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We truly appreciate the many individuals and foundations who support the Stratford Festival, the new Tom Patterson Theatre, the Relaunch Campaign and our endowment foundation.  We are honoured to acknowledge the cumulative gifts and pledges of a very special group of committed donors whose contributions over the years have truly made a difference and will continue to have a significant impact on our future.  

We also sincerely appreciate the generous donors who support the annual funding priorities of the Stratford Festival and the art that is produced on our stages, in the Meighen Forum and through our digital offerings.  

The following lists reflect gifts and pledges in support of the 2022 Season made up to February 15, 2022. 

Gifts made through the Stratford Festival of America are marked with an asterisk (*).

$20 Million +

Ophelia & Mike Lazaridis

$10 Million to $19,999,999

Daniel Bernstein & Claire Foerster*
Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation

$5 Million to $9,999,999

The Birmingham Family
Robert G. E. Murray & the late Marion Murray
Richard Rooney & Laura Dinner
Sandra & Jim Pitblado

$2.5 Million to $4,999,999

The Marilyn & Charles Baillie Fund
Jane & Raphael Bernstein and the Parnassus Foundation*
Estate of Mona Louise Campbell
Estate of Estelle H. Cohen*
The Schulich Foundation
Robert & Jacqueline Sperandio*
Mary Winton Green & David Green*

$1 Million to $2,499,999

Richard & Mona Alonzo*
Sylvia D. Chrominska
Dalio Foundation*
Mary Ann & Robert Gorlin*
Rita & Rudy Koehler
Janet & Richard Lint
The Richard James Mackler Endowment Fund for the Stratford Festival
Estate of Nina Martin
The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation
Drs. M. L. Myers & the late W. P. Hayman
The Northpine Foundation
The Honourable David & Shelley Peterson
Martie & Bob Sachs*
Andy & Helen Spriet
Matilda R. Wilson Fund*
Anonymous (2)

GIFTS IN SUPPORT OF THE 2022 SEASON $1 Million to $2,499,999

Ophelia & Mike Lazaridis

$250,000 to $999,999

The Schulich Foundation

$100,000 to $249,999

Daniel Bernstein & Claire Foerster*
Robert & Jacqueline Sperandio*

$50,000 to $99,999

Phyllis & Robert Couzin
John & Therese Gardner*
Mary Ann & Robert Gorlin*
The Harkins/Manning Families in memory of Jim & Susan Harkins
The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation
The Jentes Family*
The Henry White Kinnear Foundation
Dr. Desta Leavine in memory of Pauline Leavine
The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation
Martie & Bob Sachs*
Barbara & John Schubert*
Sylvia Soyka
Riki Turofsky & Charles Petersen
The Westaway Charitable Foundation
Catherine & David Wilkes
Estate of E. Joan Williams

$25,000 to $49,999

Karon C. Bales & Charles E. Beall
Sylvia D. Chrominska
Priscilla Costello
Donner Canadian Foundation
M. Fainer
Jo Harris*
The Fabio Mascarin Foundation
John R. McConnell Foundation
The Philip & Berthe Morton Foundation
Dr. M. L. Myers
Estate of Clarence Pace
Dr. Robert J. & Roberta Sokol*
The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation*
Alice & Tim Thornton*
Diana Tremain
Douglas Ian Watson
R. Howard Webster Foundation
John H. Whiteside

$10,000 to $24,999

Patrick & Barbara Keenan Foundation
The McLean Foundation
Sandra Rotman in honour of Louis Applebaum through The Louis Applebaum Visiting Artists Program
Peter & Carol Walters*

$1000 to $9999

Estate of Muriel Kassimatis
The New World Foundation, September 20th Fund*
Ben, Jennifer & Stanley Silverman*
Rheo Thompson Candies