The Board of Directors of Stratford Summer Music would like to mark in a special way the conclusion of John’s founding and leading Stratford Summer Music to be a Canadian and internationally recognised music festival of value and importance to our city, our province and our country.
With John’s support and encouragement, the Directors have created, and are administering, a separate Fund whose resources are available to Stratford Summer Music in the future whenever any significant, temporary need arises and is worthy of support.
All the proceeds of this Fund are to be interim resources, always to be repaid when the supported activity or transition phase is fulfilled or completed. In other words, the balance of this Legacy Fund and its future invested growth are not part of our operational budget.
Gifts to the Fund are charitable donations and will receive full receipts for income tax donation purposes when sent to Stratford Summer Music. Details are at the foot of this page.
This is “The John A. Miller Legacy Fund“ which is being independently invested, in trust, for Stratford Summer Music with the Ontario Arts Foundation, an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Culture.
We believe this Legacy Fund is a clear way to ensure the future of a dynamic, strong and financially viable Stratford Summer Music festival.
We invite gifts of any amount from anyone who, like us, believes that what John Miller has built should go into the future with every prospect of success and strength. Together, let’s raise this Fund as the clearest way to ensure a Legacy for what John has accomplished since 2001.
Marcel van Hulle
Past Chair, Board of Directors.