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Individual Giving


Sydney Festival’s philanthropic program offers you the opportunity to join a growing number of like-minded private donors who support our vision.

Get closer to the Festival and its artists and enjoy a range of benefits to enhance your Festival experience while allowing us to present productions that might otherwise be out of reach.

This year, our donors attended exclusive events including an artists' soiree hosted by Principal Philanthropic Partner Peter Freedman AM, our artist party at Government House and the Ballet & Art in Auckland international tour.

"I'm supporting the country that gave me everything and the city that I love" – Peter Freedman AM, Owner and Founder of RODE Microphones

For further information on joining the fun, please contact Head of Philanthropy, Marita Supplee, on 02 8248 6510 or marita.supplee [at]

Sydney Festival is a deductible gift recipient. Sydney Festival believes that the portion of donations stipulated as tax-deductible, will be tax-deductible but makes no warranty in this regard. It is the responsibility of the donor to take its own tax advice. Donations are non-refundable.

If you would like to support, download, complete and return this form.

By post: Sydney Festival, Level 5, 10 Hickson Road, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
By fax: +61 02 8248 6599
By email: marita.supplee [at]

Alternatively, call Marita Supplee on 02 8248 6510 for further information.


Sydney Festival wishes to thank the following individuals, foundations and organisations for their generous philanthropic gifts over the last 12 months:

Principal Philanthropic Partner

Peter Freedman AM 


Consulate General of the United States of America

CRM Foundation

Neilson Foundation 


Scully Fund


Antoinette Albert

Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron

Peter Hunt AM

The Michael Crouch Family

The Martin-Weber Family 

Roslyn Packer AC



Robert Albert AO and Libby Albert

Altaire Productions

John Barrer

Larissa Behrendt and Michael Lavarch AO

Wesley Enoch

Tom Hayward and Fiona Martin-Weber

David Hazlett

David Kirk MBE and Brigit Kirk

Elizabeth Laverty

Adam and Vicki Liberman

Dr Kathryn Lovric and Dr Roger Allan

Julianne Maxwell

David Mathlin and Camilla Drover

Penelope Seidler AM

Dr Jennifer and Peter Solomon


The Arcadia Group

Marco Belgiorno-Zegna AM and Angela Belgiorno-Zegna

Jonathan and Judith Casson

Diane Eilert

Roslyn and Alex Hunyor

Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM and Peter Lowry OAM

Robyn Martin-Weber

John and Jo Millyard

Victoria Taylor

Villa & Villa P/L

Kim Williams AM and Catherine Dovey

Ray Wilson OAM


Anne Blau

Damien Butler

Paddy Carney

Angela Clark

Darren Dale

Terry and Dianne Finnegan 

Christina Green

Julian Knights

Rajni and Pawan Luthra

Sandy Martin

Ann McFarlane 

Lyndall McNally 

Mary Read

Justine Roche

Christopher Tooher 

John Walton

Make a Donation


Sydney Festival is a non-profit organisation – we receive some core funding from the NSW Government and the City of Sydney for which we are extremely grateful, but this represents only about a third of the total funding.

to continue to present an arts and entertainment program each January that celebrates summer across Sydney, enriching the lives of the city’s residents and visitors. Make a tax deductible donation to Sydney Festival via GiveNow.

Would you like the opportunity to join a group of like-minded private donors who support our vision and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits? Consider joining our philanthropic program.

If your workplace uses the Good2Give giving platform, you can set up regular giving to Sydney Festival here

If you have any questions about donating to Sydney Festival, please contact Marita Supplee on 02 8248 6510 or marita.supplee[@]


Sydney Festival would not be possible without our dedicated and generous volunteers, who contribute their time to engage with our patrons and help create better customer experiences. A huge thanks to our wonderful 2019 volunteer team.

Volunteer applications for 2020 will open again in October 2019. Please sign up to our enews here or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be alerted when we open applications.


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