The 2019 Centenary Institute Foundation Dinner saw the worlds of art and medical research merge with this year’s fundraising event held at one of the most beautiful and inspiring museums in the world, the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
The aim of the Dinner was to raise funds for the Institute’s most important asset – its incredible scientists, particularly through the provision of Future Leader Fellowships. These Fellowships help ensure Centenary’s ‘rising star’ researchers are able to continue their life-saving work, giving them the freedom to innovate, leading to new diagnostics and treatments, sooner.
As a key part of the evening Centenary’s scientists mingled with guests, explaining their science and their critical areas of research. Guests were encouraged to dig deeply in their support of this medical research and in return they were treated to an evening of world-class entertainment and more.
Acclaimed cabaret singer Ali McGregor (pictured) and renowned Australian jazz artist Jonathan Zwartz provided the early tunes while Ilan Kidron and his band the Glassbreakers filled the dance floor to see the successful evening out. Guests also had the chance during the Dinner to bid at an exciting live auction, with some magnificent prizes on offer.
Additional highlights from the evening included: the inspiring Anton Enus from SBS World News controlling proceedings as MC; Professor Jenny Gamble, Head of our Vascular Biology Program providing scientific insight into inflammation, dementia and ageing and explaining how Centenary research is targeting these key health areas; and Centenary Institute’s Dr Elinor Hortle being awarded the Kenyon Foundation Inflammation Award for outstanding research.
The Centenary Institute would like to thank all guests who attended the Dinner. Your support of our medical research helps ensure future generations live longer and healthier lives. Thank you.