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

    Principal Donors

    Ms Krystyna Campbell-Pretty
    Mrs Anne Kantor AO & Dr Milan Kantor OAM
    Mr David Laidlaw & Mrs Megan Laidlaw

    The Estate of Glenda Lindsay
    Mr Baillieu Myer AC & Mrs Sarah Myer
    Mr Peter Griffin AM & Ms Terry Swann

    Major Donors

    Mr Ric Begg
    Mr Marc Besen AC
    & Mrs Eva Besen AO
    Mrs Helen Brack
    Mr Thomas Brophy
    Mrs Mavourneen Cowen
    Ms Alison Duncan
    Ms Rosina Gilder
    Ms Diana Heggie
    Mr Hans Henkell & Mrs Petra Henkell
    Prof. Andrea HullAO
    Ms Karen Inge
    Mr Graeme Johnson OAM
    & Mrs Joan Johnson
    Ms Maggie Maguire OAM
    Ms Helen Marcou
    & Mr Quincy McLean

    Ms Victoria Marles
    Mr John McLeod & Mrs Paula McLeod
    Ms Pamela McLure
    Prof. Peter McPhee AM
    & Ms Charlotte Allen
    Ms Margaret McVey
    Ms Ann E. Miller
    Ms Patricia O'Donnell
    The Honourable Justice Michelle Quigley
    Ms Sally Romanes
    Mr Phillip Schudmak
    & Mrs Sue Schudmak
    Mr Greg Shalit
    & Ms Miriam Faine
    Lady Southey AC
    Mr and Mrs Terence Teo
    Mrs Moyna Wilson

    Key Supporters

    Ms Collette Brennan
    Mr Anthony Cullen
    Mr Robert Dimattina
    Mr David Gibbs
    Mrs Jean Hadges
    Ms Ruth Jones
    Mr Ronald Jones
    & Ms Georgina Whitehead

    Mr Peter Kelly
    Mr Peter McMullin
    Mr Mike Smith
    Mr Michael Sokulski
    & Mrs Kate Sokulski
    Dr Bob Sullivan


    Ms Jade Barnaby
    Mr Daniel Barnes
    Mr Dan Brooks
    Mr Brian Brophy
    & Mrs Mary Brophy
    Prof. Catherin Bull AM
    Mr Bruce Butler
    Mr Alastair Campbell
    & Ms Sue Campbell
    Mrs Suzy Chandler
    Roman & Freida Clarke
    Ms Suzanne Davies
    Prof. David de Kretser AC
    & Mrs Jan de Kretser
    Ms Sandie de Wolf AM
    Mr John Di Natale
    Mrs Nicky Dorevitch
    Ms Anne Dowling
    Mr Haydon Elliot
    & Mr Greg Moses
    Professor David Forrest
    Dr Steven Gaff
    Mr Nicholas Garnham
    Professor Jock Given
    Mr Stephen Gow
    & Mrs Mary Gow
    Ms Meredith Greenwood
    & Prof. Peter Rendell
    Mr J. Arnold Hancock OBE
    & Mrs Pat Hancock
    Mr Mark Hanson
    Ms Ria Harrison
    Mr John Horacek

    The Hon Brian Howe AO
    & Mrs Renate Howe
    Mr Chris Howlett
    Mr Stuart Kells
    & Mrs Fiona Kells
    Mr Roger King OAM
    Mr James Lesh
    Mr Andris Liepa
    & Mrs Susan Liepa
    Ms Emily Lin
    Ms Joanne Luciani
    Ms Jessica Luu
    Ms Judy Morton
    Ms Alexandra Murphy
    Mr Bruce Parncutt AO
    Mrs Lynette Payne
    Mr Emilio Raviola
    Mr Ian Renard AM
    & Mrs Diana Renard
    Mr Thomas Rendell
    Ms Janey Runci
    Ms Victoria Ryle
    & Mr Simon Spain
    Mrs Pamela Saunders
    Mrs Rosalind Smallwood
    Ms Antonia Syme
    Mrs Patricia Tooth
    Ms Naomi Velaphi
    Ms Judy Williams
    & Mr Peter Williams
    Mr George Willox

    Principal Government Partners

    Australian Government Department of Infrastructure:
    National Stronger Regions Fund
    Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy

    Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning: Living Heritage Fund

    Government Supporters

    Creative Victoria
    Australian Government Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development: Stronger Communities Programme

    Public Record Office of Victoria
    City of Yarra

    Trusts & Foundations

    Principal Partner
    The Dara Foundation

    Major Partner
    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 

    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
    City West Water
    Colour Factory
    Corporate AV

    Folk Architects
    Medibank Community Fund
    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