Last month, Research Australia celebrated the nation’s best contributions to Australian health and medical research with a series of awards.
Generous philanthropic donations make innovation possible. AskRIGHT proudly sponsored the Great Australian Philanthropy Award that recognises and encourages personal philanthropic contributions over a period of time by an individual or family to health and medical research.
The 2015 Award went to John Gandel AO and Pauline Gandel, the founders of Gandel Philanthropy, one of Australia’s largest independent family philanthropic funds. Over the years they channelled tens of millions of dollars a range of programs and fields, including arts, education, Jewish identity and leadership, youth at risk and Indigenous programs, their support for health and medical research has always been one of the strongest interests. Together John and Pauline Gandel have supported a whole range of research projects and initiatives that span different medical fields and conditions, including diabetes, ageing-related research, mental health, Crohn’s and Colitis, cancer-related research and allergies.
It was truly inspiring to see the humility of Mr and Mrs Gandel accepting this award, and also expressing their admiration for the medical researchers and health advocates who received other awards on the night.”
reported AskRIGHT Principal Consultant Daniel McDiarmid who presented the award to the Gandels.
AskRIGHT salutes all the award recipients for their inspiring efforts and commitment to support better health.
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