Private Giving – Patrons and Benefactors

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on the generosity of Patrons, Benefactors, Sponsors, trusts and grants to deliver our annual high quality programme. They help us to deliver transformational moments and unforgettable experiences to the region.

With about 14% of our income dependent on private donations, these are vital to ensure the continuing success of the Festival of Colour and Aspiring Conversations.

Benefactors

  • Anonymous
  • Carol Angland & Ross Carrick
  • John and Laurel Gilks
  • George & Kay Horsburgh
  • Rob & Jean Johnstone
  • Matt Kenealy & Louise Kane
  • Jack Lethbridge Trust
  • Alison & Peter O’Brien
  • Trevor Scott & Diana McLachlan
  • Kate & Michael Sidey
  • Judith & Ian Shawe
  • Richard & Di Somerville
  • Dame Adrienne Stewart
  • Ann-Louise Stokes & Shaun Gilbertson
  • Mark & Sally Verbiest
  • Sir Tim and Prue Wallis
  • Peter & Jane Wardell


Patrons

  • Sally Angus
  • Clare Allison
  • David & Sue Baker
  • Jan Baird & Pamela Yeomans
  • Judith Bateman & Philip Toomer 
  • Jackie Boyd & Richard Woodward
  • Penny Deans & Andrew Gawith
  • Marilyn & Peter Duncan
  • Annabel Elworthy & Prue Wilson
  • Charlotte Farrell
  • Lynne & Ralph Fegan
  • Anna Findlay
  • Susan Gathercole
  • Ros Gellatly
  • John & Marelda Gallaher
  • Pip & Alistair Gillespie
  • Mary & Scott Gilmour
  • Peter & Dee Gordon
  • Ket & Sandy Hazledine
  • Peter & Kirsty Hazledine
  • Tim Herrick
  • Anna Hiatt & Jono Robertson
  • Dr. Ruth Highet 
  • Marieke Hilhorst & John Ombler
  • Lyn Hill & John Carter
  • Allen & Joyce Hogan
  • John & Annabel Holland
  • Hugh & Mary Holmes
  • Wayne & Jane Hudson
  • Mike & Ali Jameson
  • Carroll Joynes & Abby O’Neil
  • Robert Kaplan & Dorothy Fennell
  • Errol & Jan Kelly
  • Peter King & Lauren Sleeman
  • Doug & Kate Lovell
  • Fred & Margaret McElrea
  • Sandy McKay
  • Andrew & Karen McLeod
  • Rod & Heather Macleod
  • Janet Malloch & Brian Anderson
  • Julian and Susanne Miles
  • Rosa & William Miller
  • Rob Norman
  • Wendy Norwood
  • Leigh & Nicky Overton
  • Ron & Sue Pynenburg
  • Barney Rivers & Ruth Siems
  • Cheryl Robert
  • Jerry and Shirl Rowley
  • Philip & Josie Sanford
  • Mike & Jane Saunders
  • Ann & John Scandrett
  • Gill & Ted Simpson
  • Linda Simpson
  • Adam & Annabel Spiers
  • Susan Stark
  • Janet Sutton
  • Helen Tait
  • Meg Taylor
  • Simon Telfer & Joanne Shearer
  • Graeme & Barbara Thompson
  • Kay Thomson & Nigel Zega
  • Jill & Allen Voss
  • Sue Webb
  • Matt Whimp & Sarah Kemp
  • Trevor Williams & Rosemary Ahern
  • Judith Williamson
  • Annabel Wilson
  • John & Penny Wilson
  • Owen & Averil Wright

Thank you to our supporters!

Will you please join us in bringing the best in arts and ideas to our region?

Become a Patron of the Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust and support the 2022 Aspiring Conversations and the 2023 Festival of Colour.

Your $600 Patron donation will help us bring more wonderful festivals to the Wanaka community in 2022 and 2023.

To thank you, our Festival team are excited to make sure you:

  • Receive two invitations to the programme launch
  • Enjoy a priority booking period for ticket purchases
  • Be acknowledged on the Festival website, in the programme and on the sponsor board
  • Receive two invitations to Festival functions
  • Receive regular newsletters updating you on the Festival progress
  • Priority notification and booking to off-year touring performances

Become a Benefactor of the Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust and support the 2022 Aspiring Conversations and the 2023 Festival of Colour.

Your $2500 Benefactor donation will help us bring more wonderful festivals to the Wanaka community in 2022 and 2023.

To thank you, our Festival team are excited to make sure you receive all of the Patron benefits (listed above), plus:

  • a personalised booking service, including a selection of reserved seating in the Lake Wanaka Centre and the Pacific Crystal Palace
  • the opportunity for exclusive meet and greet opportunities with Festival performers
  • you receive a tax receipt so you can claim back the tax on the donation

Be one of those who gets behind us and helps sustain us! If you would like to join us as a Patron or Benefactor now please click here.

You can also pay online by direct deposit to the Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust at 03 1739 0063151 00. Or, if you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact Operations Manager, Abbey Lewis, on abbey@festivalofcolour.co.nz, or phone her on 03 443 4172.