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)
Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
Simon Cowen
Vallejo Gantner
Diana Heggie
Mark Henry
Peter Griffin AM & Terry Swann
Victoria Marles AM
Sally Romanes

Major Donors

Alistair Baird
Marc Besen AC & Eva Besen AO
Collette Brennan
Suzy Chandler
David Constantine & Hannah Constantine
John Garbutt & Marion Garbutt
Rosina Gilder
Robert Hocking & Tina Hocking
Graeme Johnson OAM & Joan Johnson
Ruth Jones
Peter Kelly
Maggie Maguire OAM
Pamela McLure
Prof. Peter McPhee AM & Charlotte Allen
John McLeod & Paula McLeod
Pamela McLure
Ann E. Miller AM
Baillieu Myer AC
Cynthia Nadai
Alexander Patton & Anna Lucas
Phillip Schudmak
Jerome Tymms
Wayne Vincent
Judy Williams & Peter Williams AM
George Willox
Anonymous (1)

Key Supporters

Ros Abercrombie
Australian Writers’ Centre
Robyn Bainbridge
Joanne Bechaz
Ric Begg
Anthony Cullen
Alison Duncan
Haydon Elliot & Greg Moses
David Fanany
Vivienne Halat
Rose Hiscock
Emeritus Prof Andrea Hull AO
Cameron Jackson & Kerryn Jackson
Prof. Stuart Kells
Karen Large
Emily Lin
Judy Matear & family
Christine Mullen
Alexandra Murphy
Tim Northeast
Bernadette Ogden
Caylie Panuccio
The Hon. Justice Michelle Quigley QC
Hayden Raysmith AM
The Shamatha Group
Michael Smith OAM
Michael Sokulski
Antonia Syme AM
Christopher Thomas AM & Cheryl Thomas
Ilona Topolcsanyi & Colin Hopkins
Lorrae Wild
Anonymous (1)


David Baile
Alison Barber
Heather Barton
Ryan Batchelor
Nancy Black
Elliot Bledsoe
Justin Blumfield
Caroline Bommes
Dr Margot Breidahl
Dr. Catherin Bull AM
Bruce Butler
Sallie Butler
Janet Campbell
Andrew Christie
Jo Condon
Dr Julie Contole
Abigale Cooper
Sandie de Wolf AM
Lynette Faye Dean
Faye Deane
Sue Deane
Melinda Di Vita
John Di Natale
Anne Dowling
Susan Earl
Anna Dollard
Anne Dowling & Tom Dowling
Anthony Evans
Mike Faris
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
Ray Helliwell
Natalie Hilton
Greg Hordacre
Debra Hirschfelder
Renate Howe AO
Greg Hordacre
Dr. Irene Irvine
Kyle Johnston
Walter Kane
Roger King OAM & Therese Virtue OAM
Angela Kirsner & Richard Kirsner
Genevieve Lacey
Jeanne Lee
Giovanna Luciani
Martin Lukas
Jessica Luu
Philip Martin
Bernadette McGrath
Jane McMahon
Nicholas Mierisch
Milosh Milisavljevic & Karen Milisavljevic
Amanda Moody
Traudl Moon OAM
Judy Morton
George Novakovic
Christine Nurse
Tim Northeast
George Novakovic
Christine Nurse
Clare O’Dwyer
Rema O’Neill
Fiona Patten
Lyn Payne
Lucia Perera
Giselle Pinto
V Prentice
Emilio Raviola
Ian Renard AM
Naomi Richards
Gary Rimmington
Kirsty Rivers
Janey Runci
William Russell
Pam Saunders & Barry Saunders
Pamela Saunders
Olivia Schwab
Hannah Schwartz
Señor BBQ Catering & Entertainment
Gina Settle
Anne Sherman
Terry Shields
Bruce Sims
Dr. Bob Sullivan
Takashi Takiguchi & Yumi Umiumare
Dr. David Ware
Heather Whitfield
Gregor Whyte
Moyna Wilson
Fiona Wood
Gavin Wood
Josh Wright
Anonymous (9)


Trusts & Foundations

Principal Partners

The Dara Foundation
The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust

Major Partners

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (Eldon & Anne Foote Trust)
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
Ellis Jones
FDC Construction & Fitout
Impact Investing Australia
Social Impact Hub
Williams Boag Architects

Corporate Supporters

Colour Factory
Vincent Painting

Event Partners

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

Program Partners

Australian National Academy of Music
Forest Collective
Kids’ Own Publishing
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Midsumma Festival
Polyglot Theatre
Sangam Festival

Government Project Supporters

Australia Council for the Arts
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund — an Australian Government Initiative

Creative Victoria
Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning: Living Heritage Grants Program

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
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