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MTC Legacy Circle Launch

In November 2016, Jane Hansen, Foundation Board Chair and Brett Sheehy, Artistic Director, officially launched Melbourne Theatre Company’s Legacy Circle.

The MTC Legacy Circle has been formed to recognise donors who plan to support MTC by including a gift in their will.

MTC’s long-term donors and subscribers joined us for afternoon tea at The Langham, Melbourne to celebrate the launch and to learn about the lasting difference a legacy gift to MTC can make to the Company’s future.

Supporters who make this inspirational gesture will be invited to attend exclusive behind the scenes events and become a close part of the MTC family. Most importantly, the Legacy Circle allows MTC to thank those who include a gift in their will for their generosity during their lifetime.

At this special event, Jannie Brown spoke on behalf of her late sister Christine, whose generous legacy gift will ensure that her love of theatre will live on through the Company. Christine was a loyal subscriber of MTC with her sister for many years. Her passion and interest in the development of new Australian works for the stage led her to make the visionary gesture of remembering MTC in her will. We extend our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to Christine for entrusting MTC with her important and impactful legacy.

We were also thrilled that Miss Betty Amsden AO, one of Victoria’s most treasured philanthropists, joined Jane Hansen on stage to help us launch the program, share her experience and offer her support for this very special way of contributing to the future of the arts.

If you plan to support MTC by leaving a legacy gift, please let us know so we can invite you to join our Legacy Circle. Your legacy will protect and nurture the crucial work of the Company and has the potential to positively impact the creative and cultural landscape of our great city for the benefit of future generations.

We understand the decision to include a gift in your will is a very personal one; if you are considering leaving a legacy gift to MTC, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss ideas to ensure that your passion for theatre lives on at MTC.

To request a copy of the Legacy Circle brochure or for a confidential discussion please contact Chris Walters, Annual Giving Manager, on 03 8688 0938 or

Published on 1 December 2016

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