Why Give

Endowment and Planned Gifts

What better way to be remembered than through the arts? Through a current endowment gift or planned (deferred) gift, you can help enrich the cultural life of our city and broader community for current and future generations

Endowment Gifts

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The Roy Thomson and Massey Hall Foundation is a separate charitable organization responsible for managing the Corporation's endowment. The Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall Foundation exists to receive, hold and administer gifts, providing annual support to the programs of Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall.

The Foundation's Endowment Fund holds a pool of financial assets to be held for a period of 10 year of more, the earnings from which are given annually to the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. As this pool of assets grows, more can be earned and therefore more can be given. Gifts of $5,000 and more can be made to the Foundation for one of the existing funds. Creating a new named fund is possible for donations of $50,000 and more.

We are currently at the early stages of building our endowment. Please consider a endowment donation to the Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall Foundation that is well aligned with your personal interests such as supporting our education programs or our diversified music programming. A gift to the Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall Foundation may be made in the form of cash, securities or property.

Planned Gifts

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Planned gifts provide the opportunity for deferring an immediate gift and can provide opportunities to increase your income, earn valuable income-tax deductions and reduce your estate taxes all while philanthropically supporting the mission of our Halls. Planned gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts

Planned gifts can de directed in two ways:

  1. The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall for operations
  2. The Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall Foundation

If you are making a planned gift in your Will, you can direct your gift toward a particular fund or program (please check with us to ensure your gift can be used as intended), and you retain the ability to modify your gift if your circumstances change. Please contact the Development Manager at 416-593-4822 ext. 324 for more information.

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