The Indigenous Gala is a signature event on the University’s annual calendar. It serves as both a major fundraising exercise and an opportunity to promote Indigenous culture to the wider community.
Under the patronage of Dr Patrick Corrigan AM, the event was introduced in 2010 as an art auction designed to raise funds for Indigenous student scholarships, grants and bursaries.
It has since evolved into a celebration of Indigenous culture featuring high profile Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and entertainers, as well as past and present Indigenous students.
The event attracts over 500 corporate and community attendees from all over Australia and, since 2010, has succeeded in raising almost $2 million to support the university education of Indigenous Australians.
Bond University Indigenous Gala
Join us for a wonderful evening, celebrating Indigenous culture and the achievements of Bond Indigenous students.
With special guest, Mr Waverley Stanley AM
Growing up in a remote community north-west of Brisbane, it was Waverley’s childhood scholarship experience that inspired him to create Yalari, an Indigenous education organisation.
Bond University regularly partners with Waverley and Yalari; aiming to transform the lives of Indigenous students from remote, rural and regional communities.
This year, Waverley was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to the Indigenous community. He looks forward to sharing some of his experiences with you at this year’s gala.
The night also includes:
- Bond University’s past and present Indigenous students, sharing stories about their journey, their communities and their aspirations for the future
- Three-course gourmet dinner and beverages
- Live entertainment
- Fantastic auction and raffle prizes including Indigenous art
All proceeds from the Gala support Bond’s Indigenous scholarships and students.
|Where||Bond University, Sports Hall – Building 10, Level 2.|
Please refer to the campus map.
|When||Friday, 8 November 2019|
|Time||6pm arrival and drinks, 6.30pm start|
$240 per person or $2,400 for a corporate table.
A proud initiative of Bond University, the Indigenous Gala is a core element of our scholarship fundraising, with all proceeds going towards Indigenous scholarships, bursaries and student support.
We are dedicated to supporting outstanding Indigenous students achieve their ambitions. The Indigenous scholarships program rewards students’ achievements in academics, leadership activities and community involvement.