WAYS TO GIVE + WHY
When you donate to the Arts Club, your gift makes a difference. Every dollar goes directly toward the work on our stages, the artists who create our shows, and the youth who will be the future of theatre. Your gift will help support Education initiatives and our New Play Development program. All gifts of $20 or more will be acknowledged with a tax-deductible receipt. See below for a list of the ways you can make a difference!
Donate Online or by Phone
We also welcome cheques payable to the Arts Club Theatre Company, cash, and all major credit cards. Please print this form and send it along with your gift to:
Arts Club Theatre Company
Attn: Catherine Gautreau
BMO Theatre Centre
203 – 162 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H6
When you donate, you have the option to join our monthly giving program, the Arts Club GEMs (Giving Every Month). Each month we will make ongoing and automated deductions from your credit card. You're in control of your contributions at all times. You choose the monthly donation amount and the date of deduction (the 1st or 15th of each month). At the beginning of each calendar year, you will receive one consolidated tax receipt for your monthly donations from the previous year. If you need to make any changes to your monthly donations, please contact us at 604.687.5315, ext. 847, or email@example.com.
Gifts of Shares and Stock
Did you know that gifts of shares are the best way to maximize your tax savings? Find out how much you are eligible to save with our calculator:
How to make a gift of shares
Complete the attached form | Word Document form (you may need your broker’s assistance) and deliver it to your broker or financial advisor to notify them of your wish to make a gift of securities to the Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Society.
Your broker should contact and deliver the form to our agent, BMO Nesbitt Burns. Please ask that they also forward the form to the Arts Club, so as to notify us.
For account of: The Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Society
Contact: Linda Chen, BMO Nesbitt Burns, Associate Investment Advisor
Once the securities have been transferred to the foundation's brokerage account, BMO Nesbitt Burns will advise us in writing of the receipt of the securities and the closing bid value on the day the securities were received into our account.
We will issue an official receipt to you for income tax purposes. The value will be determined when the security is received in our account.
Employee Matching Programs
Many Canadian workplaces match contributions made by their employees and retirees to charitable organizations like the Arts Club. Speak to your employer to see if Matching Fund Programs are available at your company.
Fundraising in our 60th Season
In honour of our diamond anniversary season, 50 cents of every dollar donated will go into the Arts Club Theatre Foundation. Funds in the Foundation are endowed in a permanent fund. The Arts Club Theatre Society is the sole beneficiary of the Foundation, which disburses income each year to be used for a variety of initiatives like the Denis Simpson Fund, Bill Millerd Artist Fund, Silver Commissions, and more.
Why put funds in the endowment? An endowment fund is a permanent fund that can help ensure a consistent stream of income that can be used to support the Arts Club’s mission for years to come. Because the capital is invested and the principal investment is never drawn down, the fund provides stability and commitment for our future. Since we still require funds for our annual operations, like costs relating to producing the shows on our stages, we are only moving 50 cents of every dollar to the endowment.
The programs are supported by our endowment and annual operating funds:
- Denis Simpson Fund apprenticeships so BIPOC emerging artists can break into the theatre industry
- Silver Commissions so playwrights can write new plays
- Bill Millerd Artist Fund grants so artists can hone their skills at any point in their careers
- Free education programs, like the Arts Club Drama Club for equity-deserving youth
- Hundreds of costumes for the productions on our stages
- Designers, technicians, and backstage crew for each show
- Subsidized tickets for youth to attend our productions
- Artistic development programs like the Emerging Playwrights’ Unit