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:


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
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
Electra & Peter Wiggs
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:


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Patty Akopiantz & Justin Punch Sophie & Stephen Allen
Max Bonnell***
Anne Britton**
Andrew Cameron AM
& Cathy Cameron***
Jane & Andrew Clifford
The Horizon Foundation
Anita Jacoby AM*
Ingrid Kaiser
Helen Lynch AM & Helen Bauer**
John Pickhaver
Cecilia Ritchie
Sherry-Hogan Foundation*
Victoria Taylor***
Robert Thomas AO
Shemara Wikramanayake &
Ed Gilmartin
Kim Williams AM &
Catherine Dovey***
Peter Wilson & James Emmett*
Cathy Yuncken*

$5,000 – $9,999

Merhdad & Roya Baghai
Jill & Richard Berry*
Hartley Cook**
Sue Donnelly
Bob & Chris Ernst**
Eamon Flack
The Hand up Foundation
Bill Hawker
Don & Leslie Parsonage**

$2,000 – $4,999

Justin Butterworth
Janet & Trefor Clayton*
Michael Coleman**
Victoria Holthouse**
Ruveni & Craig Kelleher
Lisa O’Brien
Penelope Seidler AM

$500 – $1,999

Colleen & Michael Chesterman**
Sandra Ferman
Lisa George
Knight Family Jabula Foundation
Stuart McCreery
Steve & Belinda Rankine**
Richard, Heather
& Rachel Rasker***
Sally & Jonathan Rourke
Lisa Hamilton & Rob White*

* 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.


Claire Armstrong & John Sharpe***
Ellen Borda*
Louise Christie**
Margaret & Bernard Coles
Constructability Recruitment
Bob & Chris Ernst**
Marion Heathcote & Brian Burfitt**
Bruce Meagher & Greg Waters*
Don & Leslie Parsonage**
Greg & Chantal Roger***
Jann Skinner**

$3,000 – $4,999

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Chris Brown*
Jan Burnswoods***
Michael & Suzanne Daniel**
Tom Dent
Firehold Pty.Ltd.**
Michael Hobbs OAM**
Colleen Kane**
Jennifer Ledgar & Bob Lim***
Peter & Jan Shuttleworth**
Merilyn Sleigh & Raoul de Ferranti*
Judy Thomson**

$2,000 – $2,999

Antoinette Albert**
Gae Anderson
Max Bonnell***
Danny & Kathleen Gilbert**
Cary & Rob Gillespie*
Sophie Guest**
David Haertsch***
Libby Higgin*
Ken & Lilian Horler
Maria Manning & Henry Maas
Professor Elizabeth More AM**
Dr David Nguyen**
Timothy & Eva Pascoe***
Angela Pearman
Michael Rose*
Lesley & Andrew

$1,000 – $1,999

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Gil Appleton
Allen & Julie Blewitt
Robert Burns
Mary Jo & Lloyd Capps***
Jan Chapman AO &
Stephen O’Rourke***
Jane Christensen*
Annabel Crabb & Jeremy Storer*
David & Kathryn Groves**
Lisa Hamilton & Rob White*
Wendy & Andrew Hamlin***
Judge Joe Harman
Kevin & Rosemarie Jeffers-Palmer ***
Margaret Johnston***
A. Le Marchant***
Stephanie Lee***
Ross McLean & Fiona Beith*
Genie Melone
Cajetan Mula (Honorary Member)
Kylie Nomchong SC
Jacqueline & Michael Palmer
Greeba Pritchard*
Richard, Heather & Rachel Rasker***
Alex Oonagh Redmond**
David Round
Elfriede Sangkuhl*
Jennifer Smith***
Chris & Bea Sochan**
Camilla & Andrew Strang
Sue Thomson**
Lynne Watkins & Nicolas Harding*
Richard Willis
Paul & Jennifer Winch***

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

The Group

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


Patty Akopiantz
Sophie Allen
Catherine Brenner
Jillian Broadbent AC
Margaret Butler
Sally Cousens
Kate Donnelly
Holly Kramer
Robin Low
Sam Meers AO
Sarah Meers
Naomi O’Brien
The Phillips Family
Cecilia Ritchie
Katriina Tahka
Cathy Yuncken

Education Donors

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


Doc Ross Family Foundation
Kimberly & Angus Holden
Susie Kelly
Ian Learmonth & Julia Pincus*
Sam Meers AO
Stuart & Kate O’Brien

$5,000 – $9,999

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Patty Akopiantz & Justin Punch
Louise Mitchell & Peter Pether
David & Jill Pumphrey
Rob Thomas AO

$2,000 – $4,999

Estate of the late Angelo Comino
John B Fairfax AO
Kiera Grant & Mark Tallis
Julie Hannaford*

$500- $1,999

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Ian Barnett*
Sabina Donnelley
Drama NSW
Sandra Ferman
Valmae Freilich
Geoffrey & Patricia Gemmell*
Judge Joe Harman
Bill Hawker
Dorothy Hoddinott AO**
Sue Hyde*
David Jonas & Desmon Du Plessis*
A Juchau
Ruth Layton
Jennifer Ledgar & Bob Lim***
Christopher Matthies*
Cynthia Mitchell & Elizabeth Harry
Patricia Novikoff**
John Peluso
Nicole Philps
Richard, Heather & Rachel Rasker*
Julianne Schultz
Margie Seale
Peter & Janet Shuttleworth*
Chris & Bea Sochan**
Titia Sprague*
Cheri Stevenson
Sarah Walters*

* 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.


Elizabeth Allen
Aaron Beach & Deborah Brown
Justin Butterworth
Dan & Emma Chesterman
Este Darin-Cooper & Chris Burgess
Julian Leeser MP & Joanna Davidson
Hannah Roache & Luke Turner
Matthew Rossi
Chris Smith
Peter Wilson & James Emmett*

General Donors

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


Anonymous (1)
Ross Littlewood & Alexandra Curtin*

$5,000 – $9,999

Lou-Anne Folder

$2,000 – $4,999

Anonymous (4)
Robert Burns
Raymond McDonald

$500 – $1,999

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Annette Adair*
Colin Adams
Victor Baskir*
Baiba Berzins*
Maxine Brenner
Kim & Gil Burton
Darren Cook
Tim & Bryony Cox**
Carol & Nicholas Dettmann
Jane Diamond*
Emma Domoney
Anton Enus
Gillian Fenton
Tim Gerrard
Peter Gray & Helen Thwaites**
Priscilla Guest*
Jill Hawker
Linda Herd
Elaine Hiley
Dorothy Hoddinott AO**
Robert Kidd
Cheryl L*
Anne Loveridge
Peter Mitchell
Patricia Novikoff**
Judy & Geoff Patterson*
Christina Pender
Leigh Rae Sanderson
Rachel Scanlon
Eileen Slarke & Family***
Chris & Bea Sochan**
Geoffrey Starr
Paul Stein AMQC
Leslie Stern
Mike Thompson*
Suzanne & Ross Tzannes AM*
Louise & Steve Verrier
Chris Vik & Chelsea Albert
Louisa Ward
Lynne Watkins
& Nicholas Harding*
Professor Elizabeth Webby AM*
Brian & Trish Wright

* 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)