Gabriel Farago arrived in Australia as a young boy from Eastern Europe with ‘a little brown suitcase’ under his arm. As described by Gabriel, “It was the beginning of a remarkable journey. As a result of hard work, extraordinary opportunities provided by a wonderful new country, and good fortune, the contents of that little suitcase have grown somewhat over the years…”
Having reached a certain stage along his journey, Gabriel and his wife were looking for a way to give back to life what life had given to them, they started a search for an appropriate organisation to leave a bequest to in their will. After looking into the medical research work the Institute undertakes, they decided Garvan was the clear choice. “We asked ourselves, what could possibly be more important than supporting cutting-edge medical research which will benefit generations to come? The answer was obvious - we became Garvan bequestors.”
Since joining the Garvan family as a Partner for the Future, Gabriel has also become a Garvan Research Foundation Director. Gabriel helps ensure the Foundation meets the challenge of supporting medical research in the Institute through public fundraising.
“I still have that little brown suitcase, and one day it will belong to the Garvan. It is a wonderful feeling to know that its contents will be put to good use. That thought alone, is reward enough.”