Amidst spectacular views of Adelaide from the sea to the hills, over 70 personally invited guests from the corporate sector of Adelaide were given insights into JBI’s work that is changing lives in the world.
Held on 16 October in the Banquet Room of the stunning new state-of-the art Bendigo Building, which afforded panoramic vistas from its floor-to-ceiling windows, the corporate cocktail function was organised by the Joanna Briggs Foundation for supporters and sponsors.
Prof Lyle Palmer, JBI Executive Director; Philip Pledge, Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Alexa McArthur, JBI Research Fellow; and Sandy Davis, JBF Fundraising Manager; spoke to an enthusiastic audience. Alexa highlighted the impact of JBI’s evidence-based clinical fellowship programs in disadvantaged communities, whether in Africa or locally, where implementation of best practice clinical changes have brought about real, and in some cases, life-saving, outcomes for patients. Several company directors expressed a desire to financially assist the Foundation and be more involved.
A cello and violin duo from the University of Adelaide Medical Orchestra, added a classy touch to the evening’s proceedings. Guests enjoyed fine wine donated by Andrew Kay, Chief Executive Officer of Wirra Wirra and member the JBF Advisory Committee.