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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, Philanthropy & Annual Giving 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
Paul Lee
Judy Sienkiewicz
Mrs Roslyn Warrick
Anonymous (5)

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
S & J Dale
Dr Michael Flacks
Judith Gedero
Robyn Glindemann
Gwenyth Greenwood
The Guy Family
Emi & Warren Jones
Colin & Jo King
Rachael Kirk & Tim White
Wolfgang Lehmkuhl
Deborah Marsh
Suzanne Nash
Tosi Nottage in memory of Edgar Nottage
Paula Phillips
Nigel & Dr Heather Rogers
Jacinta Sirr
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


Supporting our two-year Wagner project culminating in our production of Tristan & Isolde in 2018:

Gold circle

Gifts $5,000 - $9,999

Hon Jane Mathews AO
John Overton
Joyce Westrip OAM

Silver Circle

Gifts $2,500 - $4,999

Dr & Mrs P Breidahl
Stephen Davis & Linda Savage
The Richard Wagner Society of Western Australia (Inc)

Bronze Circle

Gifts $1,000 - $2,499

Shirley Barraclough
Constance Chapman
Lorraine Ellard
Gwenyth Greenwood
Mr M Hawkins
Dr Penny Herbert in memory of Dunstan Herbert
Dr John Meyer
Joshua & Pamela Pitt
Adrienne & Max Walters AM
Anonymous (2)

Wagner Friends

Gifts < $1,000

Camron Dyer
Jane & Allan Green
Rosemary Grigg & Peter Flanigan
Joseph Kelleher
Rae Metcalf
Mrs Barbara Wilcox
Anonymous (2)






Supporting our Education & Community
Engagement programs:

Jean Arkley
Ron & Penny Crittall
Ann Darby
Ken Evans
Robyn Glindemann
The Ionian Club Perth '81
The James Galvin Foundation
Barrie & Jude Lepley
Rosalind Lilley
McCusker Charitable Foundation
Simon Lee Foundation
Peter & Jean Stokes
Ruth Stratton
Anonymous (1)

Crescendo Giving Circle

Supporting our long-term music education program in Kwinana:

AOT Consulting Pty Ltd
Jean Arkley
Gavin Bunning Family
Kaylene Cousins
The Crown Resorts Foundation & Packer Family Foundation
Euroz Charitable Foundation
Madeleine King MP, Federal Member for Brand
Rosalind Lilley
Mrs Morrell
Pamela Pitt
Deborah & Miles Protter
Dr Lance Risbey
The Spivakovsky Jubilee
The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation
Anonymous (2)   


We thank our Patrons who have supported our Instrument fund: 

John Albright & Susan Lorimer - EChO Double Base and set of Trumpets
Deborah Marsh - Cor Anglais
Margaret & Rod Marston - Bass Clarinet
Peggy & Tom Stacy - Cor Anglais
Jean & Peter Stokes - Cello, Tuba, Tenor Trombone & Bass Trombone


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

Janet Holmes à Court AC
Peter Dawson
Barrie & Jude Lepley
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
Peter & Jean Stokes
Sue & Ron Wooller (Orchestral Chair Partners - Principal Bassoon)

Impresario Patron

Gifts $10,000 - $19,999

Gay & Bob Branchi
Gavin Bunning
Peter & Lesley Davies (Orchestral Chair Partners - Tutti Viola)
Gilbert George
Tony & Gwenyth Lennon
Joshua & Pamela Pitt

Maestro Patron

Gifts $5,000 - $9,999

Jean Arkley in memory of Tom Arkley
Bill Bloking
Ian & Elizabeth Constable
Moira & John Dobson
Bridget Faye AM
E & EA Fraunschiel
Mr & Mrs Hill
Dr Patricia Kailis
Keith & Gaye Kessell
Dr Ronny Low & Dr Emma Richardson
Bryant & Louise Macfie
Paula & John Phillips
Christine & Bernard Schelfhout
G. J. Seach
Richard Tarala & Lyn Beazley AO
Ros Thomson
Trish Williams
Anonymous (2)

Virtuoso Patron

Gifts $2,500 - $4,999

Dr Fred Affleck AO & Mrs Margaret Affleck
Neil Archibald & Alan R Dodge AM
David & Suzanne Biddles
Peter & Marjorie Bird
Dr G Campbell-Evans
Prof Jonathan Carapetis & Prof Sue Skull
Rev Dr John and Prof Rachel Cardell-Oliver
Mark Coughlan & Dr Pei-Yin Hsu
The late Diane Coxon
Stephen Davis & Linda Savage
Bev East
Roger & Ann Gillbanks
Robyn Glindemann
Brian & Romola Haggerty
Warwick Hemsley & Melissa Parke
Jacoba Hohnen & Stuart Cooksey
Sue Hovell
Peter Ingram
Jim & Freda Irenic
Eleanor John & Finn Barrett
Kelly Family
Michael & Dale Kitney
Stephanie & John Kobelke
Dr Richard & Patricia Lyon
Mrs Morrell
Anne Nolan
Tim Pavy & Cathy Cole
Dr Lance Risbey & Ms Elizabeth Sachse
Melanie & Paul Shannon
Gail & Tony Sutherland
Gene Tilbrook
Michael & Helen Tuite
Stan & Valerie Vicich
Joyce Westrip OAM
Andrew & Marie Yuncken
Anonymous (2)





Gifts $1,000 - $2,499

Caroline Allen & Sandy Dunn
Prue Ashurst in memory of Eoin Cameron
Margaret Atkins
Dan Bam
Noelle Beasley
Colin & Sarah Beckett
Tony & Mary Beeley
Kevin Blake
Matthew J C Blampey
Namy Bodinner
Peter & Eve Boland
Dr & Mrs P Breidahl
Jean Brodie-Hall AM
Dr Anne Chester
Peter & Sue Clifton
Arthur & Nerina Coopes
Hon June Craig AM
Maree Creighton & Kevin Davis
Brian Cresswell
Rai & Erika Dolinschek
Pamela Joy Douglas and Simon Douglas
Julian Dowse
Megan Edwards
Lorraine Ellard
The late Richard Farago
P & J Fisher
Don & Marie Forrest
Dr Andrew Gardner
George Gavranic
Jannette Gray
Deidre Greenfeld
Grussgott Family Trust
David & Valerie Gulland
Richard B Hammond
Pauline & Peter Handford
Dr Harry Hansen-Knarhoi
In memory of Eileen Hayes
Dr Penny Herbert in memory of Dunstan Herbert
Michael Hollingdale
Helen Hollingshead
John & Katrina Hopkins
Judith Hugo
Lilian & Roger Jennings
Warren & Emi Jones
Anthony Kane in memory of Jane Leahy-Kane
Bill Kean
David Keast & Victoria Mizen
Noelle & Anthony Keller AM
Irving Lane
Ann Lewis
Barry & Elizabeth Lydon
Graham & Muriel Mahony
Gregg & Sue Marshman
S. McWhirter
Betty & Con Michael AO
Mrs Carolyn Milton-Smith in loving memory
of Emeritus Prof John Milton-Smith
Hon Justice S R Moncrieff
Valmae & Geoffrey Morris
Jane & Jock Morrison
Lyn Murray
Val & Barry Neubecker
Marianne Nilsson
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
Barry & Dot Price
Dr Leon Prindiville
John & Alison Rigg
Bryan & Jan Rodgers
Gerry & Maurice Rousset OAM
Roger Sandercock
Her Excellency the Hon. Kerry Sanderson, AC
Dr R & J Schwenger
Margaret & Roger Seares
Glenice Shephard
Julian & Noreen Sher
Laurel & Ross Smith
Paul Smith & Denham Harry
Michael Snell & Vicki Stewart 
Geoff and Christine Soutar
Ruth Thomas
Clare Thompson & Brad Power
Gavin Toovey & Jaehan Lee
Mary Townsend
James & Rosemary Trotter
Maggie Venerys
Adrienne & Max Walters AM
Watering Concepts
Ian Watson
Dr Chris & Mrs Vimala Whitaker
Geoff Wilkinson
Dai & Anne Williams
Ian Williams AO & Jean Williams
Judith Wilton & David Turner
Hilary & Peter Winterton AM
Sara Wordsworth
In memory of youth concerts at the Capitol Theatre in the 1950s
Anonymous (22)





Gifts $500 - $999

Anne Acton
Geoff & Joan Airey
Catherine Bagster
Bernard & Jackie Barnwell
Shirley Barraclough
Mrs Berwine Barrett-Lennard
Pamela M Bennet
Michael & Nadia Berkeley-Hill
Elaine Bonds
Diane & Ron Bowyer
James & Gay Brown
Ann Butcher & Dean R Kubank
Michelle Candy
Nanette Carnachan
Claire Chambers & Dr Andrea Shoebridge
Fred & Angela Chaney
Dr Sarah Cherian
Lyn & Harvey Coates AO
Agatha & Alex Cohen AO
Helen Cook    
Gina & Neil Davidson
Jop & Hanneke Delfos
In memory of Arbutus Beaver Falatko
Maxine & Bill Farrell AM
Gavin & Susan Fielding
Joan Gagliardi
Jennifer & Stephen Gardiner
Isobel Glencross
Pitsamai & Kevin Green
Paul & Barbara Harris
Alan Harvey & Dr Paulien de Boer
Eric & Elizabeth Heenan
Rosemary Howarth
Cynthia Jee
Peter S Jones
B M Kent
Dorothy Kingston
Nelly Kleyn
Ulrich & Gloria Kunzmann
Trevor & Ane Marie Lacy
Louis & Miriam Landau
Martin & Ruth Levit
Megan Lowe
Ian & Judith Lunt
Mary Ellen in memory of Kerensa
Oliver & Sophie Mark
Geoff Massey
Jennifer McComb
Tony & Gillian Milne
Dr Peter Moss
Phuong Nguyen
Dr Walter Ong & Graeme Marshall
Brian & Diana Osler
Marjan Oxley
Bev Penny
Adrian & Ruth Phelps
John & Elizabeth Picton-Warlow
Tony & Val Ramshaw
Rosie Reeman
James & Nicola Ridsdill-Smith
Paul Roberts
Leigh Robinson
Chris & Serge Rtshiladze
Carole Sexton
The Sherwood Family
In memory of Judith Sienkiewicz
Jacinta Sirr
Paul & Margaret Skerritt
Hendrik Smit
Dr L Sparrow & Family
John & Elizabeth Spoor
Peggy & Tom Stacy
Eleanor Steinhardt
In Memoriam of Mr Andrew David Stewart
Janet Stewart
Lois Stout
Lisa & Andrew Telford
Ruth E Thorn
Gwen Treasure
Dr Robert Turnbull
Jan Turner
Patricia Turner
Margaret Wallace
John & Nita Walshe
Doris Walton
Diana Warnock
Anne Watson  
Joy Wearne
Patricia Weston
Margaret Whitter
Mrs Barbara Wilcox
Violette William
Janet Williams
Pari Willis-Jones
Margaret Wood
Kin Yung
Chris & Kathy Ziatis
Anonymous (24)


Gifts $40 - $499

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



Our acknowledgements page is updated regularly and every effort is taken to ensure accuracy.
If you would like to advise of an error or omission however, please fee free to contact our Philanthropy Team at or on (08) 9326 0016.
Last updated 04/01/18.

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