Celebrating the difference that donors make

19 December 2018

"Your support has been fundamental to making us a better, fairer and more ambitious University." - Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt

ANU recently hosted the annual Celebration of Giving to thank donors for their impact on all aspects of the University.

Held at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery, guests enjoyed viewing the remarkable collection of Western Desert art currently on display. The collection is part of a landmark gift to the University by ANU alumnus, Canberra-based lawyer and philanthropist, Craig Edwards.

3MT finalist Harry Sutton spoke about a recent donation which meant he could purchase multi-channel pipettes to aid his research into creating vaccines with memories. The donors, Olaf and Sheryle Moon, were inspired by the potential of Harry’s research to assist in the eradication of malaria.

The ANU Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt, thanked donors on behalf of the ANU community for the difference they make to the students, research and ambitions of the University.

The evening’s MC, Samantha Woodforde, spoke about working on the ANU phone appeal and how much she enjoyed speaking to alumni about their fond memories of ANU and the inspirational reasons that donors give to the University.

To view photos from the Celebration of Giving go to our social media album.

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