2023 Festival Donors

Luminato is grateful for the philanthropic spirit of our community who enabled Luminato to provide the city and its guests with new perspectives and challenging ideas, alongside excitement and inspiration.

To learn more, contact Sophie Brzozowski at [email protected].

Gifts of $100,000+

Ian and Kiki Delaney, C.M.
Donald K. Johnson OC LLD
Justice Fund
The Slaight Family Foundation

Gifts of $50,000+

Mohammad and Najla
Al Zaibak
Joan and Jerry Lozinski
Sandra and Jim Pitblado, C.M.
The Azrieli Foundation
Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Family Foundation
The Rossy Foundation

Gifts of $20,000+

Eva Czigler and Peter Herrndorf, C.C. O.Ont
Lucille and Urban Joseph, O.C
Cheryl and Robert McEwen, C.M.
Gretchen and Donald Ross, O.C.
Nancy Pencer
Tim and Frances Price
Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation
The Michelle Koerner Family Foundation
Hal Jackman Foundation
Kingfisher Foundation   

Gifts of $10,000+

John and Leanna Bayliss 
David Binet
Paul Boniferro
Susanne Boyce and Brendan Mullen
Linda Chu and John Donald
D.H. Gales Family Foundation
The George Cedric Metcalf Foundation
J.P. Bickell Foundation
Tony and Lina Gagliano
Kevin and Roger Garland, C.M.
Anthony and Helen Graham 
Tiana Koffler Boyman and Marc Boyman 
Don Schmitt and Cheryl Atkinson
The Bennett Family Foundation
The McLean Foundation 






Immersive Circle

Sara Angel 
maxine bailey 
Balfour Bowen Family Foundation
Council for Canadian American Relations 
Ronald Barry 
S.M. Blair Family Foundation 
McLean Smits Family Foundation
Helen Burstyn, C.M. and family 
Cecily and Robert Bradshaw
Holly Coll-Black and Rupert Duchesne, C.M. 
Denton Creighton and Kristine Vikmanis
Richard and Donna Ivey 
Shelley Ambrose and Douglas Knight, C.M. 
The Lindy Green Family Charitable Foundation
Jim Leech and Deb Barrett 
Peter Mansbridge
Helen and Donald McGillivray 
Laurence and Judy Siegel 
David Simmonds 
Celia Smith and Whitney Smith 
Nalini Stewart 
Eli and Phil Taylor 
Carol Wilding 

City Lights

Heather Alloway
Elizabeth Asseltine
Peggy Baker
Robert Barr
Huguette Blanco
Naomi Campbell 
Nick Chambers 
Bob Crawley
Destination Toronto
Audrey Devlin
Victoria Dinnick 
Pamela Earle
Leah Faieta 
Barbara Fingerote 
Daniel Gatto 
Claire Hopkinson 
Sherrie James 
Karen Leitner 
Steve Lico 
Jessica Litwin 
Michael Lockhart
Brenda Ludlow 
Kamla Makhan
Richard Matthews
Andrea Margles
Ray McAuliffe
Marci McDonald 
Deanne Moser 
Tenny Nigoghossian 
Sonia Sakamoto-Jog 
Robert Sandolowich
Anita Shack 
Sarah Stanley 
Maureen Simpson
and Almos Tassionyi 
David Spence
Alan Teder



Gifts in Honour of Peter Herrndorf 

Alexandra Baillie
Sharen Berkowitz 
Susanne Boyce and Brendan Mullen
Ditte and Paul Cloutier 
Denton Creighton and Kristine Vikmanis 
Lili and Barry Garfinkle
Donald K. Johnson OC LLD
Mary S. Lamont 
Smadar Peretz 
Donna and Gary Slaight 
Victoria Steele
The Renette and David Berman Family Foundation
Richard and Justine Giuliani Foundation 
Natasha Udovic
John Clyde Wagner 


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, C.M.*
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
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 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*

Founding Corporate Luminaries

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.