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

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PRODUCTION PATRON

Katie Page, CEO, Harvey Norman

KING LEAR PRODUCTION PATRONS

Katherine Brazenor and Dr Graeme Brazenor

LIFE MEMBERS

Ilana Atlas AO 
John Bell AO OBE & Anna Volska
Tim Cox AO & Bryony Cox
Susie Dickson & the late Martin Dickson AM 
Graham Froebel
Kathryn Greiner AO
Virginia Henderson AM
David Pumphrey OAM 

GIFTS IN WILLS

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 Mary Elizabeth Maltby
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 
Mark Grolman
Linda Herd 
Natalie Hickey
Dr David Howell & Sarah Howell 
Bruce & Natalie Kellett 
Jane Kunstler 
Diane Matthews**
Dr Alana Mitchell 
Beverley Price
Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes 
Dr Vicki Shephard 
Janet Stevenson
David & Jenny Templeman 
Susan Viney
Anonymous (32) 

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 Holmes
Ruth Ritchie
Alden Toevs & Judi Wolf
Michelle Zhang

THE DREAMERS

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

THE NOBLES

Dr Brett Archer
Keith Bayliss & Holly Mitchell
Andrew & Catherine Caro
Amy Crutchfield &Philip Crutchfield KC
Diane & John Dunlop
Shannon Finch
Natalie Hickey
Justice François Kunc & Felicity Rourke
Joe Hayes & Jacinta O’Meara
Linda Herd
Greg Hutchinson AM & Lynda Hutchinson
Jann Skinner
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 OAM
Bill Hayward OAM & Alison Hayward
Virginia Henderson AM
Timothy Pascoe AM & Eva Pascoe
Lady Potter AC CMRI
David Pumphrey OAM & 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
Pam Anson
Fiona Archer
George & Billinda Auld
Rob & Lyn Backwell
Jock Baird
Sally Basser
Keith Bayliss & Holly Mitchell
Alice Bedlington
Bell Shakespeare Development Team
Sandra & Bill Burdett AM
Katherine A Brazenor
Dr John Brookes
Matthew Brown & Julie Alt
Jan Burnswoods
Rick Burrows & Robyn Powell
Jane Caro AM & Ralph Dunning
Di Challenor
Prof Frances Christie
Robert & Carmel Clark
Tim Cox AO & Bryony Cox
Amy Crutchfield & Philip Crutchfield KC
Joanne & Sue Dalton
Darin Cooper Foundation
Diane & John Dunlop
Lachlan & Rebecca Edwards
Graham Evans
Jenny Fagg
Rebecca Finkelstein & Michael Sirmai
Dr Jean Finnegan
Richard Fisher AM & Diana Fisher
Kathryn Greiner AO
Mark Grolman
Joe Hayes & Jacinta O'Meara
Meredith Hellicar
Linda Herd
Alison & Bill Herd
Natalie Hickey & Christopher Fox
John Hindmarsh AM & Rosanna Hindmarsh OAM
Amanda Hing
Dr Barbara Holmes
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
Mountain Air Foundation
Kathy Olsen & Bruce Flood
Roslyn Packer AC
Matthew Paliaga
Dr Susan Pugh & Professor Michael Bennett
David Pumphrey OAM & Jill Pumphrey
Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes
Crispin Rice
Jacqui Scheinberg
Penelope Seidler AM
Lynette Shelley
Sam Sheppard
Diane Sturrock
Gene Tilbrook
Maya vanden Driesen
Susan Viney
S & G White
John Wilson & Robyn Pitt
Anonymous

THE SEED: SEEDLING DEDICATIONS

George & Billinda Auld
Chris & Heather Abbott
W & G Bairstow
Trupti Bapat
Alice Bedlington
Matthew Brown & Julie Alt
Tim & Margaret Cavanough
Di Challenor
Prof Frances Christie
Kathryn Clancy
George Clark
Lachlan & Rebecca Edwards
Katherine Grace
Linda Herd
Dr Barabara Holmes
Susan Howard-Bowmer
Dr Rebecca Huntley
Ann Kemeny
Dr Sue Kesson
Carolyn Lowry OAM & Peter Lowry OAM
Diane Matthews
Helen Machalias
Felicity & Andy McLean
Matthew Paliaga
Roslyn Packer AC
Rosemary Palmer
Rosalie Pratt
David Pumphrey OAM & Jill Pumphrey
Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes
Crispin Rice
Fiona Sawyers
Leone Thiele
Maya vanden Driesen
Susan Viney
Prof Robert White

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

Thank you to our 2023 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
Darin Cooper Foundation
Lachlan & Rebecca Edwards
Shannon Finch
David & Deborah Friedlander
Kathryn Greiner AO
Linda Herd
Sue Houghton
Michael Napthali and Jodi Matterson
Andrew Price
Warwick Shanks
Sam Sheppard
Barbara Wilby

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 we are able to focus our efforts on finding new ways to create, collaborate and educate on the mainstage and beyond including life-changing opportunities provided through our learning and outreach programs nation-wide.

$50,000+

Kevin Cosgrave*
Philip Crutchfield KC & Amy Crutchfield*
Handbury Foundation
Jane Hansen AO & Paul Little AO
Elisabeth Hodson**
Katie Page, CEO, Harvey Norman
Annie & John Paterson Foundation*
Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes*
Alden Toevs & Judi Wolf**
Sally White OAM**


$20,000+

Robert Albert AO & Libby Albert**
Ilana Atlas AO & Tony D'Aloisio AM
Susan Burns*
Canny Quine Foundation
Dr Kimberly Cartwright & Charles Littrell*
Chris & Michael Clough*
John Hindmarsh AM & Rosanna Hindmarsh OAM**
James N Kirby Foundation
Suzanne Kirkham
Sue Maple-Brown AM*
Holly Mitchell & Keith Bayliss*
Allan J Myers AC, KC & Mrs Maria Myers AC*
Omnia Aqua
Pimlico Foundation
Andrew Price & Sally Walkom*
Andrew Sisson AO
WeirAnderson Foundation

$10,000+


Alan Archibald KC & Mary-Lou Archibald
Warwick Bray & Lida Bray*
Katherine A Brazenor*
Jan Burnswoods*
Robert & Carmel Clark**
Darin Cooper Foundation
Lachlan & Rebecca Edwards
Shannon Finch
Dr Jean Finnegan**
Dr Penelope Foster & Prof John McBain AO
David & Deborah Friedlander
D Gatto & R Lattey
Brett Grehan & Dr Louise Causer
Kathryn Greiner AO
Joe Hayes & Jacinta O'Meara
In memory of Armon Hicks Jnr *
Sue Houghton
The Inagh Foundation
Dr Sue Kesson *
Justice François Kunc & Felicity Rourke
Anne Loveridge *
Crispian Lynch and Tracey Lynch
Nick & Caroline Minogue **
Mountain Air Foundation
Michael Napthali and Jodi Matterson
David & Jill Pumphrey **
Kenneth Reed AM **
Garry & Shiva Rich
Andrew Roberts
Warwick Shanks
Sam Sheppard *
Neil & Rachel Sinden *
Diane Sturrock **
Gene Tilbrook and Anne Seghezzi *
Maya vanden Driesen
Wesfarmers Arts **
The Late Barbara Wright

$5000+

Colin Adams & Richard Adams
The Hon Peter Almond KC & Carmel Mulhern
Fiona Archer
Dr Brett Archer
Dianne Banks and Merryl-Lee Houghton
Alice Bedlington
Dr Dorothy Broom
Matthew Brown & Julie Alt
Peter Burrows AO
Di Challenor
Philip Chronican & Sarah Harland *
Tim Cox AO & Bryony Cox **
The Hon Susan M Crennan AC KC
Joanne & Sue Dalton **
Diane & John Dunlop *
Graham Froebel **
Jennifer Giles **
Prof Jane Hall AO
Natalie Hickey
Peter & Elizabeth Kelly *
The Alexandra & Lloyd Martin Family Foundation **
In memory of Helen McFadyen **
Anthony & Kate McGrath
Sophia Miller
Dr Alana Mitchell *
Nicholas & Helen Moore
Naylor Stewart Foundation
Bruce Parncutt AO
Catherine Parr & Paul Hattaway **
People + Culture Strategies
James Peters AM KC & Dr Sally Ninham
Beverley Price
Bob Richardson *
Jacqui Scheinberg
Charlie Shuetrim AM & Sandy Shuetrim **
Jann Skinner *
Dr Tim Turner
Maureen Wheeler AO & Tony Wheeler AO
Annabel White
Janet Whiting AM & Phil Lukies *
Anonymous

$2500+

Peter and Lillian Armitage
Ken Barton & Linda Chung
Paul Bedbrook & Fiona Hopkins *
Janet C Binns *
David Bluff and Bronwyn Byrnes
Dr John Brookes
Sandra & Bill Burdett AM**
The Hon J C Campbell KC & Mrs J Campbell *
Jane Caro AM & Ralph Dunning
Brett Grehan & Dr Louise Causer
Dr Diana Choqet & Robert Milliner *
Mark Dempsey & Jodi Steele
Graham Evans
Richard Evans AM
Richard Fisher AM & Diana Fisher **
Christopher Fox
Daniel Gilbert AM & Kathleen Gilbert **
Dr Stewart Gill OAM
Sharon Goldschmidt
Jill & Andy Griffiths
Alexandra & Fred Grimwade
Vincent Jewell**
Cam Johnston & Caroline Johnston OAM
Abigail Jones
Mathilde Kearny-Kibble *
Ann Kemeny *
Alinta Kemeny
James & Lisa Landon-Smith
Owen Lennie
Adrian Lotrean & Jerome Tse
Brendan & Jodie Lyons
Luke Merrick
Naylor Stewart Foundation
Patricia Novikoff *
Maree O'Halloran AM
Kathy Olsen & Bruce Flood
Annie Patten
Meredith Paynter
J & K Preedy *
Dr Susan Pugh & the late Professor Michael Bennett *
Rodney & Racquel Richardson
Declan & Carmen Roche
James Roth & Susan Acret
Jennifer Royle
Becky Sparks
Robert Thomas AO **
Ray Wehbe
WeirAnderson Foundation *
Maureen Wheeler AO & Tony Wheeler AO
Geoffrey White OAM **
Elizabeth Wing
Neil Young KC & Inga Arnadottir
Anonymous (6)

$1000+

Pam Anson
Angus Armour & Caren Schadel
Rob & Lyn Backwell
Sally Basser
John & Alison Cameron *
Simon Schmidt & Belinda Cassidy
John Cauchi AM SC & Catherine Walker PSM
Jenny & Stephen Charles
Richard Coles & Christine Bartlett
Ellie Comerford & Chris Gohl
Miriam Corowa
Michael Cowen and Sharon Nathani
Professor A T Craswell **
Daniel & Laura Crennan
Nola Daley*
Katie & Sam Delaney
Dr Antonio Di Dio
Michael S Diamond AM MBE
The Hon Julie Dodds-Streeton KC
Warren Dunn
Dr & Mrs B Dutta
Louise Einfield & Bruce Hartnett AM *
Elizabeth Evatt AC
Rodney Garrett KC
Susan Garvan
Mary-Jane Gething *
Tim Gordon
Alice Tay & Warwick Gresty
Mark Grolman
Peeyush Gupta & Dr Shubhra Gupta AM
Matilda Hartwell
Clare Harty
Steven & Kristina Harvey
Paul Hayes KC & Rachel Broderick
Jane Hemstritch AO
Ruth Hood
David Howell & Sarah Howell
Robin Hughes & David Throsby
Antony de Jong & Belinda Plotkin
Iphygenia Kallinikos
Bruce & Natalie Kellett
Mike Kendall
Ben Kiely
Paul King
Julie & Michael Landvogt
Dr Linda Lorenza
Carolyn Lowry OAM & Peter Lowry OAM
Leo Ma
Hon Ian MacPhee AO & Julie MacPhee
Darren & Jennifer Mast
Diane Matthews **
Greg McAnulty
David McInnis
Graeme McKenzie
Banjo McLachlan & Paul Mahony
Sylvia Miller
Peter Moulton & Adelaide Cochrane
Chris Nasser
The Nautilus Foundation
Liz Nield OAM
Beau Neilson
Jacqui O'Dea
Ross and Patricia O'Neil
Alice Oppen OAM
Rosemary Palmer
Gill Perkins & Family
Camilla Phillips
Ali & The Pointons
Mary & Michael Regan **
JG & SU Santamaria
Warren Scott & Pamela Williams
Penelope Seidler AM
Rebecca Silk
Geoffrey Starr
Helen Swift & Les Neulinger
P Sze-Tho & LM Leong
David & Jenny Templeman **
Leone Thiele
Mike Thompson & Ian Kelly
David Tingay
Lawrie Tremaine
Trikojus Education Fund
Suzanne Tzannes & Ross Tzannes AM **
The Hon Gabrielle Upton
Harriet Veitch
John and Catherine Walter
Nicholas Walter and Lisian Teh
John & Julie Waters
Simon & Clare Whelan
Barbara Wilby & Christopher Joyce
Helen Williams AC *
Peter Willis SC & Eleneth Woolley *
John & Lisa Winters
May Yang & Duncan Woods
Frank Zipfinger
Anonymous (11)

$500+

The staff of Bell Shakespeare
Maple-Brown Abbott Limited
Billinda & George Auld
Dr Neal Blewett
John Boniciolli & Heather Ballantyne
Dr Andrew Byrne & Alan Gill
Andrew & Catherine Caro *
Paul & Tracey Chapman
George Clark **
Rebecca Cody
Dayn Cooper
Ben Cosentino
Trevor Danos AM, Allan W Donald **
Dr Bronwen Evans
Professor PJ Fletcher AM **
Jeanmaree Furtado & Scott Wilson
Linden Golding
Leigh & Adele Gordon *
Louise Gourlay OAM
Richard & Anna Green **
Jonathan Halliwell
Alison Hammond
Vicki Harpur *
David Harrington
Tony Hedley AM & Harriet Elvin AM
Alison Herd
Dorothy Hickman
Maureen Horne *
Alison Julian
Dr Angela Kirsner & Dr Richard Kirsner
Krysia Kitch
Daniel Knoll
Andrew Langford
Justice Michael Lee
John Lewis *
Cheryl Lo *
Norman Long
Lucy Boon
Ursula & James McKenzie
Dr Stephen McNamara
David Mortimer AO & Barbara Mortimer
Frances Muecke
Belinda Gibson & Jim Murphy
Vincy Ng
Janette Parkinson *
Marion Pascoe
Laura Peck
Douglas Precott
Merlyn Quaife AM
Phillip Ransom
Debra Reinecke
The late Elizabeth Pamela Roberts
John & Renay Robinson
Trudie Rogers *
Professor David Rolph *
Monique Rosshandler & Ion Teska
Fiona Sawyers
Dr Lesa Scholl
Robin Syme AM & Rosemary Syme *
Oliver Wade
Dr Sue-Anne Wallace
Dr Peter White *
Vanessa Whittaker
The Hon Ralph Willis AO & Mrs Carol Willis
Annette Wong
Marie Wright *
George Yeung
Raini Zambelli
Anonymous (7)

** has supported Bell Shakespeare for 20 + consecutive years
* has supported Bell Shakespeare for 10 + consecutive years

We would also like to thank our family of supporters who contribute up to $500. Every gift makes a difference to what we are able to achieve. The annual gifts recognised above have been received in the 12 months preceding January 23, 2024.