Arts Centre Melbourne acknowledges our generous supporters and the crucial role you play in ensuring we continue to bring the joy of the Arts to so many, now and in the future.

Thank you

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters, whose generosity, loyalty and commitment play a crucial role in ensuring as many Victorians as possible have the opportunity to experience the joy of the performing arts here in Melbourne.

Major Benefactors

Those who have made major landmark gifts to Arts Centre Melbourne

  • The Smorgon Family
  • The late Mr Richard Pratt & Mrs Jeanne Pratt AC
  • The Clemenger Foundation
  • The late Mrs Neilma Gantner
  • Playking Foundation
  • Sidney Myer Fund
  • The late Miss Betty Amsden AO, DSJ
  • Mrs Diana Gibson AO
  • The Estate of the late Kenneth Baillieu Myer AC, DSC

Major Supporters

Those who have made significant sustained support to Arts Centre Melbourne

  • The late Mr Richard Pratt AC & Mrs Jeanne Pratt AC
  • Mr Baillieu Myer AC & Mrs Sarah Myer
  • Mr Marc Besen AC & Mrs Eva Besen AO
  • Mr Leon Velik & Mrs Sandra Velik
  • Mr Sam Smorgon AO & Mrs Minnie Smorgon
  • The Gandel Family
  • Mrs Rosie Lew & Family
  • The late Miss Betty Amsden AO, DSJ
  • Mr Robert Kirby AO & Mrs Mem Kirby OAM
  • Mr Kevin Bamford & Mrs Colleen Bamford
  • Mrs Lyn Williams AM
  • The late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC, DBE
  • Mrs Barbara Haynes OAM
  • Mr Lindsay Fox AC & Mrs Paula Fox AO
  • Mrs Ethel Goldin
  • Mr Peter Scanlon & Mrs Angie Scanlon
  • Mr Neville Bertalli & Mrs Di Bertalli
  • Mrs Rae Rothfield
  • Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty, the late Mr Harold Campbell-Pretty & The Campbell-Pretty Family
  • Ms Robin Campbell
  • Mr Bruce Parncutt AO

Arts Angels Annual Fund

Enabling Arts Centre Melbourne to create and deliver a world-class program of performances, arts-education and participation events for the children and adults of Victoria.

Arts Angels Patrons

Leading Light – Gifts of $100,000 or more
  • Mr Marc Besen AC & Mrs Eva Besen AO
Visionary Patron – Gifts of $50,000 - $74,999
  • Ms Flavia Gobbo & Mr James MacKenzie
  • Andyinc Foundation
Benefactor Patron – Gifts of $30,000 - $49,999
  • Mr Kevin Bamford & Mrs Colleen Bamford
  • Mr Neville Bertalli & Mrs Di Bertalli
  • John & Jennifer Brukner Foundation
  • Ms Robin Campbell
  • The Gandel Family
  • Mirlex Australia Pty Ltd
  • Mr Bruce Parncutt AO
Principal Patron – Gifts of $10,000 - $29,999
  • Ms Frankie Airey & Mr Steve Solly
  • Ms Roseanne Amarant
  • Mr Don Argus AC & Mrs Pat Argus
  • Mr John Barlow & Mrs Mary Barlow
  • Mrs Adrienne Basser
  • Mr Chris Begg & Mrs Patricia Begg OAM
  • Mr Barry Bloom & Mrs Lorraine Bloom
  • Dr Mark Bryce, Mrs Ann Bryce & Family
  • Mrs Nancy Butler
  • Mr Terry Campbell AO & Mrs Christine Campbell
  • Mr Bernard Carp & Mrs Helen Carp
  • Dr Leon Carp & Mrs Marlen Carp
  • Mrs Debbie Dadon AM
  • Mr Ron Dobell & Mrs Margaret Dobell
  • The Fox Family
  • Mrs Ethel Goldin
  • Mr Colin Golvan QC & Dr Deborah Golvan
  • Mr Robert Green & Mrs Jan Green
  • Mr Rino Grollo & Mrs Diana Ruzzene Grollo
  • GSA Industries Pty Ltd
  • Mr John Haddad AO & Mrs Agita Haddad
  • Mrs Paula Hansky OAM & the late Dr Jack Hansky AM
  • Mrs Fella Harbig
  • Mrs Linda Herd
  • Ms Dana Hlavacek & Mr Stephen Creese
  • Mr Robert Kirby AO & Mrs Mem Kirby OAM
  • Dr Vinay Kumar
  • Dr Geraldine Lazarus & Mr Greig Gailey
  • Mr Carl Le Souef
  • Mrs Rosie Lew & Family
  • Prescott Family Foundation
  • Mrs Sally Redlich
  • Mr Mark Robertson OAM & Mrs Anne Robertson
  • Mrs Rae Rothfield
  • Mr Peter Scanlon AO & Mrs Angie Scanlon
  • Mrs Ahda Selwyn & Ms Evi Selwyn
  • Mr Graham Smorgon AM & Mrs Annette Smorgon
  • Mr Sam Smorgon AO & Mrs Minnie Smorgon
  • Mr Leon Velik & Mrs Sandra Velik
  • Ms Maureen Wheeler AO & Mr Tony Wheeler AO
  • Mr Derek Young AM & Mrs Caroline Young
  • Anonymous (1)

Associates

Gold Associate – Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999
  • Mrs Meredith Baldwin & Mr John Baldwin
  • Dr Andrew Buchanan
  • Mr Sandy Clark & Ms Marie McDonald
  • Mr Jost Kaiser & Mrs Dorothee Kaiser
  • Mrs Carolyn Kirby & Mr John Kirby AM
  • Mr Ian McKellar & Mrs Margaret McKellar
  • Ms Susan Thacore
  • Anonymous (1)
Silver Associate – Gifts of $2,000 - $4,999
  • Brasher Family Foundation
  • Mr Peter Cotter & Mrs Marilyn Cotter
  • Mr Ern Dawes OBE & Mrs Nola Dawes
  • Mrs Isabel Edgoose & Mr Graeme Edgoose
  • Mr Kim Edwards & Mrs Jan Edwards
  • Mr Charles B. Goode AC & Mrs Cornelia Goode
  • Miss Catherine Gray
  • Henkell Family Fund
  • Mr Peter Hordern & Mrs Jennifer Hordern
  • Dr Alastair Jackson
  • Dr Richard King AM & Mrs Andrea King
  • Mr Larry Kornhauser & Ms Natalya Gill
  • Leg-Up Foundation
  • Mrs Margot Melzak
  • Mrs Marie Morton
  • Dr Paul Nisselle AM & Mrs Sue Nisselle
  • Mr Norman Pinder & Mrs Carolyn Pinder
  • Mr John Ralph AC & Mrs Barbara Ralph
  • Mr Robin Reid & Mrs Liz Reid
  • Mr Fergus Ryan AO & Mrs Judy Ryan
  • Professor Geoff Sussman OAM
  • Ms Ricci Swart
  • Mrs Lesley Thomas & Mr Peter Thomas
  • Anonymous (1)
Bronze Associate – Gifts of $350 - $1,999
  • Mr Philip Aiken AM & Mrs Fran Aiken
  • Ms Margaret Astbury
  • Dr Jennifer Coghlan-Bell & Dr Simon Bell
  • Ms Marja Berclouw
  • Mrs Rosetta Bloom
  • Ms Rene Brown
  • Mrs Beth Brown & Mr Tom Bruce AM
  • Mr Arthur Charlwood
  • Mr Jack Chiodo
  • Mr Keith Chivers & Mr Ronald Peel
  • Ms Min Li Chong
  • Dr Cyril Curtain
  • Mr Lenor Dempsey
  • Mrs Kathy Deutsch and Dr George Deutsch
  • Dr David Fox-Smith
  • Ms Lynette Grigg
  • Mrs Jennifer Gross
  • Mr Louis Hamon OAM
  • Mrs Lesley Harden & Mr Rod Harden
  • Miss Nance Grant AM MBE and Ian Harris
  • Mrs Jean M Healey
  • Mr Gil Hoskins & Mrs Sandi Hoskins
  • Ms Helen Hunwick
  • Mr Timothy James
  • Dr Michael Jelinek & Mrs Danielle Jelinek
  • Mr Ron Jones & Mrs Carole Courtney-Jones
  • Mrs Irene Kearsey & Mr Michael Ridley
  • Mr Ken Klooger & Mrs Carol Klooger
  • Mrs Beverly Langsford-Willing
  • Mrs Verona Lea
  • Mrs June Lubansky & Mr Simon Lubansky
  • Mr Graham Ludecke & Mrs Pam Ludecke
  • Mr Kevin Luscombe AM & Mrs Barbara Luscombe
  • The Madame Ashton Memorial Scholarship for Ladies Art
  • Mr Stephen Marks and Mrs Margaret Marks
  • Ms Susanna Mason
  • Ms Andrea McCall
  • Ms Jane McKay
  • Mr John Mitcham & Mrs Pat Mitcham
  • Mrs Maryanne Moore
  • Mr Stephen Newton AO
  • Mr Tom O'Dea & Mrs Ruth O'Dea
  • Mr John Pearson & Mrs Carolyn Pearson
  • Ms Sophie Russell
  • Mr John Short
  • Mrs Edda Smrekar & the late Mr Ermin Smrekar
  • Mrs Fleur Spitzer OAM
  • Ms Patricia Spring
  • Mr Colin Squires & Mrs Mary Squires
  • Ms Vanessa Stanton and Ms Layla Stanton
  • Mrs Eva Sweet
  • Mr Peter Szabo & Mrs Leonie Szabo
  • Mr Naum Tered
  • Mr Lyle Thomas & Ms Christina Turner
  • Mr Ron Thorn & Mrs Helen Russell Thorn
  • NS & JS Turnbull
  • Dr Walter Uhlenbruch AO & Mrs Waltraud Uhlenbruch
  • Ms Pera Wells
  • Anonymous (5)

First Call Fund

Giving young disadvantaged Victorians the invaluable opportunity to experience the performing arts at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Founding Gifts

  • The late Miss Betty Amsden AO, DSJ – Patron of the First Call Fund
  • Mr Chris Begg & Mrs Patricia Begg OAM
  • Mr Martin Carlson OAM
  • Mr Carrillo Gantner AO & Mrs ZiYin Gantner
  • The late Mrs Neilma Gantner
  • Dr Milan Kantor OAM & Mrs Anne Kantor AO
  • The Myer Foundation

Gifts of $25,000 or more

  • Crown Resorts Foundation
  • Packer Family Foundation

Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999

  • The late Miss Betty Amsden AO, DSJ
  • Ms Joanna Baevski
  • Mrs Linda Herd
  • Ms Janet Whiting AM & Mr Phil Lukies

Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999

  • Mr John Barlow & Mrs Mary Barlow
  • "A Celebration of Friendship" Giving Circle
  • Mr Clark Kirby & Mrs Sara Kirby
  • Dr Geraldine Lazarus & Mr Greig Gailey
  • Mrs Jennifer Leaper & Dr John Leaper
  • Mrs Debora Mendelson
  • Mr Baillieu Myer AC & Mrs Sarah Myer
  • Ms Helen Silver AO
  • Anonymous (2)

Gifts of $1,500 - $4,999

  • 6A Foundation
  • Mrs Jenny Brash
  • Ms Robin Campbell
  • Mr Sandy Clark & Ms Marie McDonald
  • Mr Matt Duckworth & Mrs Lina Duckworth
  • Duggan Foundation
  • Miss Catherine Gray
  • Mrs Jean M Healey
  • Mr Peter Hordern & Mrs Jennifer Hordern
  • Mr Keith Irvine OAM & Mrs Jo Irvine
  • Mr Robert Kirby AO & Mrs Mem Kirby OAM
  • Mr Larry Kornhauser & Ms Natalya Gill
  • Mr Michael Landvogt & Dr Julie Landvogt
  • Ms Rosemary Leffler
  • Mr Ian McCall & Mrs Paula McCall
  • Ms Kylie Minogue, OBE
  • Myer Foundation
  • Mr Martyn Myer AO and Mrs Louise Myer
  • Mr Bruce Parncutt AO
  • Mr Mark Robertson OAM & Mrs Anne Robertson
  • Mr John Schiller & Mrs Elisabeth Schiller
  • Mr Gregory Shalit & Ms Miriam Faine
  • Ms Helene Strawbridge
  • Mr Peter Szabo & Mrs Leonie Szabo
  • Ullmer Family Foundation
  • Mr Peter Wharton & Ms Anne Wharton
  • Ms Maureen Wheeler AO & Mr Tony Wheeler AO
  • Mr Rob Williamson & Mrs Mary-Paula Williamson
  • Anonymous (6)

Gifts of $450 - $1,499

  • Dr Bill Abud
  • Mr Peter Aird & Mrs Catherine Aird
  • Betty Amsden Foundation
  • Miss Jenny Anderson
  • Ms Margaret Astbury
  • Mr Robbie Barker
  • Ms Rhonda Barro
  • Ms Laurie Bebbington
  • Mr Chris Begg & Mrs Patricia Begg OAM
  • Ms Kirsty Bennett
  • Ms Judy Bourke
  • Mrs Joan Brown
  • Ms Rene Brown
  • Mrs Patricia Burke
  • Mr Greg Burns
  • Mrs Nancy Butler
  • Mrs Clare Carlson & Mr Richard Carlson
  • Mrs Ellen Chow
  • Mrs Caroline Clemente & Mr Robert Clemente
  • Mrs Wendy Comley
  • Mr John Curtin and Mrs Mary Curtin
  • Ms Emma Cutting’s Piano Studio
  • Mr Peter Doughty
  • Mrs Isabel Edgoose & Mr Graeme Edgoose
  • Mr John Gaidzkar & Mrs Norma Gaidzkar
  • Mrs Ethel Goldin
  • Sir James Gobbo AC CVO and Lady Shirley Gobbo
  • Miss Nance Grant AM MBE
  • Mr John Haddad AO & Mrs Agita Haddad
  • Mrs Nereda Hanlon & Mr Michael Hanlon AM
  • Mrs Paula Hanksy OAM
  • Mrs Fella Harbig
  • Mr John Harrison CBE AM & Mrs Susan Harrison
  • Ms Carol Hay
  • Mr Graeme Hayes & Mrs Karen Hayes
  • Ms Dana Hlavacek & Mr Stephen Creese
  • Mrs Elouise Holmes
  • Ms Joanna Horgan
  • Mrs Gillian Hund
  • Ms Helen Jackson
  • Mrs Angela Kayser
  • Mrs Irene Kearsey & Mr Michael Ridley
  • Dr Judith Kinnear
  • Mr Ken Klooger & Mrs Carol Klooger
  • Mrs Janet Leckie
  • Mr Bruce Livett
  • Ms Elizabeth H Loftus
  • Ms Susanna Mason
  • Mr Ian McKellar & Mrs Margaret McKellar
  • Mrs Margot Melzak
  • Ms Dannii Minogue
  • Mrs Marie Morton
  • Mr Jack Moshakis & Ms Gill Tasker
  • Mr Trevor Moy
  • Mrs Fairlie Nassau
  • Ms Kathleen Ooi
  • Mrs Sally Redlich
  • Ms Sarah Louise Ricketts & Family
  • Mr David Robinson
  • Mr Robert Rofe AM & Mrs Joan Rofe
  • Mr Fergus Ryan AO & Mrs Judy Ryan
  • Mr Graham Ryles OAM KSJ & Mrs Judith Ryles OAM
  • Mr Ian Baker & Professor Cheryl Saunders
  • Mrs Rae Saxton
  • Dr Paul Moore Schneider
  • Ms Joy Selby Smith
  • Lady Southey AC
  • Ms Vanessa Stanton & Ms Layla Stanton
  • Mrs Judith Theobald
  • Mr Allan Thorne
  • Dr Barbara Van Ernst
  • Ms Pera Wells
  • Mrs Angela Wood & Mrs Andrew Wood
  • W.B. Zichy-Woinarski Q.C. and A. Dickschen
  • Anonymous (15)

Legacy Angels

Those who have made the inspirational commitment of recognising Arts Centre Melbourne in their will.

  • Ms Elizabeth Alexandra
  • Miss Jenny Anderson
  • Mr Chris Begg & Mrs Patricia Begg OAM
  • Mr Tony Berry
  • Mrs Jenny Brukner & the late Mr John Brukner
  • Mr Ken Bullen
  • Ms Lyndsey Burton
  • Mr Douglas Butler
  • Ms Peggy Cole
  • Mr Ron Dobell & Mrs Margaret Dobell
  • Mrs Isabel Edgoose & Mr Graeme Edgoose
  • The Hon Alan Egan JP
  • Mr Richard Farrar
  • Ms Wilma Farrow
  • Ms Nola Finn
  • Mr Barrie Follows AM JP & Mrs Gail Follows
  • Ms Rosemary Forbes & Mr Ian Hocking
  • Mr Max Frost & Mrs Glenda Frost
  • Mr Peter Game & Mrs Betty Game
  • Ms Diane Gardiner
  • Mr Peter Gassenheimer
  • Mr Andrew Gemmell
  • Mrs Mia Hall
  • Ms Gabriella Havlin
  • Ms Carol Hay
  • Mr Richard Heathcote
  • Ms Denise Hughes
  • Mr Max Johnston & Mr Owen White
  • Dr Richard King AM & Mrs Andrea King
  • Mr Barry Kitcher
  • Ms Jane Kunstler
  • Mr Hugo Leschen
  • Mr Ieuan Mapperson & Mrs Kathy Mapperson
  • Ms Barbara Margetts
  • Ms Caroline Molesworth
  • Mr Andrew Moon
  • Mr Jack Moshakis & Ms Gill Tasker
  • Mr Luke Nestorowicz
  • Mr Robert Nixey
  • Mr James Ostroburski & Mr Leo Ostroburski
  • Mr Kenneth Park
  • Ms Lyn Payne
  • Prof Graham Peirson & Mrs Chris Peirson
  • Mr David Pisterman & Mrs Cheryl Pisterman
  • Mrs Noelle Robb
  • Ms Lynne Robertson
  • Ms Anne Roussac-Hoyne & Mr Neil Roussac
  • Mr Graham Ryles OAM KSJ & Mrs Judith Ryles OAM
  • Mr Maurice Scott
  • Mr John Short
  • Mr John Stanistreet
  • Mrs Val Stirling
  • Mr Graeme Studd
  • Mrs Pamela Swansson
  • Ms Margot Vaughan & Ms Bernadette Nicholls
  • Ms Judy Watt
  • Mr Ian Watts
  • Mrs Dinah Whitaker
  • Mr Benjamin McKenzie White
  • Mrs Pamela Wilson
  • Anonymous (11)

Bequests Received

  • Mr Maxwell Carroll & Mrs Merle Carroll
  • The Estate of the late Kenneth Baillieu Myer AC, DSC
  • The Estate of Mr Donald Matthews

Asia TOPA Supporters

Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

  • Sidney Myer Fund
  • Creative Victoria
  • Australian Government

Donors

  • Mr Warwick Bray & Mrs Lida Bray
  • Mr Michael Kantor
  • Ms Snowe Li
  • Ms Flavia Gobbo & Mr James MacKenzie
  • Mr Baillieu Myer AC & Mrs Sarah Myer
  • Mr Andrew Myer and family to honour his godmother Neilma Ganter
  • Mr Allan J Myers AC, QC & Mrs Maria Myers AC
  • Ms Mary Read
  • Ms Claire Spencer & Mr Andrew Spencer
  • Mr Kim Williams AM
  • Mr Jason Yeap OAM & Mrs Min Lee Wong

Trusts and Foundations

  • Gordon Darling Foundation
  • Keir Foundation
  • Playking Foundation
  • The Japan Foundation

Government

  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • City of Melbourne
  • Creative Victoria
  • Department of Communications and the Arts
  • Study Melbourne
  • Wonderful Indonesia – Indonesian Ministry of Tourism
  • Centre Stage Korea
  • National Arts Council Singapore
  • Department Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australia-ASEAN Council
  • Department Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program
  • Department Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australia-Indonesia Institute
  • Department Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australia-Japan Foundation
  • Provincial Government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta
  • The Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China

Arts Wellbeing Collective Supporters

Donors

  • Ms Kendra Reid
  • Marriner Group
  • Anonymous (1)

Government

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • WorkSafe Victoria
  • VicHealth

Trusts and Foundations

  • Harold Mitchell Foundation
  • William Buckland Foundation

Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time Supporters

Individual Supporters

  • The late Miss Betty Amsden AO, DSJ
  • Ms Ann Marsh
  • Mrs Linda Herd
  • Mr Clark Kirby & Mrs Sara Kirby
  • Ms Claire Spencer & Mr Andrew Spencer
  • Ms Ricci Swart
  • Mrs Mary-Paula Williamson and Mr Rob Williamson
  • Anonymous (1)

Trusts and Foundations

  • AndyInc Foundation
  • Bokhara Foundation Pty Ltd
  • Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation
  • Hugh Williamson Foundation
  • Malcolm Robertson Foundation
  • Merrin Foundation
  • William Buckland Foundation

Arts Centre Melbourne Directed Gifts

Gifts of $10,000 or more

  • The late Miss Betty Amsden AO, DSJ – Betty Amsden Participation Program
  • Mr John Bates & Mrs Lorraine Bates – Take Over!
  • Mr Harry Boon & Mrs Virginia Boon – Performing Arts Collection
  • Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty, the late Mr Harold Campbell-Pretty & the Campbell-Pretty Family – Family Schools Access Program
  • Mrs Debbie Dadon AM – Dig Deep
  • Mrs Linda Herd – New Work Commission & Who's Afraid of the Working Class?
  • Dr Judith Kinnear – New Work Commission
  • Ms Jane Kunstler – Technical Traineeship Program
  • Mrs Jennifer Leaper & Dr John Leaper – Families Program Foyer Activations & New Work Commission
  • Ms Monica Lim & Mr Konfir Kabo – Supersense & Take Over!
  • Mr Frank van Straten OAM and Mr Adrian Turley – Performing Arts Collection
  • Professor Kenneth Thomson & Mrs Barbara Thomson – New Work Commission
  • Dr Michael Troy – New Work Commission

Trusts and Foundations

  • Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Charitable Trust
  • Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Trust
  • Helen MacPherson Smith Trust
  • John Truscott Design Foundation Inc
  • Hugh D T Williamson Foundation

Contact details

There are many ways you can support Arts Centre Melbourne. To discuss becoming part of our Arts Angels Annual Giving program, please contact Richard Zimmermann, Executive Director Philanthropy on (03) 9281 9546 or email Richard.Zimmermann@artscentremelbourne.com.au