MTC gratefully acknowledges our visionary donors who share our passion and support our work.

Current as of October 2019.

Lifetime Patrons

Acknowledging a lifetime of extraordinary support for MTC.

Pat Burke
Peter Clemenger AO and Joan Clemenger AO
Dr Geraldine Lazarus and Greig Gailey
Allan Myers AC QC and Maria Myers AC
The Late Biddy Ponsford
The Late Dr Roger Riordan AM
Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO
Ursula Whiteside
Caroline Young and Derek Young AM

Endowment Fund Donors

Supporting the long term sustainability and creative future of MTC.

Leading Endowment Donors
$1,000,000+
Jane Hansen and Paul Little AO
The University of Melbourne

$50,000+
Geoffrey Cohen AM
Orcadia Foundation
The Late Biddy Ponsford
Andrew Sisson AO and Tracey Sisson

$20,000+
Tony and Janine Burgess
Robert A Dunster
Anne and Mark Robertson OAM

$10,000+
Prof Margaret Gardner AO and Prof Glyn Davis AC

$5,000+
R & P Harkness
Jane Kunstler
Renzella Family
Anonymous

$1,000+
Virginia Lovett and Rose Hiscock

MTC Playwrights Giving Circle

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Artistic Directors Circle

Susanna Mason
Kendra Reid
Craig Semple
Luisa Valmorbida
Caroline and Derek Young AM

Benefactors Circle

$250,000+
Crown Resorts Foundation
Packer Family Foundation

$50,000+
The Joan and Peter Clemenger Trust
The Cybec Foundation
John Higgins AO and Jodie Maunder
Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO

$20,000+
Betty Amsden Foundation
Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
Dr Geraldine Lazarus and Greig Gailey
Jane Hansen and Paul Little AO
Louise and Martyn Myer AO
Victorian Department of Education and Training
The Vizard Foundation
Caroline and Derek Young AM
Anonymous

$10,000+
Joanna Baevski 
Erica Bagshaw
Sandy Bell and Daryl Kendrick
The Bonnici Family 
The Cattermole Family
Tom and Elana Cordiner 
Christine Gilbertson 
Linda Herd
Macgeorge Bequest
Susanna Mason
Kendra Reid
Craig Semple
Luisa Valmorbida
Anonymous (2)

$5,000+
Bill Bowness AO
Dr Andrew Buchanan and Peter Darcy
Ian and Jillian Buchanan
Sandra and Bill Burdett AM
Lynne and Rob Burgess
Pat Burke and Jan Nolan
John and Robyn Butselaar
The Janet and Michael Buxton Foundation
Barry and Joanne Cheetham
The Dowd Foundation
The Gjergja Family
Robert and Jan Green
John and Joan Grigg OAM
Jane Hansen 
David and Lily Harris
Jane Hemstritch
Bruce and Mary Humphries
Karen Inge and Dr George Janko
Anne Le Huray
Marshall Day Acoustics (Dennis Irving Scholarship)
Ian and Judi Marshman
Matsarol Foundation
Ian and Margaret McKellar
George and Rosa Morstyn
Tom and Ruth O’Dea
Leigh O’Neill
Dr Kia Pajouhesh (Smile Solutions)
Bruce Parncutt AO
Prof David Penington AC and Dr Sonay Hussein
Jeanne Pratt AC
Janet Reid OAM and Allan Reid
Renzella Family
The Robert Salzer Foundation
In loving memory of Berek Segan AM OBE – Marysia and Marshall Segan
Andrew Sisson AO and Tracey Sisson
Trawalla Foundation Trust
Ralph Ward-Ambler AM and Barbara Ward-Ambler
Anonymous (4)

Advocates Circle

$2,500–$4,999
John and Lorraine Bates
Marc Besen AC and Eva Besen AO
Jay Bethell and Peter Smart
Wendy and Paul Bonnici 
Diana Burleigh
Jenny and Stephen Charles AO
Sandy and Yvonne Constantine
Debbie Dadon AM
Ann Darby 
Dr Anthony Dortimer and Jillian Dortimer
Melody and Jonathan Feder 
Dr Helen Ferguson
Grant Fisher and Helen Bird
Bruce Freeman 
Nigel and Cathy Garrard
Gaye and John Gaylard
Diana and Murray Gerstman
Heather and Bob Glindemann OAM
Henry Gold
Roger and Jan Goldsmith
Lesley Griffin
Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family)Fund (a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation)
Fiona Griffiths and Tony Osmond
Tony Hillery and Warwick Eddington
Jane Hodder
Peter and Halina Jacobsen
Amy and Paul Jasper
Irene Kearsey and Michael Ridley
Rachel Kelly
Elizabeth Laverty
Leg Up Foundation
Alex and Halina Lewenberg
Virginia Lovett and Rose Hiscock
Don and Sue Matthews
Kim and Peter Monk
Ging Muir and John McCawley
Sandy and Sandra Murdoch
Jane and Andrew Murray
Dr Paul Nisselle AM and Sue Nisselle
Christopher Richardson
Anne and Mark Robertson OAM
Hilary and Stuart Scott
Lynne Sherwood and the late Tim Sherwood
Jennifer Steinicke
Ricci Swart
James and Anne Syme
Richard and Debra Tegoni
Cheryl and Paul Veith
Price and Christine Williams
Raymond and Margaret Wilson Foundation
Gillian and Tony Wood
Laurel Young-Das and Heather Finnegan
Anonymous (7)

Loyalty Circle

$1,000–$2,499
Prof Noel and Sylvia Alpins AM
James and Helen Angus
Kate Aplin
Mary-Louise Archibald
Margaret Astbury
Ian Baker and Cheryl Saunders
John and Dagnija Balmford
H & B Bamford
Jenny Barbour 
Angelina Beninati
Tara Bishop 
Jacquie Blackwell
Diane and Graeme Boyer
Steve and Terry Bracks AM
Jenny and Lucinda Brash
Bernadette Broberg
Tania Broughman 
Beth Brown and the late Tom Bruce AM
Hugh Burrill
Julie Burke
Katie Burke
Pam Caldwell
Alison and John Cameron
John and Jan Campbell
Jessica Canning
Clare and Richard Carlson
Fiona Caro
Chef’s Hat
Chernov Family
Keith Chivers and Ron Peel
Assoc Prof Lyn Clearihan and Dr Anthony Palmer
Dr Robin Collier and Neil Collier
Deborah Conyngham
Margaret Crothers
Ann Cutts
Mark and Jo Davey
Natasha Davies
Katharine Derham-Moore
Amanda and Mark Derham 
Katie Dewhurst 
Robert Drake
Dr Sally Duguid and Dr David Tingay
Bev and Geoff Edwards
George and Eva Ermer
Anne and Graham Evans AO
Dr Alastair Fearn
Peter Fearnside and Roxane Hislop
Cathryn Findlay
Jan and Rob Flew
Rosemary Forbes and Ian Hocking
Heather Forbes-McKeon 
Elizabeth Foster
Glenn Fryer 
John Fullerton
Gill Family Foundation
Brian Goddard
Charles and Cornelia Goode Foundation 
Isabella Green OAM and Richard Green
Ian and Wendy Haines
Charles Harkin
R & P Harkness 
Mark and Jennifer Hayes 
The Hon Peter Heerey AM QC and Sally Heerey
Sandi and Gil Hoskins
Emeritus Prof Andrea Hull AO
Ann and Tony Hyams AM
Peter Jaffe & Judy Gold
Denis and Elissa Joachim
Ed and Margaret Johnson
Prof Shitij Kapur and Dr Sharmistha Law
Malcolm Kemp
Janette Kendall 
Julie and Simon Kessel
Fiona Kirwan-Hamilton and Simon E Marks QC
Doris and Steve Klein
Larry Kornhauser and Natalya Gill
Josephine and Graeme Kraehe AO
Pamela Lamaro 
Verona Lea
Joan and George Lefroy
Alison Leslie
Peter and Judy Loney
Lord Family 
Lording Family Foundation
Elizabeth Lyons
Ken and Jan Mackinnon
The Mann Family 
Helen Mantzis 
Chris and Bruce Maple
Marin Charitable Trust
Dr Hannah Mason
Margaret and John Mason OAM
Garry McLean
Elizabeth McMeekin
Emeritus Prof Peter McPhee and Charlotte Allen
Robert and Helena Mestrovic
John G Millard
Ross and Judy Milne-Pott
Susan and Michael Minshall
Felicity and Des Moore
Luke and Janine Musgrave
Barbara and David Mushin
Jacquie Naylor 
Nelson Bros Funeral Services
Nick Nichola and Ingrid Moyle
Michele and John Nielsen
David and Lisa Oertle
Susan Oliver AM
Tony and Margaret Pagone 
In Loving Memory of Richard Park
Dr Annamarie Perlesz
Peter Philpott and Robert Ratcliffe
Prof Hannah Piterman
Betty and John Pizzey
Dug and Lisa Pomeroy
Noel and Gaylene Porter
John and Joan Pye
Sally Redlich
Victoria Redwood
Julie and Ian Reid
Phillip Riggio
Roslyn and Richard Rogers Family
B & J Rollason
Sue Rose
Anne and Laurie Ryan
F & J Ryan Foundation
Edwina Sahhar
Margaret Sahhar AM
Guy Sansom and Treena Quarin
Susan Santoro
Kaylene Savas 
Elisabeth and Doug Scott
Graeme Seabrook
Prof Barry Sheehan and Pamela Waller
Jacky and Rupert Sherwood
Diane Silk
Dr John Sime
Jane Simon and Peter Cox
Reg and Elaine Smith OAM – Earimil Gardens Charity
Tim and Angela Smith
Annette Smorgon 
Diana and Brian Snape AM
Geoff and Judy Steinicke
Dr Ross and Helen Stillwell
Suzy and Dr Mark Suss 
Rodney and Aviva Taft
Frank Tisher OAM and Dr Miriam Tisher
Graham Wademan
Kevin and Elizabeth Walsh 
Anthony Watson and Tracey McDonald
Pinky Watson
Marion Webster OAM
Penelope and Joshua White
Ursula Whiteside
Janet Whiting AM and Phil Lukies
Ann and Alan Wilkinson 
Jan Williams 
Mandy and Edward Yencken
Greg Young
Anonymous (26)

Supporters Circle

$100-$999

Salwa Abdel-Aziz
Anita and Graham Anderson
Dr Mandy Atchison
Dr Maria Athanassenas
Ann Auld
Kent and Vivien Bacon
Helen and Rino Baggio
Lorraine Baker and Peter Hunkin
Andrius Balnionis and Anna Teller-Balnionis
Neil and Heather Barker
Margaret and Warner Bastian
Andrew and Terri Bateman
Judith Beamish and Harry Prince
Kay and Oliver Bennett
Keith and Deidre Beville
Jenny Blencowe
Fay Bock
Jean Margaret Bowman
Janet Brasch
Nan Brown
Peter and Roslyn Burgess
Robyn Burke and Graham Burke AO
David Byrne
Elise Callander
June Cameron
Jacinta Carboon
Pamela Carder
Philip and Kate Carrillo
Debra and James Cherry
Pamela Chin
Min Li Chong
Arthur and Elaine Clark
Katharine Clark
Peter Clements
Christine Clough
Janet and Phillip Collins
Stephen Collins and Philippa Lohmeyer-Collins
Rowen Craigie
John Crocker
Michael and Ros Crommelin
Rosie Cunningham
Karen and Rachel Cusack
Stewart Daniels and Daniel Goff
Beverley Davis OAM JP and Dr John Davis
Lauren Davis
Jenny and Nicholas Dawes
Lyle Daymond
Karen de Silva
Anna Dizane
Therese Doupe
Thelma Dowell
J Dunbar
David Dyson
Ellen and Cameron Easton
Isabel and Graeme Edgoose
Marian Evans
Helen and Warwick Fairlie
Patricia Feast
Dr Isaac Feldman and Judith Feldman
Kenneth and Sandra Fitzsimmons
Tina and Domenica Forestiere
Inna Friedman and Morry Fraid
Dr Erica and Dr Harry Frydenberg AM
Vincent and Elisabeth Gawne
Growth Mantra
Vicki and Stefano Giorgini
Barbara Green
Carol Greig
Joanne Griffiths
Fred and Alex Grimwade
Geoffrey and Margaret Grinton
Michael and Dorit Grossbard
Reg Grouse
Susan Groves
Sally Gudgeon
Jean Hadges
Joseph and Judy Hajdu
Janet Hall
Margaret Hamilton and Bill Healy
Dr Lesley and Doris Hardcastle
R & L Harden
Julia and Stephen Hare
Mary Harris
Marie-Therese Healy
Jeanet Hofland
Kimberley Holden
Elouise Holmes
Carolyn Hughes
Margaret and Warwick Hutchins
Julie and Darell Hutchinson
Dr David Ip and Leonie Ip
Rachel and Peter Irons
Jill Jackson and Dr Martin Jackson
Ann Jacobs
Louise Jenkins
Ben Johnson
Graham and Adrienne Johnson
Jennifer and Trevor Johnson
Cliff and Elizabeth Johnston
Dr Michael and Pamela Jonas
Dr Claerwen Jones
Lesley and Ian Jones
Dr Peter Juliff and Kay Juliff
Joshua Kahan
Leah Kaplan and Barry Levy
Jo and Anesits Karaoutsadis
Alan Kerr
Daniel Kilby
Iain and Lyn Kirkwood
Dr Richard and Angela Kirsner
Barbara Kolliner and Peter Kollliner OAM
Heather Lacey and David Russell
Judith Landsberg
Roger Lawton
Verona Lea
Ian Leckie
Judith Lefebvre
Judith Lewis
Julie Lidgett
Tracey Lucas
Kerrie Ludekens
Mechelle Lughermo
Dr Sandra Lynch and Dr James Lynch
Susannah Malingbrough
Margaret Mangan
Dr Ian Manning and Dr Alice De Jonge
Gordon and Victoria Mar
Gaye Mason
Sandra McCann
Sue McCarthy
Jenny McComb
Linda McConnell and Phillip Kowalski
Noela McDiarmid
Gail McKay
Edwina McLachlan and Prof Robert McLachlan AM
Ann McLaren
Pamela McLure
Andrea and Mike McMahon
Catherine Mcnicol and Ian Menzies
Patricia and Chris McRae
Prof Peter McTigue and Catherine McTigue
David and Marie Meller
Prof Frederick Mendelsohn and Lynnette Edwards
Dee and Peter Milne
Monica Mitchell
Wendy and John Mitchell
David Morgan
Jane and Ian Morrison
Trudy Morrison and Michael Ilczynski
Erica and Max Mounter
Richard Murphy
Yvette Nash
Posey O'Collins
Sarah O'Donnell
Mick O'Hagan
Anthony Oliver
Jennifer Olney and Hans Koo
Elizabeth and Kerry Osborne
Arthur Ozols
Carolyn Parker-Clews
Lynette Payne
Moira and Graham Penwarden
Prof Roger Pepperell and Betty Pepperell
Caecilia Potter
Allan and Jill Poynton
Dr Jan Pyman
Jusctice Michelle Quigley and Dr Hugh Kelso
Rae and Pack Raphael
Kim Rea
Dr Suzy Redston
James Hill and Dr Caroline Reed
Dr Amanda Reich
Cliff and Jenny Restarick
Prof Jeff Richardson and Bronwyn Richardson
Dr Robert Richardson
Skye Richmond
Barbara Roff
Susan and Paul Rooke
Alister Rowe
Dr Daniel Sable and Dr Sandy Sable
Dr Murray Sandland
Rick and Maree Sawers
Kerry Saxby
Prof Paul Schneider and Dr Margarita Silva
Norma Seager
Julie Shelton
Irene Shone
Dr Dianne Siemon and Jim Siemon
Katherine Simons
Alexia Simpson
Sally Ann Simpson
Bob and Ruth Slater
Elizabeth and David Smart
Anne Smith
Ros Smith and Reverend Trevor Smith
Gordon and Lesley Spence
Sylvia Spigelman
Jean and Roger Stanley
Philip and Jean Stanley
Rosemary Stipanov
Elizabeth Thomas
Jan and Lindsay Thomas
Megan Thomson
William and Jennifer Tom
Kaye Tsui-Po
Diane Tweeddale
Lynette Urquhart
John and Anna van Weel
Santina and Oscar Velo
Margaret Watts
Dr Robyn Whiteley
Caitlin and Luke Wilson
Gordon Wilson
Robert and Diana Wilson
Denis Wiltshire
Nick and Helen Withers
Joyce Woodroffe
Lisa Woolf
Prof Lyn Yates
Margaret and David Young
Margaret and Rob Ziffer
Deborah and Richard Zimmermann
Anonymous (68)

Legacy Circle

Acknowledging supporters who have made the visionary gesture of including a gift to MTC in their will.

Mark and Tamara Boldiston
Bernadette Broberg
Adam and Donna Cusack-Muller
Peter and Betty Game
Fiona Griffiths
Linda Herd
Irene Kearsey
Dr Andrew McAliece and Dr Richard Simmie
Peter Philpott and Robert Ratcliffe
Max Schultz
Jillian Smith
Diane Tweeddale
Anonymous (11)

Legacy Gifts

Remembering and honouring those who have generously supported MTC through a bequest.

The Estate of Leta-Rae Arthy
The Christine Brown Bequest
The Estate of Ron Chapman
The Estate of Gordan J Compton
The Estate of Betty Ilic
The Estate of Bettie Kornhauser
The Kitty and Leslie Sandy Bequest
The Estate of James Hollis Minson
The Estate of Prudence Ann Tutton
The Estate of Freda E White
The Estate of Dorothy Wood

Women in Theatre Giving Circle

Wendy and Paul Bonnici
Christine Gilbertson
Jane Hansen
Leigh O’Neill
The Robert Salzer Foundation
Diana Cregan
Fiona Griffiths and Tony Osmond
Rachel Kelly
Kim and Peter Monk
Anne and Mark Robertson OAM
Richard and Debra Tegoni
Jenny Barbou 
Tara Bishop 
Tania Broughman
Tania de Jong AM
Amanda and Mark Derham
Katie Dewhurst
Charles and Cornelia Goode Foundation
Isabella Green OAM and Richard Green
Jane Grover
R & P Harkness
Barbara Higgins
Jane Hodder
Janette Kendall
Pamela Lamaro
Lord Family
Helen Mantzis
Dr Sam and Belinda Margis and NEST Family Clinics
Jacquie Naylor
Prof Hannah Piterman
Kaylene Savas
Annette Smorgon
Marion Webster

Youth Ambassadors Giving Circle

Linda Herd
Tom and Ruth O’Dea
Melody and Jonathan Feder
Bruce Freeman
Ging Muir and John McCawley
Heather Forbes-McKeon
Larry Kornhauser and Natalya Gill
Dr Mark Suss
Kevin and Elizabeth Walsh
Jan Williams

Education Giving Circle

Jane Hansen and Paul Little AO
Joanna Baevski
Wendy and Paul Bonnici
Tom and Elana Cordiner
Linda Herd
Ann Darby
Virginia Lovett and Rose Hiscock
Hilary and Stuart Scott
Richard and Debra Tegoni
Prof Barry Conyngham AM and Deborah Conyngham
Glenn Fryer
Mark and Jennifer Hayes
John Mann and Tina Mitas
The Mann Family
Jacquie Naylor
Susan Oliver
Roslyn and Richard Rogers Family

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS