A fundraising gala dinner for St Vincents & Garvan Institute to raise funds for a new Cancer Centre which is currently being built in Darlinghurst. Suffice to say, the night was a great success.
Held at The Four Seasons in Sydney to 550 guests, the night featured silent and live auctions and was MC'd by David Koch & Joanna Griggs. The Patron of the Cancer Centre, Delta Goodrem, was on hand to perform.
“To put everything into perspective; given this was a collaborative exercise in support of the Cancer Centre with many challenges and the inevitable ‘toeing and froing’ between each party, the result was very good. The costs were of concern to us but they came in well at $127k which was 35% of the gross. The net result was 65% which is exceptional. The winner of the Fundraising Institute Australia’s (FIA) 2008 Award for Excellence in the Events category was nothing like the ratio or dollars achieved in this event. Another contributing factor was the lack of cash sponsorships for this event. That simply emphasises the strength of the overall result. It will be my pleasure to recommend it and Kristen for entry into the 2009 FIA Awards for Excellence program. In summary, I believe the outcome is something for us to celebrate and Kristen should be congratulated on her organisation of the event.” D. Mark Hindle CFRE, Head of Development & Marketing - St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney