Lania Atkins and Robert Albert AO
Robert Albert and his wife, Elizabeth, are ongoing, generous philanthropists and sponsors of several events at Sydney Eisteddfod, most notably the Robert and Elizabeth Albert Junior Classical Ballet Scholarship.
"I have been passionate about the arts all my life. I took part in my first eisteddfod when I was eight and I began to realise how important it is for young people to have these experiences and how much confidence they gain.
"It was later in my life that I fell in love with ballet and so when the opportunity arose for me to support the ballet component of Sydney Eisteddfod, I was delighted!
"My inspiration is simply seeing what even a little bit of philanthropy can do.
"From my own experience, there is no greater reward then seeing the benefits of giving, and particularly, in donating to Sydney Eisteddfod. There are so many wonderful areas to get involved in and to follow the journeys of the people you're supporting is really very, very satisfying."