Jane Hansen established the Melbourne Theatre Company Foundation in February 2016 and remains the inaugural chair.
One of the first initiatives of this foundation was to create a general endowment fund with the donation of a $1 million gift from the Hansen Little Foundation, the largest single donation from a private donor in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s (MTC) history.
The creation of a general endowment fund is in accordance with the Hansen Little Foundation’s belief in the need to establish a source of funding devoid of the artistic risk associated with any arts organisation.
This gift from the Hansen Little Foundation will help realise the MTC’s vision of securing a strong, sustainable and artistically vibrant future. Theatre inspires imagination and innovation, teaches people to be compassionate, and can challenge common beliefs and perceptions. It brings people together, sparks discussion and debate and helps people learn about the world in which they live.
The Hansen Little Foundation is proud to support organisations like MTC that have real, positive impact on the community and people’s lives.