Celebrating Our Donors

We are incredibly grateful for every dollar our donors contribute towards making Bell Shakespeare the company it is today.

Founding Benefactor

The Late Anthony Gilbert AM

Principal Benefactor

La Trobe Financial

Life Members

Ilana Atlas AO
John Bell AO OBE
Tim Cox AO & Bryony Cox
Martin Dickson AM & Susie Dickson
Graham Froebel
Virginia Henderson AM
David Pumphrey

INFINITE SPACE

Thank you to our Infinite Space capital campaign donors who are helping us build a future for Bell Shakespeare.

I could be bounded in a nutshell and
count myself a king of infinite space…

Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2

THE VISIONARIES

Neilson Foundation
Ilana Atlas AO & Tony D’Aloisio AM
Dr Kimberly Cartwright & Charles Littrell
Lachlan & Rebecca Edwards
La Trobe Financial
Low Family Foundation
Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary S Holmes*
Ruth Ritchie
Alden Toevs & Judi Wolf
Michelle Zhang

THE DREAMERS

Kevin Cosgrave
Martin Dickson AM & Susie Dickson **
Kathryn Greiner AO
Anne Loveridge
Nick & Caroline Minogue **
Julia Ritchie
Anonymous (1)

THE NOBLES

Dr Brett Archer
Keith Bayliss & Holly Mitchell*
Andrew & Catherine Caro
Philip Crutchfield QC & Amy Crutchfield*
Diane & John Dunlop *
Shannon Finch
Natalie Hickey
Justice François Kunc & Felicity Rourke
Joe Hayes & Jacinta O’Meara
Linda Herd
Greg Hutchinson AM & Lynda Hutchinson
Sarah Lowe
Bruce Meagher & Greg Waters
Dr Alana Mitchell *
Peter & Felicia Mitchell
Serow-Neijts Family
Kenneth Reed AM **
Alice Tay & Warwick Gresty
Helen Williams AC
Anonymous (1)

WE HAPPY FEW

Special thanks to our We Happy Few giving circle who supported us in the early days and have come together to support the Infinite Space capital campaign.

Sandra & Bill Burdett AM
Tim Cox AO & Bryony Cox
Michael S Diamond AM MBE
Jim Dominguez CBE AM & Sue Dominguez
Bill Hayward OAM & Alison Hayward
Virginia Henderson AM
Timothy Pascoe AM & Eva Pascoe
Lady Potter AC CMRI
David & Jill Pumphrey **
Charlie Shuetrim AM & Sandy Shuetrim
George & Sabrina Snow
Ezekiel Solomon AM
Anonymous (1)

DEDICATIONS

We would like to thank our donors who supported our move to Pier 2/3 in 2022 by dedicating a seat in The Neilson Nutshell and a Seedling in The Seed.

THE NEILSON NUTSHELL: SEAT PLAQUE DEDICATIONS

Colin Adams & Richard Adams
Fiona Archer
George & Billinda Auld
Rob & Lyn Backwell
Jock Baird
Sally Basser
Keith Bayliss & Holly Mitchell *
Katherine A Brazenor
Dr John Brookes
Matthew Brown & Julie Alt
Jan Burnswoods
Rick Burrows & Robyn Powell
Jane Caro AM & Ralph Dunning
Di Challenor
Professor Frances Christie
Robert & Carmel Clark **
Tim Cox AO & Bryony Cox
Philip Crutchfield QC & Amy Crutchfield*
Joanne & Sue Dalton
Darin Cooper Foundation
Diane & John Dunlop **
Lachlan & Rebecca Edwards
Mr Graham Evans
Richard Fisher AM & Diana Fisher
Kathryn Greiner AO
Joe Hayes & Jacinta O'Meara
Meredith Hellicar
Linda Herd
Alison & Bill Herd
Natalie Hickey & Christopher Fox
John Hindmarsh AM & Rosanna Hindmarsh OAM **
Amanda Hing
Mathilde Kearny-Kibble
Dr Sue Kesson *
Dinah Kimbell
Justice François Kunc & Felicity Rourke
John Lewis
Simone Liosatos
Anne Loveridge
Maryam Master & James Evans
Greg McAnulty
Stephen McNamara
Frances Muecke & Dr Stephen Meucke
Dr Alana Mitchell *
Peter & Felicia Mitchell
Kathy Olsen & Bruce Flood *
Matthew Paliaga
Roslyn Packer AC*
Dr Susan Pugh & Professor Michael Bennett *
David & Jill Pumphrey **
Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes *
Crispin Rice
Jacqui Scheinberg
Penelope Seidler AM
Lynette Shelley
Sam Sheppard *
Diane Sturrock
Susan Viney **
S & G White
John Wilson & Robyn Pitt
Anonymous (1)

THE SEED: SEEDLING DEDICATIONS

George & Billinda Auld
W & G Bairstow
Trupti Bapat
Bell Shakespeare Development Team 2022
Matthew Brown & Julie Alt
Tim & Margaret Cavanough
Di Challenor
Professor Frances Christie
Kathryn Clancy
George Clark **
Lachlan & Rebecca Edwards
Katherine Grace
Linda Herd
Susan Howard-Bowmer
Dr Rebecca Huntley
Ann Kemeny
Dr Sue Kesson *
Carolyn Lowry OAM & Peter Lowry OAM
Diane Matthews
Felicity & Andy McLean
Matthew Paliaga
Roslyn Packer AC*
Rosemary Palmer
David & Jill Pumphrey
Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes *
Crispin Rice
Fiona Sawyers
Susan Viney **
Prof Robert White

**Supporting for 20+ years 
*  Supporting for 10+ years

Complete as of 27 January 2022

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

Thank you to our 2022 Artistic Director’s Circle members who are passionate about the process of making theatre and are supporting and observing this year’s mainstage and education seasons.

Ilana Atlas AO & Tony D'Aloisio AM
Katherine A Brazenor
Darin Cooper Foundation
Lachlan & Rebecca Edwards
Shannon Finch
David & Deborah Friedlander
Kathryn Greiner AO
Linda Herd
Sue Houghton
Anne Loveridge
Low Family Foundation
Andrew Price
Warwick Shanks
Sam Sheppard

Legacy Gifts

We remember and honour those who have generously supported Bell Shakespeare through a bequest.

The late Brian Timothy Carey
The late Anthony Gilbert AM
The late Catherine Guy
The late Carina Grace Martin
The late Elizabeth Pamela Roberts
The late Barbara Wright
Anonymous

Legacy Circle

We honour and thank our supporters who have notified us that they intend to leave a gift in their will, allowing us to plan for the future with confidence and continue to touch the lives of millions of Australians.

Rick Burrows
Linda Herd
Dr David Howell & Sarah Howell
Bruce & Natalie Kellett
Jane Kunstler
Diane Matthews
Dr Alana Mitchell *
Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes *
David & Jenny Templeman **
Anonymous (32)

Annual Donors

We are incredibly grateful for our annual donors who contribute essential funds, via Supporting Cast and Sharing Shakespeare, to the cost of our core operations. This ensures that we are able to we are able to focus our efforts on finding new ways to create, collaborate, educate on the mainstage and beyond including the life-changing opportunities provided through our learning and outreach programs nation-wide.

$50,000+
Philip Crutchfield QC & Amy Crutchfield *
Tom & Elisabeth Karplus **
Katie Page, CEO, Harvey Norman
Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes *
In memory of Mr Patrick Singleton & Dr Owen Singleton
Sally White OAM

$20,000+
Robert Albert AO & Libby Albert **
Canny Quine Foundation
Dr Kimberly Cartwright & Charles Littrell
Bill Hayward OAM & Alison Hayward **
John Hindmarsh AM & Rosanna Hindmarsh OAM **
Sue Maple-Brown AM *
Annie & John Paterson Foundation
Neil & Rachel Sinden
Andrew Sisson AO
Alden Toevs & Judi Wolf
The Weir Anderson Foundation

$10,000+
Susan Burns *
Louise Christie *
Christine & Michael Clough
Kevin Cosgrave
Jane Hansen AO & Paul Little AO
Justice François Kunc & Felicity Rourke
Anne Loveridge
Nick & Caroline Minogue **
Roslyn Packer AC *
Kenneth Reed AM **
Sam Sheppard *
Diane Sturrock
Maya Vanden Driesen
Dick & Sue Viney **
Neil Young & Inga Arnadottir

$5000+
Dr Brett Archer
Fiona Archer
Keith Bayliss & Holly Mitchell *
Sandra & Bill Burdett AM
Robert & Carmel Clark **
Tim Cox AO & Bryony Cox
Diane & John Dunlop *
Graham Froebel **
Jinnie & Ross Gavin
Linda Herd
Natalie Hickey
J R Nethercote
Omnia Aqua
James Peters AM QC & Dr Sally Ninham
Lady Potter AC CMRI
Dr Susan Pugh & Professor Michael Bennett *
David & Jill Pumphrey **
Jacqui Scheinberg
Kate Spargo
Gene Tilbrook
Maureen Wheeler AO & Tony Wheeler AO
Annabel White
Anonymous (3)

$2500+
Colin Adams & Richard Adams
Paul Bedbrook
Janet C Binns
Simon Blackburn and Niamh Brosnan
Dr John Brookes
Jan Burnswoods *
Dr Jean Finnegan & Dr Peter Kerr *
Christopher Fox
Belinda Gibson & Jim Murphy
Jennifer Giles **
Sharon Goldschmidt
In memory of Armon Hicks Jnr *
Vincent Jewell **
Dr Sue Kesson *
Owen Lennie *
Adrian Lotrean & Jerome Tse
Brendan & Jodie Lyons
In memory of Helen McFadyen **
Luke Merrick
Dr Diana Milliner & Robert Milliner
Dr Alana Mitchell *
Naylor-Stewart Ancillary Fund
Patricia Novikoff
Kathy Olsen & Bruce Flood *
Catherine Parr & Paul Hattaway **
Eva Pascoe & Timothy Pascoe AM
Kristin Stubbins
Dr Tim Turner
Peter Wilson & James Emmett
Anonymous (3)

$1000+
Acumenta
Pam Anson
Dr Margaret Barter
Berg Family Foundation
Katherine A Brazenor
Matthew Brown & Julie Alt
Virginia Brown
Rick Burrows
John & Alison Cameron
The Hon J C Campbell QC & Mrs Campbell
Jane Caro AM & Ralph Dunning
John Cauchi AM SC & Catherine Walker PSM
Jenny & Stephen Charles
George Clark **
Russ & Rae Cottle
Jason Craig
Professor A T Craswell **
Joanne & Sue Dalton
Darin Cooper Foundation
In memory of Robin Delahunty
Mark Dempsey & Jodi Steele
Dr Antonio Di Dio
Michael S Diamond AM MBE
Dr & Mrs B Dutta **
Elizabeth Evatt AC *
Rebecca Finkelstein & Michael Sirmai
Richard Fisher AM & Diana Fisher
Jeanmaree Furtado & Scott Wilson
Rodney Garrett QC
Susan Garvan
Mary-Jane Gething
Bindi Throsby Gove
Kathryn Greiner AO
Alexandra & Fred Grimwade *
Mark & Patricia Grolman
Greg & Beth Hammond
Lesley Harland **
Clare Harty
Steven & Kristina Harvey
Paul Hayes QC & Rachel Broderick
Jane Hemstritch
Lilian Horler & the late Ken Horler AM QC **
Maureen Horne
Professor Bryan Horrigan
David Howell & Sarah Howell
Robin Hughes & David Throsby
Mike Hutchinson *
Cam Johnston & Caroline Johnston OAM **
Mike Kendall
Michael Kingston
Dr Angela Kirsner & Dr Richard Kirsner
Jane Kunstler
Julie & Michael Landvogt
Peter Lockwood
Richard & Elizabeth Longes
Dr Linda Lorenza
Leo Ma
Hon Ian MacPhee AO & Julie MacPhee *
The Alexandra & Lloyd Martin Family Foundation
Diane Matthews
Banjo McLachlan & Paul Mahony
Sylvia Miller
Ross and Patricia O'Neil
Meredith Paynter
Gill Perkins & Family
J & K Preedy
Andrew Price
Bill & Katharine Ranken
Mary & Michael Regan **
Greg Reinhardt AM **
Mark Robertson OAM & Anne Robertson
Jennifer Royle
Viorica Samson
Warren Scott & Pamela Williams
Penelope Seidler AM
Lynne Sherwood & the Late Tim Sherwood
Charlie Shuetrim AM & Sandy Shuetrim
Jann Skinner *
Geoffrey Starr
The Stirling Family
Anne Swann & Robert Johanson
Helen Swift & Les Neulinger *
P Sze-Tho & LM Leong
Alice Tay & Warwick Gresty
David & Jenny Templeman **
Robert Thomas AO *
Mike Thompson
Trikojus Education Fund
Nicholas Walter and Lisian Teh
The Wembley Theatre Co
Annie & Anthony Whealy QC
Janet Whiting AM & Phil Lukies
George M Wilkins **
Helen Williams AC
Elizabeth Wing
Anonymous (14)

$500+
Bianca Abbott
Peter and Lillian Armitage
Rob & Lyn Backwell
Sally Basser
Amanda Bishop
Alice Bedlington
Stephen Booth & Zorica Rapaic
Di Challenor
Darren Cook
Frances Cook
Daryl & Nola Daley
Ann Darby
Mark & Sandra Dorney
Saul Eslake & Linda Arenella
Elaine Evans
F J Gale
Linden Golding
Leigh & Adele Gordon
Louise Gourlay OAM
Richard & Anna Green *
Alison Hammond
Alison Herd
Reverend Bill & Rosemary Huff-Johnston
Dr Rebecca Huntley
George & Karen Janko
Mathilde Kearny-Kibble
Bruce & Natalie Kellett
Krysia Kitch
Janet Limb
Cheryl Lo
Carolyn Lowry OAM & Peter Lowry OAM
Hugh & Fiona MacLachlan OAM
Maple-Brown Abbott Limited
Lucy Matthews
David and Fiona McKerral
Liz Nield OAM
J Norman **
Alice Oppen OAM
Dr Michelle Phipps
Debra Reinecke & Stuart Le May
Heather Ridout AO
Declan & Carmen Roche
Trudie Rogers
Professor David Rolph
Fiona Sawyers
Elisabeth & Doug Scott
Dr Wendy Shelton
Rebecca Silk
Geoffrey Smith & Gary Singer
Robin Syme AM & Rosemary Syme *
Leonie Thiele
Suzanne Tzannes & Ross Tzannes AM
Anne B Udy
Professor Shih-Chang Wang and Ms Jennifer Wang
Dr Peter White
Peter Willis SC & Eleneth Woolley
Marie Wright
Anonymous (8)

**Supporting for 20+ years
*Supporting for 10+ years

We would also like to thank our family of donors who contribute up to $500. Every gift makes a difference to what we are able to achieve. The annual gifts recognised here have been received in the last 12 months preceding 27 January 2022.