Stratford Summer Music is a not for profit, registered charity. Along with the support of various levels of government we rely on and are grateful for our supporters for everything from financial gifts, to volunteer work, billeting, advertising, in- kind gifts and Aeroplan miles in order to present 6 weeks of the best in Canadian and International music each summer.
Stratford Summer Music believes everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy musical performances. As a result, at least half of our presentations are free or Pay What You Can, and the remaining tickets are priced as reasonably as possible. Ticket sales account for just over 20% of our total revenue. This means that other sources of income for the festival such as individual donations, corporate sponsorships and government grants are vital to keep ticket prices low. Your contribution will be acknowledged in our performance programme and online. All financial gifts will be recognized with an official tax receipt for the maximum amount allowed by Canada Revenue Agency.
Mobile Homme 2017, photo credit: Scott Wishart
DONOR LEVELS AND BENEFITS
Join a community of like-minded music lovers in support of Stratford Summer Music.
Piccolo: up to $249
Tax receipt (over $20)
Acknowledgement on our website
Piano: $250 to $499
Acknowledgement on our website
Exclusive E-blasts (offers, information, updates)
Mezzo Piano: $500 - $2,499
All of the Piano benefits plus:
Opening Night invitation
Opportunity for print and online recognition of performance or event within a series. (i.e. piano recital, cabaret performance, etc)
Skip-the-line booking: Access to exclusive tickets and offers before the general public
Forte: $2,500 - $4,999
All of the Mezzo Piano benefits plus:
Two complimentary tickets to either the show you are supporting or another of equal or lesser value (brunches excluded)
Invitations to special opportunities throughout the year
First priority for wait lists for sold-out performances
On stage acknowledgement
Priority seating at General Admission events (by pre-arrangement)
Fortement: $5,000 - $9,999
All of the Forte benefits, plus:
Print and online recognition for your support of a series
(i.e. Piano Series, Cabaret Series, BachWalks)
Four complimentary tickets to either the show you are supporting or another of equal or lesser value (brunches excluded)
Signed merchandise (CD, Vinyl, etc.) from the artist you are supporting
Opportunities to meet the artists, based on availability
Complimentary Souvenir Poster
Fortissimo: $10,000 - $24,999
All of the Fortement benefits, plus:
Six complimentary tickets to either the show you are supporting or another of equal or lesser value (brunches excluded)
We would be happy to discuss a tailored recognition package for your support
Grand Fortissimo: $25,000+
All of the Fortissimo benefits, plus:
We would be happy to discuss a tailored recognition package for your support.
Donations are welcomed in a variety of ways. You may want to consider a monthly donation.
Should you wish to discuss the transferring of securities or estate planning as your method of donation, please email Judy Matheson at email@example.com
BY PHONE: Call us at 519.271.2101 and we’ll be happy to process your donation through your credit card.
REGULAR MAIL: Send us a cheque by mail to Stratford Summer Music, Box 1013, Stratford, ON, N5A 6W4
IN PERSON: Our office is located at 19 Waterloo Street South, Stratford (at Water Street)
Stratford Summer Music is presented by The Stratford Arts Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization.
Charitable Registration #87819-7417 RR001
For more information, please contact Judy Matheson, General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.271.2101.