ANU donors and volunteers were recently welcomed back to campus to celebrate the impact of their giving.
It was the first time the ANU Celebration of Giving has been held in three years, providing a wonderful opportunity for the ANU donor and volunteer community to come together in person and celebrate the impact of their collective generosity.
Upon arriving at Manning Clark Hall in the Kambri Cultural Centre, guests enjoyed a fine selection of canapés and drinks, and were treated to a musical performance by ANU School of Music alumnus and Yil Lull studio leader, Will Kepa.
Karlie Noon, ANU Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics student, and the event's MC, opened the afternoon's formal festivities.
Ngambri elder Dr Aunty Matilda House welcomed guests to Country.
ANU Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Brian P. Schmidt, thanked donors and volunteers for the positive difference they make to ANU students, research and the ambitions of the University.
The afternoon's celebration culminated in a presentation by Associate Professor Kim Cunio, Head of the ANU School of Music, titled The Sound of Space. Combining art and science, this unique performance captures the Earth's natural sounds - normally not audible to the human ear - transforming the eerie and unusual tones into a stirring musical composition.
This article was originally published by ANU Philanthropy.