Festival Donors

Luminato is proud to recognize our festival donors. For the past 10 years, they have helped us develop, support and showcase extraordinary art for diverse and curious audiences. More importantly, they have kept the majority of our programs free for everyone to enjoy. For Luminato’s 10th anniversary, a number of individuals and families have once again pledged their support to ensure the continued strength and potential of Luminato. We are so grateful for their commitment.

Founding Luminaries

From the very beginning, donors have been at the heart of Luminato. Among the first to stand behind the Festival were the Founding Luminaries: art patrons and civic builders who share the vision of making Luminato one of the most important annual multi-arts festivals on the world stage. We remain truly grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their generosity.

Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak*
Tony and Anne Arrell
Salah Bachir
Charles and Marilyn Baillie*
Avie Bennett*
Helen Burstyn and David Pecaut*
The David and Stacey Cynamon Family Foundation
Kate Alexander Daniels and David Daniels*
Joan T. Dea and Lionel F. Conacher*
Ian and Kiki Delaney
Cam and Alexandra di Prata
John Donald and Linda Chu*
Gail Drummond and Bob Dorrance
The Duboc Family Foundation*
Lonti Ebers and Bruce Flatt
Margaret and Jim Fleck*
Kevin and Roger Garland*
The Ira Gluskin and Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Charitable Foundation
Anthony and Helen Graham*
Jay and Barbara Hennick and Family
Ian Ihnatowycz and Marta Witer
Lucille and Urban Joseph*
Patrick and Barbara Keenan
Michael and Sonja Koerner*
Tiana Koffler Boyman and Marc Boyman

Joan and Jerry Lozinski
Chetan and Clara Mathur*
Judy and Wil Matthews*
Sloan Mauran and Adrian Tauro
Rob and Cheryl McEwen*
Joseph Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran
David and Audrey Mirvish
Pierre L. Morrissette*
Gordon and Janet Nixon
Nancy Pencer
Sandra and Jim Pitblado*
Jonas and Lynda Prince*
Richard Rooney and Laura Dinner*
Gary and Donna Slaight*
Geoff and Megan Smith
Howard Sokolowski and Senator Linda Frum*
Marisa and Edward Sorbara*
Larry and Judy Tanenbaum*
Phil and Eli Taylor
The Roy Thomson Family
Taylor Thomson
John and Liz Tory
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston and W. Galen Weston
Robin and David Young*

BMO Financial Group
Dancap Productions Inc.
Falls Management Company
Ivey Foundation
MacLaren McCann
Manulife Financial
St. Joseph Communications
Tourism Toronto

* These visionary donors supported the Luminato Festival before its inaugural season.

2016 Festival Donors

Our donors have helped us create a milestone Festival, one that celebrates the inventiveness of the city that gave birth to Luminato. The 2016 Festival will leave an unforgettable legacy because of their investment in imaginative programming, in our residency at the Hearn Generating Station and in our vision for the future of Luminato. We are honoured to begin our second decade with their support.


  • Anonymous
  • Lucille Joseph and
    Urban Joseph, O.C.
  • Joan and Jerry Lozinski
  • Jonas and Lynda Prince
  • Gretchen and Donald Ross
  • St. Joseph Communications
  • Phil and Eli Taylor


  • Mohammad and Najla
    Al Zaibak
  • John and Leanna Bayliss
  • Avie Bennett
  • David W. Binet
  • Ms. Susanne Boyce and Dr. Brendan Mullen
  • Helen Burstyn and Family
  • Janice Lewis and Mitchell Cohen
  • Holly Coll-Black and Rupert Duchesne
  • Doris and Ed Daughney
  • Victor and Maureen Dodig
  • Glenna and George Fierheller
  • Margaret and Jim Fleck
  • Kevin and Roger Garland
  • Goring Family Foundation
  • James Hinds
  • Eleanor McCain
  • Donald and Helen McGillivray
  • Vanessa and Mark Mulroney
  • Sandra and Jim Pitblado
  • La Fondation Sackler/The Sackler Foundation
  • Anthony Sargent CBE
  • Sylvia Soyka
  • Liz Tory
  • Jorn Weisbrodt and Rufus Wainwright
  • Robin and David Young


  • Marina Abramović
  • Charles and Marilyn Baillie
  • Rena Bedard and Bill Dillane
  • Diane Blake and Stephen Smith
  • Helen Burstyn and Family
  • Wendy M. Cecil
  • Neera and Deepak Chopra
  • Matteo Corvino and Jérôme Zieseniss
  • Gail Drummond and Bob Dorrance
  • Robert and Julia Foster
  • Anthony and Helen Graham
  • James and Susan Haldenby
  • The Hayden Family Foundation
  • Vahan and Susie Kololian
  • Roberto and Lucia Martella
  • Nancy Pencer
  • Janice Price and Ian Findlay
  • Colleen Sexsmith
  • Greg and Kate Sorbara
  • Elen Steinberg
  • William Thorsell
  • Antoinette Tummillo and John Carter
  • Carol Wilding
  • Peter Wilkinson – Manulife



  • Mark and Vanessa Mulroney
  • Jonas and Lynda Prince
  • David and Angela Feldman
  • Tony and Lina Gagliano

City Lights

  • Guy Beaudin
  • Walter M. and Lisa Balfour Bowen
  • Susan Crocker and John Hunkin
  • Rags Davloor
  • Julia Deans
  • Eric Dionne
  • Andrew Gotowiec
  • Margot Haldenby
  • Mike Harris
  • Peter Herrndorf and Eva Czigler
  • Claire Hopkinson
  • Lila Maureen Kenny
  • John Kromkamp
  • John B. Lawson
  • Marina Mahler
  • Susan McClean
  • Tenny Nigoghossian
  • Susan Sarandon