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

    Principal Donors

    Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty
    Mr Peter Griffin & Ms Terry Swann
    Mrs Anne Kantor AO
    & Dr Milan Kantor OAM

    Mr Baillieu Myer AC & Mrs Sarah Myer
    Ms Sally Romanes
    Mr Jeff Thompson
    & Ms Kathryn Culley

    Major Donors

    Ms Charlotte Allen
    & Prof. Peter McPhee AM
    Mr Marc Besen AC
    & Mrs Eva Besen AO
    Mrs Helen Brack
    Ms Hilary Chandler
    Mrs Mavourneen Cowen
    Ms Rosina Gilder
    Ms Diana Heggie
    Mr Hans Henkell & Mrs Petra Henkell
    Ms Karen Inge
    Mr Graeme Johnson OAM
    & Mrs Joan Johnson
    Mr Ronald Alan Jones
    & Ms Georgina Whitehead

    Mr David Laidlaw
    & Mrs Megan Laidlaw
    Ms Maggie Maguire OAM
    Ms Victoria Marles
    Ms Helen Marcou
    & Mr Quincy McLean
    Mr John McLeod & Mrs Paula McLeod
    Ms Margaret McVey
    Ms Ann E. Miller
    Mr Bruce Parncutt AO
    Mr Gregory Shalit
    & Ms Miriam Faine
    Mr and Mrs Terence Teo
    Anonymous (1)

    Key Supporters

    Ms Collette Brennan
    Ms Julia Cox
    Mr Anthony Cullen
    Ms Suzanne E. Davies
    Mr Robert Dimattina
    Ms Alison Duncan
    Mr Robert Hocking
    Ms Ruth Jones
    Dr Stuart Kells
    Mr Peter Kelly
    Mrs Judy Matear
    Ms Pamela McLure

    Mr Alasdair Norton
    Ms Sara O'Callaghan
    Mr Alex Patton
    & Ms Ana Lucas
    & Ava Patton
    Mr Michael Sokulski
    Lady Marigold Southey AC
    Dr Bob Sullivan
    Mr Peter van der Kraan
    Ms Judy Williams
    Mrs Moyna Wilson
    Anonymous (1)


    Mr Christopher Baker
    Ms Joanne Bechaz
    Ms Nicole Beyer
    Prof. Catherin Bull AM
    Mr Bruce Butler
    Mrs Suzy Chandler
    Ms Michaela Coventry
    A J Daley
    Prof. David Morritz de Kretser AC
    & Mrs Jan de Kretser
    Ms Sandie de Wolf AM
    Mrs Faye Deane
    Mr John Di Natale
    Mr Bruno Doring
    & BJD Career Services
    Ms Anne Dowling
    Lesley Dunton
    Mrs Robyn Dwyer
    & Mr Dennis Dwyer
    Mr Anthony Felettigh
    Prof. David Forrest
    Dr Steven Gaff
    Mr Nicholas Garnham
    Mr David Gibbs
    Mr Stephen Gow
    & Mrs Mary Gow
    Ms Meredith Greenwood
    & Prof. Peter Rendell
    Dr Nicholas Gruen
    Mrs Jean Hadges
    Ms Ria Harrison
    Mr Roger Harrop
    Mr John Horacek
    The Hon Brian Howe AO 
    & Mrs Renate Howe

    Mr Chris Howlett
    Mr Walter Kane
    Mr Roger King OAM
    Ms Karen Large
    Mr James Lesh
    Mrs Susan Liepa & Mr Andris Liepa
    Ms Emily Lin
    Ms Joanne Luciani
    Ms Jessica Luu
    Mrs Margaret McNaughton
    Ms Judy Morton
    Ms Leah Muddle
    Ms Alexandra Murphy
    Ms Lou Oppenheim
    Mrs Lynette Payne
    Ms Alison Peake
    Mr Emilio Raviola
    Mr Tom Rendell
    Mr Warren Rixon
    Ms Janey Runci
    Mrs Pamela Saunders
    Slow Food Farmers' Market
    Mrs Rosalind Smallwood
    Mr Mike Smith
    Ms Antonia Syme
    Mrs Patricia Tooth
    Ms Barbara Trauer
    Mrs Maggie Vaiopoulos
    Ms Naomi Velaphi
    Mrs Charma Voller
    Ms Libby Ward-Christie
    Mr George Willox
    Dr Jin Woo
    Anonymous (7)

    Principal Government Partners

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

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

    Government Supporters

    Creative Victoria
    Public Record Office of Victoria

    City of Yarra

    Trusts & Foundations

    Principal Partner
    The Dara Foundation

    Major Partner
    The John T Reid Charitable Trusts
    The Copland Foundation

    Supporting Partners
    The Angior Family Foundation
    Australian Communities Foundation: Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family) Fund
    Copyright Agency Cultural Fund
    Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation 

    McLeod Family Foundation
    The Robert Salzer Foundation
    Sisters of the Good Shepherd
    Victoria's Heritage Restoration Fund

    Corporate Partners

    Allens Linklaters
    Egon Zehnder

    Studio Round
    Williams Boag Architects

    Corporate Supporters

    Art Guide Australia
    Australian Writers' Centre
    Bendigo Bank Clifroy
    City West Water

    Colour Factory
    Corporate AV
    Folk Architects
    Salesforce Foundation

    Event Partners

    3MBS Fine Music Radio
    Bursaria Fine Foods
    Convent Bakery

    Mornington Peninsula Brewery
    Terrace Gardens Florist

    Program Partners

    ButohOUT! Festival
    Kids’ Own Publishing
    Liquid Architecture
    Melbourne Fringe

    Midsumma Festival
    Next Wave
    Polyglot Theatre

    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

    Previous 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