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09-Jan-2018

Strategic Service and Governance Director Ross Springolo and his wife, Methinee Springolo, are set for the Charles Darwin Black Tie Dinner, which will be held on Monday, 12 February. Photo: Julianne Osborne

Strategic Service and Governance Director Ross Springolo and his wife, Methinee Springolo, are set for the Charles Darwin Black Tie Dinner, which will be held on Monday, 12 February. Photo: Julianne Osborne 


Glam gowns, bow ties and a sparkling celebration will be in order for the 2018 Charles Darwin Black Tie Dinner.  

The Charles Darwin University Foundation fundraiser, and the university’s first major business dinner of the year, will be held on Monday, 12 February, marking Charles Darwin’s 209th birthday. 

Foundation Board chair Mrs Deborah Fracaro said guests at the event would have the special opportunity to hear from Senior Advisor to Deloitte Access Economics and Board Member of the Reserve Bank of Australia Professor Ian Harper.

This is the second annual dinner to celebrate Charles Darwin’s contribution to science and the importance of knowledge, education and exploring new scientific frontiers.  

“Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution has profoundly changed our understanding of the world and our place in it, and has had enormous ramifications for science,” Ms Fracaro said.

“Our university has itself evolved over time, from humble beginnings as a community college more than 40 years ago, to a vibrant young university, intimately connected to the Territory and its future.

“All funds raised by the Foundation go towards projects that ultimately enhance CDU student outcomes.”

Local businesses and members of the wider community are encouraged to attend the dinner, where entertainment will include acclaimed performers Teddy Tahu Rhodes and David Hobson, accompanied by pianist Rhodri Clarke. 

The NT Chief Minister and the Lord Mayor of Darwin have committed their support for the event, which will be held in the Grand Ballroom at SkyCity Darwin.  

For information, including ticket sales and sponsorship, visit W: http://www.cdu.edu.au/foundation/events/cdbtd