Support us

Our Supporters

Melbourne Fringe is a not-for-profit organisation with a support team we love as much as our mums. We couldn’t make the Festival happen without our amazing donors, so thanks. You’re the best, chuck out the rest.

Special Projects
Trades Hall Venue ($100,000+)

Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO

Design Fringe for Gender Equity ($25,000+)

Naomi Milgrom Foundation

ShowSupport ($5,000+)

Rosemary Forbes and Ian Hocking
Dr Jenepher Martin
Christopher Reed, Rosemary Walls, and Pinky Watson
Craig Semple
Rosemary Walls, and Pinky Watson

Ralph McLean Microgrants ($10,000+)

Supported by a significant gift from a Friend of Fringe.

Ralph McLean Microgrants ($5,000+)

Persephone Foundation


Thank you to Mark and Tamara Boldiston for their generous bequest to Melbourne Fringe.

To find out more about leaving a gift in your will, contact

Fringe Supporters
Creator – $10,000+

Canny Quine Foundation
Debbie Dadon AM
Jewel Box Performances
Phlyssa Koshland
Monica Lim and Konfir Kabo
James McCaughey

Discoverer – $5,000+

Sam and Monica Abrahams
Vallejo Gantner

Explorer – $2,500+

Sally Browne Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
David Hanrahan
Rupert Myer AO
Anonymous (1)

Innovator – $1,000+

John and Lorraine Bates
Jason Craig
Susanne Dahn, a giving fund in the APS Foundation
Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation
Luke Exell
Natalie Hickey
Fiona McGauchie and James Penlidis
Maggie Maguire OAM (of MOGGS, a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation)
Heather Martin
Filanthy Nalpantidis
Gideon Obarzanek
Promotix Pty Ltd
Anne Runhardt and Glen Reindel
Jacky and Rupert Sherwood
Toby Sullivan
Peter Wetenhall and Jo Horgan
Paul Wheelton AM KSJ and Angela Wheelton
Anonymous (1)

Rabblerouser – $500+

Simon Bedford
Nicole Birrell
Chris Cheers
Alison Currie
Eloise Curry
Carolyn and Peter Creswell
Wesley Enoch
Liza Gelt
David Geoffrey Hall
Stephanie Hamilton
Damien Hodgkinson
Mike Hyde
Helen Kolawole
Karen Large
Sonia Lindsay
Melissa McShane
Tye Norman
Kaylene O’Neill
Eddie Paterson
Ian Pidd and Sue Giles AM
Juanita Pope
Lucy Schnall
Sam Strong
Leonard Vary and Dr Matt Collins AM QC

Accomplice – $200+

Dennis Altman
Sophie Bainbridge
Megan Batchelor
Nicole Beyer
Michelle Buxton
The Camm Family
Richard Chambers
Caroline Chesterfield
Joseph Clifford
Helen Donnard
Helen and Matt Franzi
Laura Milke Garner
Wilma Giles-Corti
Rinske Ginsberg
Paul Gonzalez
Deb Green
Ian Greer
Emer Harrington
Jerry Hodgins
Toby Jeffs
Clair Korobacz and Dan Koop
Robyn Lansdowne
Benjamin Lee
Daniel Leighton
Pete Manasantivongs
Sam McMillan
Georgie Meyer
Jason Murphy
Sarah Neal
Tim Orton and Barb Dennis
Fiona Patten MP
Mark Pazolli
Julian Pocock
Andrea Proctor
James Ralston
Bertha Rubin and Ron Elisha
Andrea Stahel
Tim Stitz and Petra Kalive
Kate Torney OAM
Liz and Kevin Walsh
Julia White
Claire Wilcock
Anonymous (1)

Fringe Community – Up to $200

We would also like to thank all of our wonderful community of donors that give so generously. Thanks for your ongoing support.

You’re all legends.