Confederation Centre of the Arts Foundation was formed to oversee the endowment funds supporting the Centre. The Foundation's mandate is to accumulate, administer and invest capital assets, in perpetuity, to ensure the operation of the Centre and its vital arts and heritage programming for generations to come.
Areas of priority include:
- Supporting Canadian theatre and live performances
- Acquisitions and conservation of the Art Gallery
- Heritage Programming
- Youth Education and Training
- General Operations
Foundation Board of Directors The Foundation has its own board of directors, is legally incorporated with a set of by-laws, investment and endowment policies.
The Foundation welcomes donations at all levels to any of its existing endowed funds, or the opportunity to create a new endowed fund in your name, tailored to support your area of interest.
Matching FundsAll donations are eligible for up to dollar for dollar matching through the Endowment Incentives program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Foundation has pre-qualified to apply for these matching dollars annually. In the five years that the Foundation has been eligible for this exciting program, a match of .71/$1 (2011), .81/$1 (2012), $1/$1 (2013) $.88/$1 (2014) and $.97/$1 (2015) has been received.
Ways To Give There are many ways to contribute to the Foundation in support of the Centre's long-term endeavours: Financial gifts including cash, securities or real estate; Legacy gifts such as capital Naming Opportunities, Bequests, Gifts of Art, Life Insurance, RRSP, RRIF, Pension Plans and Charitable Gift Annuity.
What People Are Saying
"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."
— John F. Kennedy
"Since its opening, Confederation Centre of the Arts has been a marvelous resource and inspiration."
— Henry Purdy, donor since 1985
"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."
— Oscar Wilde
"Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life."
— Hannah Arendt
"I was here when the Centre opened its doors in 1964. The Centre has enriched the lives of my family for three generations."
— Lucille Hogg, donor since 1998
"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it."
— Robert Motherwell
"From a young age, our kids have enjoyed participating in the Confederation Centre's arts programs, and now as teenagers, they still enjoy all the Centre has to offer."
— Paulette Soloman, donor since 2010
"...fostering of those things that enrich the mind and delight the heart..."
— Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, 1964, at Centre Opening Ceremony