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 AO
Andrew Cameron AM & Cathy Cameron
David Gonski AC
Fee & David Hancock
Anita Jacoby AM
John Kaldor AO & Naomi Milgrom AO
Alison Kitchen
Matthew & Veronica Latham
Ian Learmonth & Julia Pincus
Helen Lynch AM & Helen Bauer
Nelson Meers AO & Carole Meers
Sam Meers AO
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:


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***


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)


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


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



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*
Anthony Whelan

* 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*
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


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


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*


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
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
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.


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


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


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


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
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.


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.


Ross Littlewood & Alexandra Curtin*
Anonymous (1)


Lou-Anne Folder


Robert Burns
Raymond McDonald
Leslie Stern
Anonymous (4)


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)



Like many arts organisations, Belvoir has faced challenging situations over the years, but nothing like this.

We have been overwhelmed by your messages of support, and your generosity, while our theatre doors have been closed.

To our old friends and new, thank you.  Your commitment has sustained us during the shutdown, allowed artists to work, and encouraged us to continue to develop new stories.

Todd Abbott
Annette Adair
Michael Adena & Joanne Daly
Priscilla Adey
Patty Akopiantz & Justin Punch
Antoinette Albert
Stephen & Sophie Allen
Gil Appleton
Neil Armfield AO
Dr Gayle Avery
Paul Bailey
Suzanne Baker
Balnaves Foundation
Dr Nick Bampos
Susie Bardwell
Graham & Heloise Barr
Bruce & Lindsey Baudinet
Claire Baxter
Susan Bear
Margaret Beazley
Luca Anita Belgiorno-Nettis Foundation
Alice Bell
Nathan & Yael Bennett
Anthony Benscher
Jill & Richard Berry
Judy & Keith Binns
Phil & Beverley Birnbaum
Bitcon McClellan Fund
Alberto Bizcarra & Ngarita Bishop
Allen & Julie Blewitt
Toby Blome
Mary Bolt & Bill Hawker
Kerrie & Tom Boogert
Ellen Borda
Angela Bowne SC
Dr Bec Bowring & Dr Darren Little
Cheryl Brennan
Catherine & Philip Brenner
David Bridger
Anne Bromley
Rob Brookman
Kylie Brown
SienaDune Buchanan
Michael Burfield
Annabelle Burley
Jan Burnswoods
Margaret Butler
Jane Buttsworth
Jason Byrne
Alan Cameron AO
Andrew Cameron AO & Cathy Cameron
Fiona Cameron
Brad & Jayne Campbell
Margaret S. Capon
Fiona Carroll
J. Anthony Carroll
Elizabeth Caruana
John Caspersonn
John Chalmers
Dan & Emma Chesterman
Colleen & Michael Chesterman
Louise Christie
Tracey Clancy & Drew Tait
Milton & Pamela Cohen
Margaret Cole
Ken & Judith Coleman
Bernard Coles
Marilyn Connelly
Darren Cook
Dr Peter J. Cooper
Sally Cousens
Annabel Crabb & Jeremy Storer
Dr Janet Cridland
David Critchley
Donald C. Crombie
Joanne Dalton
Michael & Suzanne Daniel
Michael F. Daniel
Joanna Davidson & Julian Leeser
Susanne De Ferranti
Bronwyn & Bradley Deacon
Ian Dickson
Doc Ross Family Foundation
Sue Donnelly
Robyn Durie
Chris Elliott & Jenny Blackwell
Jennifer Elliott
Wesley Enoch AM
Bob & Chris Ernst
Libby & John Fairfax
Dr Patricia Fanning
Michael Farrell
Gillian Fenton
Sandra Ferman
Eamon Flack
Lou-anne Folder
Robyn Fortescue
Nicky Fraser
Wendy Fraser
Valmae Freilich
Lee French
Maureen Frilingos
John Gaden
Lindsay Gamble
Gandevia Foundation
Peter Garling
Frances & Tom Garrick
Dr Ronald Lee Gaudreau
Bronwen Geering
Geoffrey & Patricia Gemmell
Belinda Gibson
Kathleen & Danny Gilbert
Cary & Rob Gillespie
Robyn Godlee & Tony Maxwell
Verity Goitein
Sharon Goldschmidt
Lara Goodridge
Catherine Gordon
Jill & Richard Gordon
Louise Gough
Jocelyn Goyen
Stephen Grant
Peter Gray & Helen Thwaites
Brad Griffiths
Peter Grimison
Rachel Grindlay
Kathryn & David Groves
Priscilla Guest
Sophie Guest
David Haertsch
Regina Haertsch
Alisa Halkyard
Lisa Hamilton & Rob White
Louise Hamshere
Julie Hannaford
Antonia Haralambis
James Harding
Tom Hatfield & Phillip Black
Margaret Hawkins
Annie Heath
Linda Herd
Libby Higgin & Gae Anderson
Paul Hobbs & Melissa McGregor
Dorothy Hoddinott AO
Michael Hodge
Victoria Holthouse
Lilian Horler
Sacha Horler
Clyth & Paul Hoult
Eric Hudson
Elizabeth Hurst
Susan Hyde & Clifford Gerhart
Kevin & Rosemarie Jeffers-Palmer
Philippa Johnson
Dr Judith Johnston
Margaret Johnston
Miroslava Joksovic
David Jonas
Ingrid Kaiser
Doris Kerner
Alex Kibble
Debra Kilby
Alison Kitchen
Margot Kneebone
Benjamin Law
Ruth Layton
Lazberger Family Fund
Richard & Linda Laznik
Antoinette Le Marchant
Lorraine & Philip Levy
John Lewis
Sandra Lim & Phillip Arnold
Perpetual Limited
Dr Ruby Lin
Cheryl L
Amanda Logan
Linda Lorenza
Robin Love
Anne Loveridge
Robin Low
Malcolm Lycett
Helen Lynch AM & Helen Bauer
Louise Macaulay & Ingmar Taylor
Marian Macgowan
Frank Macindoe
Paul Maddock
Maria Manning & Henry Maas
Chris Matthies
John May
Patrick Mcardle & Denise Ryan
Ruth McColl
Patricia McEniery
Phillipa Mcguinness
Jenny McInerney
Paula Mclean
Ross McLean
Marilyn Mcmurchie
Fiona & Andrew McWhinnie
Bruce Meagher & Greg Waters
Ann & Jacqui Mercer
Ann Mercer
Keith Miller
David & Barbara Millons
Jo Millyard
Mary & George Miltenyi
Louise Mitchell & Peter Pether
Raman Mondraty
Prof Elizabeth More AM
Catherine Mullane & Ian Lovett
Fiona Murray
Cynthia Nadai
Neilson Foundation
John Nethercote
Dr David Nguyen
Ross & Louise Nicholas
Clare Nickels
Alison Nilson
Patricia Novikoff
Naomi O’Brien
Annette Olle
Oranges & Sardine Foundation
Alicia Parker
Don & Leslie Parsonage
Timothy & Eva Pascoe
Geoff & Judith Patterson
Ian Payne
Craig Pearce
Angela Pearman
Kerrie E. Pearson
Greg Peirce
Christina Pender
Rebel Penfold-Russell
Elizabeth Pfahl
Dr Bill Phillips
Nicole Philps
Ralph Pliner
Brian & Jane Pollard
Rod Powell & Mark Sheldon
Frances Prell
Rachel Emma Ferguson Foundation
Greeba Pritchard
David & Jill Pumphrey
Mary Quinion
Lynn Ralph
Elizabeth & Philip Ramsden
Steve & Belinda Rankine
Richard, Heather & Rachel Rasker
Alex Oonagh Redmond
Richard Refshauge SC
Simon Rice and Elizabeth Grinston
Dr Clare Richmond
Kerri Richmond
Jonquil Ritter & John Mathieson
Hannah Roache & Luke Turner
The Roberts Pike Foundation
Dr Frank Robertson
Colleen & Lawrence Roche
Rebecca Rocheford-Davies
Andrew & Lesley Rosenberg
Kim Rosser
Matthew Rossi
Stanley Roth
David Round
Pamela Rutledge
Bruce Saint
Denise Salvestro
Leigh Sanderson
Anne & Amy
Prof Julianne Schultz AM
Kerry Schweigert & Sally Evans
Penelope Seidler
Bill J. Shannon
Claire Armstrong & John Sharpe
Sherry-Hogan Foundation
Peter Shorthouse
Nawal Silfani
Jann Skinner
The Sky Foundation
Merilyn Sleigh & Raoul de Ferranti
Jennifer Smith
Melinda J. Smith
Roderick Smythe
Chris & Beatrice Sochan
Dr Titia Sprague
Geoff Starr
Paul Stein AMQC
Claudia Stephens
Katrina Strickland
Kerry Stubbs
Miller Cohen fund
Janette Sullivan
Anna Szanto
Deborah Tamplin & Greg Rosman
Rob Thomas AO
Stuart Thomas
Bronwyn Thompson
Mike Thompson
Rachel Thompson
Judy Thomson
Sue Thomson
Louise Thurgood
Thyne Reid Foundation
Gayle Tollifson & Mark Prior
Alan Toohey & Ross Steele
Isla Tooth
Daniela Torsh
Judith Tribe
Brenda Tronson
Johanna Turner
Ross & Suzanne Tzannes
Jane Uebergang
Kristin Utz
Mary Vallentine AO
Dr Jamie Vandenberg
Kay Vernon & Toni Robertson
Christopher Vik
Antony Waddington
The Wales Family Foundation
Walking Up The Hill
Francis Walsh
Kerrie Walters
Sarah Walters
Tasma Walton
Mark Warburton
Louisa Ward
Penny Ward
Jennifer Watson
Prof Elizabeth Webby
Stephanie Lee
Michael Wheeler
Michael Whiley
Annabel White
Kathy White
Dr Rosemary White
Sarah White OAM
Julie Whitfield
Deborah Whitmont
Electra Wiggs
Bruce Wigley
Shemara Wikramanayake
Christina Wilcox
Janice H. Wilkinson
Ann Williams
Karen Williams
Kim Williams AM & Catherine Dovey
Rosie Williams & John Grill
Cathy Williamson
Sara Wilson & Michael Parsons
Penny Win
Kate Wood
Christine Woodrow
Pat Woolley
Patricia Wright
Alexa Wyatt
Ann Young
Lynne Young
Miriam Zanker
Julia Zemiro