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

Fringe Furniture for Gender Equality ($15,000+)

Naomi Milgrom Foundation

ShowSupport ($5,000+)

John and Lorraine Bates
Rosemary Forbes and Ian Hocking
Dr Jenepher Martin
Craig Semple

Ralph McLean Microgrants ($10,000+)

Michael Agar and Caroline Farmer

Ralph McLean Microgrants ($250+)

Jason Craig
Maggie Maguire OAM
Filanthy Nalpantidis
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+

Daniel Besen
Canny Quine Foundation
Debbie Dadon AM
Kestin Family Foundation
Linda Herd
Phlyssa Koshland
Jewel Box Performances
Craig Semple
Anonymous (2)

Discoverer – $5,000+

Sam and Monica Abrahams
Luke Exell
Vallejo Gantner

Explorer – $2,500+

Sally Browne Fund (of Australian Communities Foundation)
Maggie Maguire OAM (of MOGGS, a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation)
Nicholas Wimbush
Persephone Foundation

Innovator – $1,000+

Jane Bate and Eryl Morgan
Annie Bourke
Karilyn Brown
Dylan Cole
Susanne Dahn at the APS Foundation
Ron & Margaret Dobell
David Hanrahan
Mac Hay
Natalie Hickey
Catherine Hutchison
Fiona McGauchie and James Penlidis
Heather Martin
Carolyn Masel
Rupert Myer AO
Ian Pidd and Sue Giles
Jacky and Rupert Sherwood
Sam Strong
Rosemary Walls
Peter Wetenhall and Jo Horgan
Pinky Watson
Sue Woodward
Anonymous (1)

Rabblerouser – $500+

Simon Bedford
Jason Craig
Kirsty Ellem
David Geoffrey Hall
Stephanie Hamilton
Nick Hays
Damien Hodgkinson
Mike Hyde
Kaylene O’Neill
Lou Oppenheim
Eddie Paterson
Juanita Pope
Dr Jill Smith in honour of Joan Kirner
Fiona Sweet
Leonard Vary and Dr Matt Collins AM QC

Accomplice – $200+

Judy Avisar
Megan Batchelor
Sophie Bainbridge
Sally Basser
Nicole Beyer
Hugh and Elizabeth Bradlow
The Camm Family
Richard Chambers
Jessica Crowe
Alison Currie
Eloise Curry
Denise Damianos
Iliona Sombra Caroline de Lyons (my sweet petite)
Helen Donnard
Andrew Evans
Helen and Matt Franzi
Billie Giles-Corti
Rinske Ginsberg
Janet Granger-Wilcox
Deb Green
Antony Hamilton
Nick Hays
Jerry Hodgins
Troy Johns
Clair Korobacz and Dan Koop
Benjamin Lee
Daniel Leighton
Sonia Lindsay
Sabina Lunja
Matthew Lutton
Amy Maiden
Peter Manasantivongs
Georgie Meyer
Alice Nash
Kathleen Neal
Sarah Neal
Tye Norman
George O’Farrell
Vanessa Pigrum
Julian Pocock
Felix Preval
Bertha Rubin and Ron Elisha
Lucy Schnall
Emily Sexton
Maria Sola
Andrea Stahel
Tim Stitz and Petra Kalive
Leanne Taylor
Mike Wilson
Raymond Wilson
Anonymous (2)

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.