Orchestra Victoria

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Philanthropy has been a key proponent of quality orchestral and chamber music for thousands of years. We are inspired by our magnanimous philanthropic community.

Philanthropy is a vital part of Orchestra Victoria. It is only with the support of individuals, trusts and foundations and legacy gifts from bequests that we can go beyond our core; performing alongside our esteemed partners: The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and Victorian Opera. We rely on philanthropy to carry out work outside of the pit: to provide world class music to Victorians across the state and continue our mOVe education program for aspiring young musicians in regional areas.

Individuals who give to Orchestra Victoria are welcomed into our ‘Orchestra family’ and enjoy invitations to engage with the company and our musicians throughout the year. There are many ways to get involved and we would love to meet you and hear about your passion for the Orchestra. Please get in touch, join us and discover how you can help ensure the long term sustainability of our beloved Orchestra.


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Annual Giving

At the heart of the Philanthropy program lies our Annual Giving program which is the most important way to support the company as it underpins the everyday operations of the company. Our staff get to know our Annual Giving Patrons and Supporters, enjoying many special moments together, in support of the Orchestra and players.

If you would like to join our Annual Giving family, please contact Nick Hays directly.

Nick Hays
Philanthropy Manager

61 3 9669 2732   0438 529 645 

Email Nick

Planned Giving

Created out of your love for Orchestra Victoria, a Planned Gift through your will can be the most generous gift you ever make. Funds received from bequests are not spent, but invested in our Foundation building a sustainable and perpetual source of income. The impact over the long term is transformational and shapes the company we become tomorrow.

Whether you choose to give anonymously or publicly, please notify us of your gift so we can thank you and provide special opportunities for you to meet our musicians and enjoy being an important part of Orchestra Victoria.

If you would like to learn more, please contact us for a confidential discussion with our Philanthropy Manager.

Download Planned Giving information pack

Trusts and Foundation Giving

Orchestra Victoria encourages and actively pursues open discussions with funding bodies, trusts, foundations, associations and individuals with Private Ancillary Funds or established funds managed by grant-making organisations.

If you or your organisation aims to achieve community outcomes through artistic programs, please contact us for a confidential discussion.

Please see our Financial Supporters page where we celebrate our generous donors.




The Judith & Alasdair McCallum Fund
Lesley & Bob Qualtrough Bequest

Hamilton and Western District Fund

Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation


Mrs Neilma Baillieu Gantner


G C Bawden & L de Kievit
Lesley M Bawden
Canny Quine Foundation
Cusack-Muller Bequest


Con Grazia
Gifts $25,000

Lady Southey AC

Con Vivo
Gifts $10,000-$24,999

Ms Linda Herd

Con Brio
Gifts $5,000-$9,999

Dr Alastair Jackson AM
The Mercer Family Foundation
Igor & Jenny Zambelli

Con Moto
Gifts $1,000-$4,999

Ms Jane Edmanson OAM
Gaye & John Gaylard
Hans & Petra Henkell
Michelle & Ian Moore
Mrs Margaret S Ross AM
Elizabeth & Hank Van Herk
Dr Victor & Dr Karen Wayne OAM

Con Amore
Gifts to $999

Peter & Ivanka Canet
G Croft
Ms Sarah Monaghan
Kerryn Pratchett
Prof Greg Reinhardt
Megan Steller


The Conductor's Podium
Gifts $35,000+

Mr Robert Albert AO RFD RD & Mrs Elizabeth Albert

The Concertmaster's Ensemble
Gifts $10,000+

Mr Richard Guy OAM & Ms Claire Guy
Ms Linda Herd
Dr Peter A Kingsbury
Avner Klein & Maria Pannozzo
Don & Angela Mercer
Mrs Margaret S Ross AM

Principal Patrons
Gifts $5,000-$9,999

Gaye & John Gaylard
Hans & Petra Henkell
Dr Alastair Jackson AM
Judith & Alasdair McCallum

Gifts $1,000-$4,999

David and Cindy Abbey
Matthew & Joanne Angus
Marc Besen AC & Eva Besen AO
Tom Bruce & Beth Brown
Peter and Ivanka Canet
Mr Jim Cousins AO & Mrs Libby Cousins
Ed & Marj Eshuys
Peter Griffin AM & Terry Swann
Louis J. Hamon OAM
Russell & Jenni Jenkins
Peter & Carmel Johnson
G Croft
Peter McLennan & John Lander
Michelle & Ian Moore
Prof David Penington
Lady Potter AC CMRI
Kerryn Pratchett
Mr John Redman
Jan & Keith Richards
Adrienne Shaw
Libby Smith
P & J Spark
Bruce & Leona Sterling
Sarah Tehan
Elizabeth & Hank Van Herk
Igor & Jenny Zambelli

Gifts $100-$999

Michael Atyeo
Marja Berclouw
J Blain
Edward & Hazel Brentnall
Miss Ann Darby
Ms Di Delmonte
Mrs Liz Dexter
Ms Marianne Dunn
Ms Jane Edmanson OAM
Dr Jane Gilmour OAM
In memory of Alan Gobbe
Valerie Guthrie
Mr Haskins OAM & Mrs Haskins
Mr Stuart Jennings
Marlene Krelle
Ms Celia Lamprell
M Ruth McIndoe
Mrs Mary Pendavingh
Beryl Power
Greg J Reinhardt
Hanna Reptis
Ian Baker & Cheryl Saunders AM
Superlative Group Shepparton
Mr Leon Velik
Lyn Williams AM
Mr Henry Winters


Besen Family Foundation
The William Buckland Foundation
Gandel Philanthropy
Gwen & Edna Jones Foundation