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.

2017 Festival Donors

Luminato is proud to recognize our festival donors who have helped 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. We are so grateful for their commitment.


  • Anonymous


  • The Renette and David Berman Family Foundation
  • Joan and Jerry Lozinski


  • Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak
  • Charles and Marilyn Baillie
  • John and Leanna Bayliss
  • Avie Bennett
  • David W. Binet
  • Helen Burstyn and Family
  • Holly Coll-Black and Rupert Duchesne
  • Jim and Margaret Fleck
  • Anthony and Helen Graham
  • Lucille Joseph and Urban Joseph, O.C.
  • Donald and Helen McGillivray
  • Sandra and Jim Pitblado
  • Greg and Kate Sorbara
  • Sylvia Soyka


  • Diane Blake and Stephen Smith
  • Neera and Deepak Chopra
  • John Donald and Linda Chu
  • Goring Family Foundation
  • James and Susan Haldenby
  • Vahan and Susie Kololian
  • Janice Lewis and Mitchell Cohen
  • Vanessa and Mark Mulroney
  • Anthony Sargent CBE
  • Elen Steinberg
  • Richard Thomson, O.C. and Heather Thomson
  • William Thorsell
  • Carol Wilding
  • Peter Wilkinson


  • Rena Bedard and Bill Dillane
  • Robert and Julia Foster


  • Walter M. and Lisa Balfour Bowen
  • Peter Herrndorf and Eva Czigler
  • Julia Deans
  • Michael and Reilly Goldsmith
  • Martha Haldenby
  • Jack and Jennifer Schoenmakers
  • Liz Tory
  • E.J. Alon


  • The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation
  • The McLean Foundation
  • Elinor Gill Ratcliffe C.M., O.N.L., LLD (hc)
  • RBC Foundation
  • SOCAN Foundation

MAY 31, 2017


  • Tony and Lina Gagliano
  • Joe Natale and Melissa Martin


  • Mark and Vanessa Mulroney
  • Jonas and Lynda Prince


  • Mohammad & Najla Al Zaibak
  • Jordan Banks
  • Helen Burstyn
  • Peter Cortellucci
  • Cam & Alex DiPrata
  • Amoryn Engel
  • Emmanuelle Gattuso 
  • Alex Graham & Karen Madorsky
  • Raj Kothari
  • Gallant Law