The Governor and Ms Annus hosted a reception for the West Australian Ballet to launch their first Endowment, dedicated to the long term sustainability of the company.
At the event, two special announcements were made. The first was a $1.6 million commitment by the Bendat Family Foundation with the ability to create a permanent fund to support a Young Artist Scholarship for WAB in perpetuity. The second was a $500, 000 donation from the Wright-Burt Foundation and a further $2 million in matching funds until the end of the year. Ms Alexandra Burt is a patron for the Ballet.
This is the largest philanthropic gift ever given to the Company.
WA Business News – WA Ballet raises $4.1m for endowment fund (external link)
The Governor is patron of West Australian Ballet which is Australia’s oldest Ballet Company, founded in 1952.