any one funding year, a combination of one large charitable organisation / project and, if funds allow, several smaller projects (preferred amount of up to $2000).
In memory of Andrew Ursini the large charitable organisation / project will preferentially be in the field of cancer research. The funding for the smaller projects will be targeted at charitable organisations / activities that are nominated and actively supported by GPA staff members or their families.