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Our Patrons

Philanthropic partnerships come in all shapes and sizes.

Whatever the shape or size, you are helping WASO make a difference and we thank you for your support. WASO’s philanthropy program continues to grow, supporting our vision now and into the future. It is an exciting time be a part of this community, to meet our musicians and to know you have helped your Orchestra to touch souls and enrich lives through music. Together we can do amazing things.

If you are interested in becoming a Patron or learning more about WASO Philanthropy, please contact

Alecia Benzie, Executive Manager, Philanthropy (08) 9326 0020 or
Jacinta Sirr, Fundraising & Philanthropy Manager (08) 9326 0014 or email
Sarah Tompkin, Planned Giving Manager (08) 9326 0017 or email

All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.

Endowment Fund for the Orchestra      

This fund includes major donations from:                                              

Tom & Jean Arkley
Janet Holmes à Court AC
Minderoo Foundation
Sagitte Yom-Tov Fund


WASO is extremely grateful for the
bequests received from the Estates of:

Rachel Mabel Chapman
Mrs Roslyn Warrick
Judy Sienkiewicz
Anonymous (4)

Symphony Circle

Recognising Patrons who have made
a provision in their Will to the Orchestra:

Ms Davilia Bleckly
Mr John Bonny
Dr G Campbell-Evans
Deirdre Carlin
Anita & James Clayton
Dr Michael Flacks
Judith Gedero
Robyn Glindemann
Gwenyth Greenwood
The Guy Family
Emi & Warren Jones
Colin & Jo King
Rachael Kirk & Tim White
Paul Lee
Wolfgang Lehmkuhl
Deborah Marsh
Tosi Nottage in memory of Edgar Nottage
Nigel & Dr Heather Rogers
Gavin Toovey & Jaehan Lee
Sheila Wileman
Sagitte Yom-Tov Fund
Anonymous (31)

Excellence Circle

Supporting excellence across all we do:

Jean Arkley
Bob & Gay Branchi
Janet Holmes à Court AC
Dr Patricia Kailis
Torsten & Mona Ketelsen
Rod & Margaret Marston
Michael Utsler
Leanne & Sam Walsh

Reach Out

Supporting our Education & Community
Engagement programs:

John Albright & Susan Lorimer – purchase of the EChO Double Bass
Jean Arkley
Ron & Penny Crittall
Ken Evans
Feilman Foundation
The James Galvin Foundation
Robyn Glindemann
The Ionian Club Perth '81
Barrie & Jude Lepley
Mrs Morrell
John & Alison Rigg
Simon Lee Foundation
The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation
Jean & Peter Stokes
Trish Williams - Strategic Interactions
Anonymous (1)

The WASO Song Book

We are grateful to those who have supported new
works commissioned for the Orchestra by WASO:

Janet Holmes à Court AC
Peter Dawson
Geoff Stearn
Anonymous (1)


The following Patrons donate to our Annual Giving program and their support is gratefully acknowledged:

Principal Conductor’s Circle                                                                      

Gifts $20,000+

Janet Holmes à Court AC                                            
John Albright & Susan Lorimer
Patricia New
Judy Sienkiewicz (dec.)

Impresario Patron

Gifts $10,000 - $19,999

Gay & Bob Branchi
Gavin Bunning
Peter & Lesley Davies (Orchestral Partnership Nik Babic)
Tony & Gwenyth Lennon
Margaret & Rod Marston
Joshua & Pamela Pitt
Trish Williams – Strategic Interactions

Maestro Patron

Gifts $5,000 - $9,999

Jean Arkley in memory of Tom Arkley
Bill Bloking
Dr Roland & Therese Brand
Ian & Elizabeth Constable
Moira & John Dobson
Tim & Lexie Elliott
Bridget Faye AM
Gilbert George
Warwick Hemsley & Melissa Parke
Dr Patricia Kailis
Kelly Family
Alison Kennedy
Keith & Gaye Kessell
Dr Ronny Low & Dr Emma Richardson
Bryant & Louise Macfie
Robert May
Paula & John Phillips
Peter & Jean Stokes
Richard Tarala & Lyn Beazley AO
Ros Thomson
Alan Whitham
Sue & Ron Wooller (Orchestral Chair Partner of Jane Kircher-Lindner)
Anonymous (4)

Virtuoso Patron

Gifts $2,500 - $4,999

Dr Fred Affleck AO & Mrs Margaret Affleck
Neil Archibald & Alan R Dodge AM
Tony & Mary Beeley
David & Suzanne Biddles
Peter & Marjorie Bird
Alan & Anne Blanckensee
Sally Burton
Dr G Campbell-Evans
Prof Jonathan Carapetis & Prof Sue Skull
Mark Coughlan & Dr Pei-Yin Hsu
Stephen Davis & Linda Savage
Richard Farago
Robyn Glindemann
Annette & Vincent Goerke
Brian & Romola Haggerty
Sue Hovell
Sylvia & Wally Hyams
Jim & Freda Irenic
Eleanor John
Michael & Dale Kitney
Irving Lane
Mrs Morrell
Jane & Jock Morrison
Anne Nolan
Tim Pavy & Cathy Cole
Dr Lance Risbey & Ms Elizabeth Sachse
Melanie & Paul Shannon
Gail & Tony Sutherland
Gene Tilbrook
M & H Tuite
Stan & Valerie Vicich
Ian Watson
Joyce Westrip OAM
Andrew & Marie Yuncken
Anonymous (2)

Principal Patron

Gifts $1,000 - $2,499

Ron & Sue Adams
Caroline Allen & Sandy Dunn
Prue Ashurst in memory of Eoin Cameron
Margaret Atkins
Dan & Gail Bam
Betty Barker
Noelle Beasley
Michael & Nadia Berkeley-Hill
Kevin Blake
Matthew J C Blampey
Namy Bodinner
Susy Bogle
Peter & Eve Boland
Dr & Mrs P Breidahl
Jean Brodie-Hall AM
James & Gay Brown
Marilyn & Ian Burton
Peter & Sue Clifton
Arthur & Nerina Coopes
Hon June Craig AM
Gay & John Cruickshank
Lesley & Peter Davies
Rai & Erika Dolinschek
Julian Dowse
Bev East
Megan Edwards
Lorraine Ellard
Dane Etheridge & Brooke Fowles
Annette Finn
P & J Fisher
Don & Marie Forrest
E & EA Fraunschiel
Dr Andrew Gardner
Roger & Ann Gillbanks
Graham & Barbara Goulden
Jannette Gray
Deidre Greenfeld
Grussgott Family Trust
David & Valerie Gulland
Richard B Hammond
Pauline & Peter Handford
In memory of Eileen Hayes
Dr Penny Herbert in memory of Dunstan Herbert
Jacoba Hohnen & Stuart Cooksey
Michael Hollingdale
Helen Hollingshead
John & Katrina Hopkins
J & S Huan
Cynthia Jee
Lilian & Roger Jennings
Anthony Kane in memory of Jane Leahy-Kane
Bill Kean
Noelle & Anthony Keller AM
Stephanie & John Kobelke
In memory of Eileen Hayes
Irving Lane
Paul Lee
Meg Lewis
Rosalind Lilley
Teresa & Jemima Loveland
Graham & Muriel Mahony
Gregg & Sue Marshman
Betty & Con Michael AO
Mrs Carolyn Milton-Smith in loving memory
of Emeritus Prof John Milton-Smith
Hon Justice S R Moncrieff
Valmae & Geoff Morris
Val & Barry Neubecker
Delys & Alan Newman

Dr Phil & Mrs Erlene Noble
John Overton
Ron & Philippa Packer
Michael & Lesley Page
Athena Paton
Rosemary Peek
Charmian Phillips in memory of Colin Craft
Pamela Platt
Thomas & Diana Potter
Alison & John Price
Barry & Dot Price
Dr Leon Prindiville
Chester Reeve
Joan Reyland
John & Alison Rigg
Leigh Robinson
Nigel & Dr Heather Rogers
Gerry & Maurice Rousset OAM
Roger Sandercock
Dr R & J Schwenger
Margaret & Roger Seares
Eve Shannon-Cullity
Glenice Shephard
Julian & Noreen Sher
Laurel & Ross Smith
P A I Smith & D A Harry
Michael Snell & Vicki Stewart 
Geoff and Christine Soutar
Ruth Thomas
Gavin Toovey & Jaehan Lee
Mary Townsend
James & Rosemary Trotter
Dr Robert Turnbull
Maggie Venerys
Adrienne & Max Walters
Diana Warnock
Watering Concepts
Ann Whyntie
Jean & Ian Williams AO
Jim & Gill Williams
Margaret Wilson
Judith Wilton & David Turner
Hilary & Peter Winterton AM
Anonymous (27)

Tutti Patron

Gifts $500 - $999

Geoff & Joan Airey
Ian Apps
Catherine Bagster
Merle I Bardwell (dec.)
Bernard & Jackie Barnwell
Shirley Barraclough
Mrs Berwine Barrett-Lennard
Colin Beckett
Pamela M Bennet
John & Sue Bird in memory of Penny Bird
Dermot & Jennifer Blackweir
Elaine Bonds
Diane & Ron Bowyer
Alison Bunker & Myles Harmer
Lucia Buralli
Ann Butcher & Dean R Kubank
Michelle Candy
Nanette Carnachan
Claire Chambers & Dr Andrea Shoebridge
Fred & Angela Chaney
Dr Sarah Cherian
Dr Anne Chester
Lyn & Harvey Coates AO
Agatha & Alex Cohen AO
Helen Cook
Brian Cresswell           
Gina & Neil Davidson
Professor Wayne Iwan Lee Davis FRSB
Jop & Hanneke Delfos
Judy Dolan
Simon & Pamela Douglas
Mrs G Ewen
Maxine & Bill Farrell AM
Joan Gagliardi
Jennifer & Stephen Gardiner
George Gavranic
Elaine Gimson
Isobel Glencross
Pitsamai & Kevin Green
David & Valerie Gulland
Alison Bunker & Myles Harmer
Alan Harvey & Dr Paulien de Boer
Eric & Elizabeth Heenan
John Hill
Christopher, Julie & Rosemary & Bronwyn Hudson
Mr John Hylton-Davies JP, VJ
Peter Ingram
Peter S Jones
Warren & Emi Jones
B M Kent
Dorothy Kingston
Nelly Kleyn
Ulrich & Gloria Kunzmann
John Kusinski & Annie Motherway
Trevor & Ane Marie Lacy
Louis & Miriam Landau
Martin & Ruth Levit
Ann Lewis
Megan Lowe
Ken & Yuko Lucas
Mary Ellen in memory of Kerensa
Geoff Massey
Jennifer & Arthur McComb
James Meneghello & Mabel Chew
S B Monger-Hay
André & Barbara Morkel
Dr Peter Moss
Phuong Nguyen
Marianne Nilsson
Peter O’Sullivan
Dr Walter Ong & Graeme Marshall
Marjan Oxley
Graham & Hildegarde Pennefather
Bev Penny
Adrian & Ruth Phelps
Alpha & Richard Pilpel OAM
Ann Rawlinson
James & Nicola Ridsdill-Smith
Paul Roberts
Chris & Serge Rtshiladze
Her Excellency the Hon. Kerry Sanderson, AC
Carole Sexton
The Sherwood Family
Paul & Margaret Skerritt
Hendrik Smit
Dr L Sparrow & Family
Peggy & Tom Stacy
Eleanor Steinhardt
In Memoriam of Mr Andrew David Stewart
Lisa & Andrew Telford
Ruth E Thorn
Patricia Turner
S R Vogt
Margaret Wallace
John & Nita Walshe
Anne Watson  
Joy Wearne
Patricia Weston
Dr Chris & Mrs Vimala Whitaker
B M Wilcox
Geoff Wilkinson
Violette William
Janet Williams
Dr Robyn Yeo & Ms Cyn Johnson
Chris Ziatis
Anonymous (25)


Gifts $40 - $499

Thank you to our community of over 700 Friends who support WASO with their gift.