Our supporters

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
Dr Christopher Baker (Bequest)
Simon Cowen
Vallejo Gantner
Diana Heggie
David Laidlaw & Megan Laidlaw
Sally Romanes
Janette Norma Tourrier (Bequest)

Major Donors

Alexander Patton & Anna Lucas
Marc Besen AC & Eva Besen AO
Collette Brennan
Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
Suzy Chandler
David Constantine & Hannah Constantine
Rosina Gilder
Peter Griffin AM & Terry Swann
Robert Hocking & Tina Hocking
Karen Inge
Graeme Johnson OAM & Joan Johnson
Ruth Jones
Peter Kelly
Maggie Maguire OAM
Prof. Peter McPhee AM & Charlotte Allen
Victoria Marles
Judy Matear & family
John McLeod & Paula McLeod
Pamela McLure
Ann E. Miller AM
Baillieu Myer AC
Cynthia Nadai
Phillip Schudmak
Antonia Syme AM
Chris Thomas AM & Cheryl Thomas
Jerome Tymms
Wayne Vincent
Judy Williams & Peter Williams AM
George Willox
Anonymous (1)

Key Supporters

Ros Abercrombie
Australian Writers’ Centre
Ric Begg
Michael Cowen
Anthony Cullen
John Di Natale
Alison Duncan
Haydon Elliot & Greg Moses
John Garbutt & Marion Garbutt
Vivienne Halat
Rose Hiscock
Renate Howe AO
Emeritus Prof. Andrea Hull AO
Cameron Jackson
Ronald Alan Jones
Prof. Stuart Kells
Emily Lin
Margaret McNaughton
Alexandra Murphy
Bernadette Ogden
The Hon. Justice Michelle Quigley QC
Hayden Raysmith AM
Gregory Shalit & Miriam Faine
The Shamatha Group
Michael Smith OAM
Michael Sokulski
Ilona Topolcsanyi & Colin Hopkins
Lorrae Wild

Friends

David Baile
Robyn Bainbridge
Alison Barber
Heather Barton
Ryan Batchelor
Nancy Black
Justin Blumfield
Judith Bomball
Arthur Braun
Margot Breidahl
Robert Brown
Patricia Browne
Louise Buckle
Dr. Catherin Bull AM
Bruce Butler
Sallie Butler
Andrew Christie
Dr. Julie Contole
Abigail Cooper
Michelle Cubberley
Alan Daley
Suzanne Davies
David de Kretser
Sandie de Wolf AM
Lynette Faye Dean
Anna Dollard
Anne Dowling & Tom Dowling
Susan Earl
Anthony Evans
Ken Ferguson
Prof. David Forrest
Jim Freemantle
Jeanette Fry
Kath Fyffe
Nicholas Garnham
Robyn Gawenda
Caroline Gawne
Luke Gianfriddo
Alison Gibb
Stephen Gow & Mary Gow
Camilla Graves
Matthew Grazia
Andrew Gunn
Natalie Hilton
Debra Hirschfelder
Greg Hordacre
Dr. Irene Irvine
Walter Kane
Roger King
Angela Kirsner & Richard Kirsner
Shona Kohler
Anna Kopinski
Rachel Kwei
Genevieve Lacey
Jeanne Lee
Giovanna Luciani
Martin Lukas
Jessica Luu
Peter Marburg
Milosh Milisavljevic & Karen Milisavljevic
Patricia Miller
Traudl Moon OAM
Judy Morton
Marc-Michael Muehlhaeuser
Christine Mullen
Tim Northeast
George Novakovic
Christine Nurse
Clare O’Dwyer
Rema O’Neill
Rosamund Palmer
Fiona Patten
V Prentice
Emilio Raviola
Ian Renard AM
Tom Rendell
Lee Ridder
Gary Rimmington
Kirsty Rivers
Warren Rixon
Janey Runci
William Russell
Daniel Saks
Pam Saunders & Barry Saunders
Pamela Saunders
Hannah Schwartz
Señor BBQ Catering & Entertainment
Gina Settle
Anne Sherman
Terry Shields
Bruce Sims
Kelli Strugnell
Dr. Bob Sullivan
Peter Sutton
Takashi Takiguchi & Yumi Umiumare
Dr. David Ware
Gregor Whyte
Moyna Wilson
Amanda Witt
Fiona Wood
Lissa Zass
Anonymous (12)

 

Trusts & Foundations

Principal Partners

The Dara Foundation
The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust

Major Partners

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
Creative Partnerships Australia
The Copland Foundation

Supporting Partners

The Angior Family Foundation
The Bowness Family Foundation
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
NB Gantner Family Trust

Associate Partners

Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family) Fund: a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
The Hamer Family Fund: a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
McLeod Family Foundation
Inner North Community Foundation
Henkell Family Fund: a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation

Corporate Partners

Allens Linklaters
Deloitte
Ellis Jones
FDC Construction & Fitout
Impact Investing Australia
Maddocks
Social Impact Hub
Williams Boag Architects
Vincent Painting

Corporate Supporters

Arbortryst Pty Ltd
Community Bank Clifton Hill -North Fitzroy
Reground
Colour Factory

Event Partners

3MBS Fine Music Radio
Convent Bakery
Kawai
MAV Melbourne
Peter Rowland Group

Program Partners

Afro Hub
APAM
Australian National Academy of Music
ButohOUT!
The Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA)
Channels Festival
Dancehouse
Forest Collective
Keir Choreographic Award
Kids’ Own Publishing
Liquid Architecture
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Midsumma Festival
Next Wave
Polyglot Theatre
Project Eleven
Sangam Festival

Government Project Supporters

Australia Council for the Arts
Australian Government through the Australian Heritage Grants Program
Creative Victoria
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
City of Yarra

Foundational Supporters

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
Anne Kantor AO
The Dara Foundation
Roger Allen AM
Joanna Baevski
John Calvert-Jones AM & Mrs Janet Calvert-Jones AO
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE
Lady Southey
Victor Spitzer
Allens
Australand
Clemenger BBDO
Colliers International
Connell Wagner
Herbert Smith Freehills
Federal Green Corps Program
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 Trusts
The Trust Company as trustee of the Fred P Archer Charitable Fund

Here is just a sample of what we have achieved with your help...

Keep it Green: Urban Sanctuary

Magdalen Laundry Restoration Stage One