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 Elisa Natarelli at enatarelli@luminato.com

Discovery Pillar, Emerging Artists Fund



Muse Supporter


Kiki and Ian Delaney, C.M. 
Sandra and Jim Pitblado, C.M. 
Gretchen and Donald Ross, O.C. 
The Michael Young Family Foundation 

Lodestar Supporter


Louise MacCallum and Michael Barnstijn 
Alice and Grant Burton 
The Hal Jackman Foundation 
Joan and Jerry Lozinski 
Larry and Judy Tanenbaum and Family 

Supernova Supporter


David W. Binet 
Richard W. and Donna Ivey 

Gold Patron Circle


Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak 
Douglas Knight and Shelley Ambrose 
John and Leanna Bayliss 
The Bennett Family Foundation 
Helen Burstyn, C.M. and Family 
Tony and Lina Gagliano 
Kevin and Roger Garland, C.M. 
Anthony and Helen Graham, O.Ont. 
Eva Czigler and Peter Herrndorf, C.C. 
Lucille and Urban Joseph, O.C. 
the McLean Foundation 

Patron Circle


Jason Maghanoy and Malak Abu Shakra 
maxine bailey 
The S.M. Blair Family Foundation 
Diane Blake and Stephen Smith 
Tiana Koffler Boyman and Marc Boyman 
Michael Foulkes and Linda Brennan 
Holly Coll-Black and Rupert Duchesne, C.M. 
The K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation 
Peter Mansbridge, O.C. 
The F.K. Morrow Foundation 
Partners in Art 
Celia Smith 
Carol A. Wilding 

City Lights


Bruce Alexander 
Elizabeth Asselstine 
Alan Barthel 
Naomi Campbell 
Judith C. Cole 
Victoria Dinnick 
Sherri Freedman 
John Goldsmith 
Anna Jarmain 
Mark Hammond 
Sarah Jean Harrison 
Glenn Hodgins 
Claire Hopkinson 
Valerie McIlroy 
Elisa Natarelli 
Sherrie James
Edward Kerwin 
Roger Mattiusi 
John Martin 

Beth McCarthy 
Sophia McKernan 
Marie Moliner 
Leslie Monkman 
Kirsten Moy 
Luisa and Fausto Natarelli 
Margaret Nicholson 
Tenny Nigoghossian 
Amanda Mae O’Reilly 
Helen Ostovich 
Leah Faieta and Dylan Schoenmakers 
John Sewell 
Sharon Smith 
Sarah Stanley 
Maureen Simpson and Almos Tassonyi 
Natasha Udovic 





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.