The 2010 Annual Celebration held on October 16, 2010
It was with pleasure that the Nepean Medical Research Foundation held its Annual Philanthropists Cocktail Function on October 15th 2010 in the beautiful surrounds of the Glenmore Heritage Golf Club. It was a wonderful relaxing evening with over 75% of our “Nepean Philanthropists” in attendance, together with invited guests. They mingled with local dignitories and researchers whilst listening to a melodic jazz performance by “Plum”.
Gwen McMaster-Fay, President of Nepean Medical Research Foundation warmly welcomed the Nepean Philanthropists and guests and thanked them for their continuing support which enables research and equipment to be funded through their generous annual contributions.
Guest speakers for the night included Professor Mohamed Kahdra, Professor Jack Wall and Dr Leanne Stokes who individually brought an insightful, humorous and touching meaning to those in attendance about what it means to be a researcher at the Nepean Medical School, and how an initial funding by the Nepean Medical Research Foundation towards research, or a travel scholarship can generate additional interest and further grants and also allows them to see and hear from fellow local and international researchers in their fields. It also shows how the money raised through the efforts of the Nepean Medical Research Foundation and its members contributes towards research and equipment at Nepean Hospital and the local community.
The night was a another great success for the Foundation, proving that despite the global economic crisis, the people of the Nepean community still have huge hearts and are prepared to support our local charities as much as they can.
Since its inception in 2000 the Nepean Medical Research Foundation has given over 1.6 Million Dollars specificially for essential research laboratory equipment and clinical research grants to the Sydney Medical School – Nepean at Nepean Hospital.
If you would like any information about how you could become involved in the work of the Foundation or becoming a Nepean Philanthropist, with an opportunity to be part of a significant group of people in Penrith, who believe in celebrating the success that Penrith had given them by making a commitment to give to a very important local organization, whose work would be of great benefit to others in the local community, including those who are close to us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or its Manager – Deanna Melbin on 0410 435890