The Abbotsford Convent Foundation warmly thanks our current donors for their generosity in supporting the work of the ACF.

    Principal Donors

    Michael Adena & Joanne Daly
    Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
    Simon Cowen
    Diana Heggie
    Anne Kantor AO
    David Laidlaw & Megan Laidlaw

    Baillieu Myer AC & Sarah Myer
    Sally Romanes
    Jeff Thompson & Kathryn Culley
    Janette Norma Tourrier Bequest

    Major Donors

    Charlotte Allen & Prof Peter McPhee AM
    Helen Brack
    Collette Brennan
    Mavourneen Cowen
    Alison Duncan
    Hans Henkell & Petra Henkell
    Graeme Johnson OAM & Joan Johnson
    Ronald Alan Jones & Georgina Whitehead

    Maggie Maguire OAM
    Victoria Marles
    John McLeod & Paula McLeod
    Margaret McVey
    Phillip Schudmak
    Greg Shalit & Miriam Faine
    Terence Teo & Belle Teo
    Moyna Wilson

    Key Supporters

    Michael Cowen
    Anthony Cullen
    Robert Dimattina
    Robert Hocking & Tina Hocking
    Michael Jan
    Ruth Jones
    Peter Kelly
    Karen Large
    Emily Lin
    Judy Matear

    Pamela McLure
    Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE & Lady Nossal
    Sara O’Callaghan
    Alex Patton & Anna Lucas
    The Hon Justice Michelle Quigley QC
    Michael Sokulski
    Dr Bob Sullivan
    Judy Williams & Peter Williams AM


    Robyn Bainbridge
    Dr Christopher Baker
    Judy Banks
    Heather Barton
    Julia Blunden
    Bruce Butler
    Jay Catoggio
    Prof Martin Comte OAM
    Alan Daley
    Suzanne Davies
    Sandie de Wolf AM
    John Di Natale
    Anna Dollard
    Helen Donnard
    Anne Dowling & Tom Dowling
    Robyn Dwyer & Denis Dwyer
    Anthony Felettigh
    Prof David Forrest
    Dr Joseph Galbally
    Nicholas Garnham
    Lois Goodin
    Stephen Gow & Mary Gow
    Susie Grabsch
    Matthew Grazia
    Meredith Greenwood & Prof Peter Rendell
    Andrew Gunn
    Jean Hadges
    Ria Harrison
    John Horacek
    The Hon Brian Howe AO & Renate Howe AO
    Dawn Kanost

    Prof Stuart Kells
    Roger King OAM
    Giovanna Luciani
    Jessica Luu
    Dr Sally Manuell & Peter Boyle
    Philip Martin
    Margaret McNaughton
    Hilary McPhee AO
    Traudl Moon OAM
    Judy Morton
    Christine Mullen
    Alexandra Murphy
    Elizabeth Phillips
    Emilio Raviola
    Ian Renard AM
    Warren Rixon
    Janey Runci
    Pamela Saunders & Barry Saunders
    Bruce Sims
    Mike Smith
    Lady Southey AC
    Tom Tonkin
    Charma Voller
    Liam Wallis & Katya Crema
    Lorrae Wild
    George Willox
    Dr Jin Woo
    Trudy Wyse

    Principal Government Partners

    Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
    Australian Government Department of Environment & Energy

    Australian Government Department of Infrastructure:
    National Stronger Regions Fund
    Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning: Living Heritage Fund

    Government Supporters

    Creative Victoria
    City of Yarra
    Public Record Office of Victoria

    Trusts & Foundations

    Principal Partner
    The Dara Foundation

    Major Partners
    The John T Reid Charitable Trusts
    Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
    The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust

    Supporting Partners

    The Angior Family Foundation
    Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family) Fund: a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
    Bowness Family Foundation
    The Danks Trust
    The Hamer Family Fund: a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation

    Henkell Family Fund: a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
    Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation: Youth in Philanthropy
    McLeod Family Foundation
    Robert Salzer Foundation

    Corporate Partners

    Allens Linklaters
    FDC Construction & Fitout
    Williams Boag Architects

    Corporate Supporters

    Arbortryst Pty Ltd
    Art Guide Australia
    Colour Factory
    MAV Melbourne

    Capital Projects

    Sacred Heart Restoration
    FDC Construction & Fitout
    Kerstin Thompson Architects
    The Dara Foundation
    Victorian Government (Heritage Victoria)

    North Magdalen Laundry Restoration: Stage 1 
    FDC Construction & Fitout
    Victorian Government (Heritage Victoria)
    Williams Boag Architects

    Programs and Events

    Program Partners 
    ButohOUT! Festival
    Kids’ Own Publishing
    Liquid Architecture
    Melbourne Fringe
    Midsumma Festival
    Next Wave
    Polyglot Theatre
    Slow Art Collective

    Event Partners
    3MBS Fine Music Radio
    Blackhearts & Sparrows
    Bursaria Fine Foods
    Convent Bakery
    Terrace Gardens Florists

    Thank You

    The Abbotsford Convent Foundation sincerely thanks the following individuals, corporate organisations and Trusts & Foundations for their generous support and commitment to the initial restoration work at the Abbotsford Convent once the site was saved in 2004. In particular, the community will be forever grateful to the Abbotsford Convent Coalition – the original passionate group of local residents who fought the seven-year community campaign to save the Convent site from residential development.

    Abbotsford Convent Coalition
    Mr Roger Allen AM
    Ms Joanna Baevski
    Mr John Calvert-Jones AM &
    Mrs Janet Calvert-Jones AO
    Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE
    Lady Marigold Southey
    Mr Victor Spitzer
    Clemenger BBDO
    Colliers International
    Connell Wagner
    Herbert Smith Freehills
    Federal Green Corps Program
    Mr John Glossop
    North Fitzroy Star
    Rider Hunt
    Simmonds Lumber Group

    Sinclair Knight Mertz
    Department of Treasury and Finance,
    Community Support Fund
    The Jack Brockhoff Foundation
    The William Buckland Foundation
    Colonial Foundation
    Dyson Bequest
    The Alfred Felton Bequest
    Fouress Foundation
    Margaret Lawrence Bequest -
    as managed by Perpetual
    Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
    The Scobie & Claire Mackinnon Trust
    The Myer Foundation
    Sidney Myer Fund (as part of the 2009 Commemorative Grants Program)
    The John T Reid Charitable Trust
    The Trust Company as trustee of the Fred P Archer Charitable Fund

    Former Board Members

    Ms Charlotte Allen
    Mr Roger Allen AM
    Prof Catherin Bull AM
    Mr Anthony Cullen
    Mr David Gibbs
    Mr Tim Hammon
    Prof Andrea Hull AO

    Ms Patricia O'Donnell
    Mr Hayden Raysmith AM
    Ms Sally Romanes
    Mr Bill Russell
    Mr Mike Smith
    Ms Carol Stuart
    Ms Elizabeth Ward-Christie