Celebrate Our Donors

The impact of Belvoir’s work is special, it happens in many ways, on stage and off. Belvoir gratefully acknowledges our visionary donors who share our ambition and support our work – thank you.

Chair’s Circle

Visionary donors for one iconic Belvoir production each year:

$10,000+

Patty Akopiantz & Justin Punch
Robert & Libby Albert
Sophie & Stephen Allen
The Balnaves Foundation
Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM & Michelle Belgiorno-Nettis
Jessica Block
Catherine & Philip Brenner
Anne Britton
Jillian Broadbent AC
Andrew Cameron AM & Cathy Cameron
David Gonski AC & Associate Professor Orli Wargon OAM
Fee & David Hancock
Sarah Henry & Charlotte Peterswald
Anita Jacoby AM
John Kaldor AO & Naomi Milgrom AO
Alison Kitchen
Knights Family Jabula Foundation
Matthew & Veronica Latham
Ian Learmonth & Julia Pincus
Helen Lynch AM & Helen Bauer
Nelson Meers AO & Carole Meers
Sam Meers AO
Catriona Mordant AM & Simon Mordant AM
Kerr Neilson
Stuart and Kate O’Brien
Cathie & Paul Oppenheim
Dan & Jackie Phillips
Susanna & Matthew Press
Andrew Price
Andrew & Andrea Roberts
Sherry-Hogan Foundation
Rob Thomas AO
Mark & Jacqueline Warburton
Weir Anderson Foundation
The Wiggs Foundation
Kim Williams AM & Catherine Dovey
Rosie Williams & John Grill
Peter Wilson & James Emmett
Cathy Yuncken

Creative Development Fund

Contributors make a significant financial investment in Belvoir’s creative development:

$20,000+

Patty Akopiantz & Justin Punch
Andrew Cameron AM & Cathy Cameron***
Marion Heathcote & Brian Burfitt**
Anita Jacoby AM*
Ingrid Kaiser
Robert Thomas AO
Kim Williams AM & Catherine Dovey***

$10,000–19,999

Sophie & Stephen Allen
Anne Britton**
The Horizon Foundation
Helen Lynch AM & Helen Bauer**
John Pickhaver
Sherry-Hogan Foundation*
Shemara Wikramanayake & Ed Gilmartin
Cathy Yuncken**
Anonymous (1)

$5,000–9,999

Sharon & Hartley Cook**
Sue Donnelly**
Eamon Flack
Bill Hawker
Victoria Taylor***
The Wales Family Foundation
Weir Anderson Foundation

$2,000–4,999

Justin Butterworth
Janet & Trefor Clayton*
Michael Coleman**
Darin Cooper Foundation
Victoria Holthouse**
Ruveni & Craig Kelleher
Penelope Seidler AM
Bruce McWilliam

$500–1,999

Jane Bridge & Michael Lambert
Colleen & Michael Chesterman**
Richard Evans
Sandra Ferman
Alisa Halkyard
Linda Herd
Cheryl L*
Stuart McCreery
David & Jill Pumphrey
Steve & Belinda Rankine**
Richard, Heather
& Rachel Rasker***
Jonquil Ritter
Professor Elizabeth Webby AM*

* 5+ years of giving ** 10+ years
of giving *** 15+ years of giving
List correct at time of printing.

B Keepers

Our B Keepers play a vital role within the company. B Keepers are a unique group of individuals whose financial support, often over many years, is a reflection of their passion for and commitment to Belvoir. Income received from B Keepers underpins all of our activities.

$5,000+

Claire Armstrong & John Sharpe***
Ellen Borda*
Jan Burnswoods***
Louise Christie**
Bernard Coles QC
Constructability Recruitment
Bob & Chris Ernst**
Marion Heathcote & Brian Burfitt**
Bruce Meagher & Greg Waters*
Don & Leslie Parsonage**
Jann Skinner**
Merilyn Sleigh & Raoul de Ferranti

$3,000–4,999

Michael & Suzanne Daniel**
Tom Dent
Firehold Pty.Ltd.**
Cary & Rob Gillespie*
Libby Higgin*
Colleen Kane**
Peter & Jan Shuttleworth**
Judy Thomson**
Anonymous (1)

$2,000–2,999

Antoinette Albert**
Gae Anderson
Max Bonnell***
Anne Britton**
Chris Brown*
Jan Chapman AO & Stephen O’Rourke***
Danny & Kathleen Gilbert**
Sophie Guest**
John Head**
David Haertsch***
HLA Management
Ken & Lilian Horler
Maria Manning & Henry Maas
Professor Elizabeth More AM**
Dr David Nguyen**
Timothy & Eva Pascoe***
Angela Pearman
Michael Rose*
Lesley & Andrew Rosenberg*
Ann Sherry AO*

$1,000–1,999

Gil Appleton**
Peter & Cherry Best
Allen & Julie Blewitt
Robert Burns
Jane Christensen*
Sarah & Braith Gilchrist
Verity Goitein
David & Kathryn Groves**
Priscilla Guest*
Lisa Hamilton & Rob White*
Wendy & Andrew Hamlin***
Kevin & Rosemarie Jeffers-Palmer ***
A. Le Marchant***
Stephanie Lee***
Michael Lynch
Genie Melone
Keith Miller
Cajetan Mula (Honorary Member)
Kylie Nomchong SC
Jacqueline & Michael Palmer
Jacq Parkes and Peter Talbot
Richard, Heather & Rachel Rasker***
Alex Oonagh Redmond**
David Round
Elfriede Sangkuhl*
Jennifer Smith***
Chris & Bea Sochan**
Camilla & Andrew Strang
Sue Thomson**
Richard Willis
Paul & Jennifer Winch***

* 5+ years of giving ** 10+ years
of giving *** 15+ years of giving
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The Group

The Group is a collective of like-minded women who are dedicated to supporting the great old craft of storytelling on stage.

$4,000

Patty Akopiantz
Sophie Allen
Catherine Brenner
Jillian Broadbent AC
Margaret Butler
Sally Cousens
Lisa Droga
Robin Low
Sam Meers AO
Sarah Meers
Naomi O’Brien
Jacqui Parshall
Rebel Penfold-Russell
The Phillips Family
Cathy Yuncken

Education Donors

Provide opportunities for young people throughout NSW to access our work.

$10,000+

Paul & Valeria Ainsworth
Patty Akopiantz & Justin Punch
Anita Luca Belgiorno-Nettis Foundation
John Fairfax AO
Kimberly & Angus Holden
Susie Kelly
Ian Learmonth & Julia Pincus*
Sam Meers AO
Stuart & Kate O’Brien
Rob Thomas AO
Rosie Williams & John Grill

$5,000–9,999

Catherine & Philip Brenner
Louise Mitchell
& Peter Pether
David & Jill Pumphrey

$2,000–4,999

Karine & Simon Buchen
Estate of the late Angelo Comino
Hugh Dillon
Kiera Grant & Mark Tallis
Julie Hannaford*
Patricia Novikoff**
The Wiggs Foundation

$500–1,999

AB*
Colin Adams
Sophie & Stephen Allen
Yasmin & Nicholas Allen
Ian Barnett*
Victor Baskir*
Maxine Brenner,
Judy Binns
Noor Blumer
Anne Britton**
Kim & Gil Burton
Kathryn & Craig Carroll
Este Darin-Cooper & Chris Burgess*
Sue Donnelly
Ian Enright & Linda Quatermass
Anton Enus
Veronica Espaliat & Ross Youngman
Roger Feletto
Sandra Ferman
Joanna Fisher
Valmae Freilich
Geoffrey & Patricia
Gemmell*
John Gidney
Priscilla Guest*
Diana & Richard Herring
Elaine Hiley
Sue Hyde*
David Jonas & Desmon Du Plessis*
A Juchau
Ruth Layton
Ann Loveridge
Christine & Diane Malcolm
Christopher Matthies*
Peter Mitchell
Irene Miller
Cynthia Mitchell & Elizabeth Harry
Naomi O’Brien
Oranges & Sardines Foundation
Elizabeth Pakchung
Alicia Parker
The Phillips Family
Nicole Philps
Richard, Heather & Rachel Rasker*
Joanna Savill & Giuliano Dambelli
Julianne Schultz
Peter & Janet Shuttleworth*
Roderick Smyth
Chris & Bea Sochan**
Rob & Rae Spence
Alice Spizzo
Titia Sprague*
Polly Staniford & Luke Seager
Geoffrey Starr
Steiner Family
Cheri Stevenson
John Studholme & Jill Herberte
Daniela Torsh*
Sarah Walters*
Michael West & Allison Haworth
Anonymous (12)

* 5+ years of giving ** 10+ years
of giving *** 15+ years of giving
List correct at time of printing.

The Hive

A collective of like-minded, young philanthropists supporting Belvoir’s creativity.

$2,500

Elizabeth Allen
Justin Butterworth
Dan & Emma Chesterman
Julian Leeser MP
& Joanna Davidson
Hannah Roache
& Luke Turner
Simone & Chris Smith

General Donors

Provide valuable support to the projects most in need throughout the year.

$10,000+

Ross Littlewood & Alexandra Curtin*
Anonymous (1)

$5,000–9,999

Lou-Anne Folder

$2,000–4,999

Robert Burns
Raymond McDonald
Leslie Stern
Anonymous (4)

$500–1,999

Annette Adair*
Colin Adams
Richard Adams
Victor Baskir*
Baiba Berzins*
Christine Bishop
Maxine Brenner
David Buckley
Darren Cook
Tim & Bryony Cox**
Merran Dawson
Carol & Nicholas Dettmann
Jane Diamond*
Belinda Gibson
Peter Gray &
Helen Thwaites**
Chris & Gina Grubb
Dorothy Hoddinott AO**
Belinda Hutchinson AM
Mira Joksovic Vanovac
Robert Kidd
Elizabeth Laverty
Dr Linda Lorenza
Anne Loveridge
Irene Miller
David Millons
Catherine Mullane & Ian Lovett
Nola Nettheim
Judy & Geoff Patterson*
Christina Pender
Leigh Rae Sanderson
Eileen Slarke & Family***
Chris & Bea Sochan**
Geoffrey Starr
Paul Stein AMQC
Mike Thompson*
Helen Trinca
Suzanne & Ross Tzannes AM*
Louise & Steve Verrier
Chris Vik & Chelsea Albert
Bruce McWilliam
Weir Anderson Foundation
Annie Williams
Brian & Trish Wright
Anonymous (10)

* 5+ years of giving ** 10+ years
of giving *** 15+ years of giving
List correct at time of printing.

Belvoir is very grateful to accept all donations. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Please note: this list is updated regularly.  

Life Members & Special Thanks

Our Life Members
All have made outstanding contributions to Belvoir over more than thirty years. They have changed the course of the company and are now ingrained in its fabric

Neil Armfield AO, Neil Balnaves AO, Andrew Cameron AM, David Gonski AC, Rachel Healy, Louise Herron AM, Sue Hill, Geoffrey Rush AC, Associate Professor Orli Wargon OAM and Chris Westwood.

Special thanks
We would like to acknowledge Cajetan Mula, Len Armfield, Geoffrey Scharer and Jann Kohlman. They will always be remembered for their generosity to Belvoir.

These people and foundations supported the redevelopment of Belvoir Street Theatre and purchase of our warehouse.
Andrew & Cathy Cameron (refurbishment of theatre & warehouse)
Russell Crowe (redevelopment of theatre)
The Gonski Foundation & The Nelson Meers Foundation (Gonski Meers Foyer)
Andrew & Wendy Hamlin (Executive Director’s office)
Hal Herron (The Hal Bar)
Geoffrey Rush (redevelopment of theatre)
Fred Street AM (Upstairs Dressing Room)