In August 2018 the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) recognized the artistic and cultural contribution of John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel by granting them the organisation’s Life Membership (pictured here with the MSO Chair Michael Ullmer, on the left and the MSO Managing Director Sophie Galaise, second from left. In his remarks on the occasion, Michael Ullmer said: “For decades the Gandels have significantly contributed to the MSO and we are delighted to thank them in this way for their commitment and generosity.” Most recently Gandel Philanthropy provided a three year capacity building grant, to strengthen the MSO’s fundraising capacity and sustainability. (Photo: Daniel Aulsebrook)

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