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 that create our shows, and the youth who will be the future of theatre. We welcome gifts online, by phone, through the mail, gifts of shares and stock, or planned gifts. Whatever you choose, your gift will help support Education initiatives—such as LEAP, Musical Theatre Intensive, and Creative Teens Theatre—and our New Play Development program. All gifts of $20 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

When you donate, you also have the option to join our monthly giving program! With a small commitment each month, you can help us bring theatre to the stage year-round. It’s easy, convenient, and flexible!

Donate Online or by Phone

We welcome gifts online or by phone, just call our Development team at 604.687.5315, ext. 847.

Mailed Donations

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: Kathy MacKenzie
BMO Theatre Centre
203 – 162 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H6

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:

Tax Savings Calculator


How to make a gift of shares

  1. Complete the attached 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.

  2. 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: Sahar Farajollahi, BMO Nesbitt Burns-Investment Representative
    Phone: 604.443.1525
    Fax: 604.443.1515

  3. 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.

Double Your Impact! Employee Matching Programs

Many of Canada’s leading companies and their foundations match contributions made by their employees and retirees to charitable organizations like the Arts Club. Check with your employer to learn how you can make your gift go further!

The following companies will match gifts made by their employees and retirees:

BCE Inc.
Benjamin Moore and Co.
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Tire Corporation
Carrier Canada Limited
Chase Manhattan Corporation
Chrysler Canada Limited
CHUBB Insurance Co. of Canada
Citibank
Computer Associates International
Dow Chemical Canada Inc.
Dow Corning Canada
Eaton Corporation
Fidelity Investments
Ford Motor Company of Canada
General Electric Canada, Inc.
H.&R. Block, Inc.
Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Ltd.
IBM Canada Limited
Investors Group Inc.
J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.
Kodak Canada Inc.
Labatt Limited/John
Lafarge Canada, Inc.
London Life Insurance
Maritime Life
Metropolitan Life Insurance
Microsoft Corporation
Molson Companies
Morgan Bank of Canada
Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.
Motorola Canada
National Bank of Canada
Nesbitt Burns
Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp.
PCL Construction Group
Pfizer Canada, Inc.
Proctor & Gamble
Standard Insurance
Sun Life Assurance
TELUS
Waste Management, Inc.
Xerox Canada Inc.