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*
Kate Alexander Daniels and David Daniels*
Tony and Anne Arrell, C.M.
Salah Bachir, C.M.
Charles Baillie, O.C. and Marilyn Baillie, C.M.*
Avie Bennett, C.C., O.Ont.*
Helen Burstyn, C.M. and David Pecaut, C.M.*
The David and Stacey Cynamon Family Foundation
Joan T. Dea and Lionel F. Conacher*
Ian and Kiki Delaney, C.M.
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 Fleck and Jim Fleck, C.C.*
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, O.C.*
Patrick and Barbara Keenan, C.M.
Michael and Sonja Koerner, C.M.*
Tiana Koffler Boyman and Marc Boyman

Joan and Jerry Lozinski
MacLaren McCann
Chetan and Clara Mathur*
Judy and Wil Matthews*
Sloan Mauran and Adrian Tauro
Rob and Cheryl McEwen, C.M.*
Joseph Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran
David and Audrey Mirvish, C.M., O.Ont.
Pierre L. Morrissette*
Gordon and Janet Nixon, C.M., O.Ont.
Nancy Pencer
Sandra Pitblado and Jim Pitblado, C.M.*
Jonas and Lynda Prince*
Richard Rooney and Laura Dinner*
Gary and Donna Slaight*
Geoff and Megan Smith
Howard Sokolowski, O.Ont. and Senator Linda Frum*
Marisa and Edward Sorbara*
Larry and Judy Tanenbaum, O.C.*
Eli and Philip Taylor
The Roy Thomson Family
Taylor Thomson
John and Elizabeth Tory Q.C.
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston, C.M., C.V.O, O.Ont and W. Galen Weston, O.C., C.V.O, O.Ont
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 Luminato before its inaugural season.

2018 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.

Luminato Emerging Artists Program ($200,000+) we are very grateful to the two anonymous donors who for three years are supporting our work with emerging artists

Luminato Creation Fund ($100,000+) we are very grateful to Gretchen Ross and Donald Ross, O.C., inaugural donors to our new Creation Fund enabling us each year to commission, develop and present new work.


  • Greg and Kate Sorbara
  • Gretchen and Donald Ross, O.C.
  • Anonymous (1)

  • Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak
  • John and Leanna Bayliss
  • Tony and Lina Gagliano
  • Lucille Joseph and Urban Joseph, O.C.
  • Joan and Jerry Lozinski
  • Mark and Vanessa Mulroney
  • Eli and Philip Taylor
  • Gary Slaight
  • Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Family
  • David and Robin Young


  • David Binet
  • Helen Burstyn, C.M. and Family
  • Holly Coll-Black and Rupert Duchesne, C.M.
  • Margaret Fleck and Jim Fleck, C.C.
  • Michael Foulkes and Linda Brennan
  • Roger and Kevin Garland
  • Anthony and Helen Graham*
  • Ronnen Harary
  • Eva Czigler and Peter Herrndorf, C.C., O.Ont.
  • Vahan and Susie Kololian
  • Peter and Jane Marrone
  • Don and Helen McGillivray
  • William Thorsell, O.Ont
  • Sandra Pitblado and Jim Pitblado, C.M.
  • Michael Cooper and Krystal Koo


  • Charles Baillie O.C, and Marilyn Baillie C.M.
  • Rena Bedard and Bill Dillane
  • Diane Blake and Stephen Smith
  • James and Susan Haldenby
  • Anthony Sargent CBE
  • Ginger Sorbara
  • Carol Wilding
  • John Donald and Linda Chu

CITY LIGHTS ($1,000+)

  • Walter Bowen and Lisa Balfour Bowen
  • Robert Foster and Julia Foster, C.M.
  • Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian
  • Betty-Ann Heggie
  • Roberto Martella
  • John Carter and Antoinette Tummillo
  • Elizabeth Tory


  • The Bennett Family Foundation 
  • Hal Jackman Foundation
  • J.P. Bickell Foundation 
  • RBC
  • SOCAN Foundation


  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Ireland Park Foundation
  • Ivey Connects Community Internship Program

OCTOBER 11, 2017


  • Tony and Lina Gagliano
  • Joe Natale and Melissa Martin


  • Peter and Jane Marrone
  • Mark and Vanessa Mulroney
  • Jonas and Lynda Prince


  • Mohammad & Najla Al Zaibak
  • Jordan Banks
  • Helen Burstyn
  • Peter Cortellucci
  • Cam & Alex di Prata
  • Amoryn Engel
  • Emmanuelle Gattuso, C.M.
  • Alex Graham & Karen Madorsky
  • Lucille & Urban Joseph, O.C.
  • Raj Kothari
  • Anthony Lacavera
  • Gallant Law