A fantastic night was had by all at the Cabrini Gala Dinner to launch the Gandel Wing Capital Campaign, with $1.7 million raised in total, including a US$1 million donation by the Cabrini Sisters.
Over 500 guests attended the dinner in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria, famed for its beautiful stained glass ceiling.
Entertainment was provided by the Melba Opera Trust, Katie Noonan and Australia’s boys of Motown OzBoys, who really got the dance-floor moving.
Joint Patrons, Pauline and John Gandel AC, spoke of their involvement with Cabrini over many years and called on the community to get behind the campaign.
Founder of GenesisCare Dan Collins said he was delighted with the evening and on the night delivered a speech giving insight into the partnership GenesisCare has with Cabrini and the groundbreaking cancer treatment the pair will provide.
Guests on the night also took part in a survey to determine their main areas of interest in the new building. Oncology was a clear leader and will now become the focus for the public face of the Capital Campaign.
They were also treated to a virtual reality tour of the Gandel Wing’s private rooms, using Oculus and virtual reality headsets provided on the night.
Thanks go to all supporters of the event, including our sponsors GenesisCare (Platinum), Bidfood, Macquarie, MIA (Gold), Melbourne Pathology (Silver), CH2, DeFries, Holding Redlich, James & Monroe, Grant Thornton, Kane, KPMG, Northwest Healthcare, Pitcher Partners, Slade, Westpac, Wingate and Volkswagen Brighton (Corporate). A big thank you to all the Cabrini staff who attended on the night.
Please enjoy a photo gallery of the night below: