Levels of Inspiration

Young artists displaying their work

Your generous contribution to any of our 5 distinct donation experiences, each tailored to a unique artistic focus, make a huge impact to your community. From supporting the Performing Arts through the Producer’s Circleaiding Visual Arts as an Art Benefactorbolstering Arts Education with the Inspiring Tomorrow’s Artists and Leaders – Kaleidoscope in the Schools (KITS)contributing to the popular Great Artist Music Series through Fortissimo!, to choosing the Creative Virtuoso (The “I Want It All” Package) for an all-encompassing experience—your gift allows you to champion the cause that resonates most with you.

As a valued donor, you can review the associated benefits for each gift level below. Donations exceeding $5 come with a full tax receipt, although please note that benefits are subject to change.

For additional information, please contact Glenn Coulson, Development Officer at 705.795.3022 or glenn@auroraculturalcentre.ca. We thank you for your role in enhancing the artistic vibrancy of our community!

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The Kaleidoscope in the Schools (KITS) Program

INSPIRING TOMORROW’S ARTISTS AND LEADERS

KITS is a dynamic initiative aimed at bringing the magic of arts and culture directly into our local schools. Through this program, we aspire to cultivate an early appreciation for various forms of artistic expression, nurturing our children’s creative talents, and equipping them with essential skills to become the artists and leaders of tomorrow. Our initiatives feature music, dance, and theatre workshops and immersive cultural experiences – all taught by leading industry professionals. 

The world needs more dreamers, creators, and leaders. By supporting KITS, you are not only nurturing these qualities in our youth, but you are also investing in a brighter, more vibrant future – a world coloured by the diverse and innovative ideas of tomorrow’s artists and leaders. 

Arts in Education | KITS Program

Every donation, no matter the size, has the power to inspire a child’s artistic journey. But beyond the financial aspect, your contribution signifies your belief in the potential of our young people to create, innovate, and lead. 

Creative Spark $120 (or $10/month) 

  • Charitable tax receipt  
  • Exclusive updates on the progress of our Kaleidoscope in the Schools program through our quarterly supporters-only newsletter Insider Spotlight” from Stage to Studio to School insider info 
  • Recognition in our annual report and on our website 
  • Advanced ticket purchase opportunity for the Aurora Cultural Centre presented events and the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club 

Imagination Igniter $300 (or $25/month) 

  • All the benefits of the previous tier 
  • Special thank you from the students and schools to appreciate your generosity 

Artistic Pioneer $600 (or $50/month) 

  • All the benefits of the previous tiers 
  • Personalized thank you from KITS performers 

Cultural Visionary $1000 or ($83/month) 

  • All the benefits of the previous tiers 
  • 1 VIP ticket to one Patrons of the Arts Supper Club experience with Aurora Cultural Centre’s Executive Director, artists, and other distinguished guests 
  • Special invitation to one Aurora Cultural Centre exclusive workshop 
  • A personalized, guided tour of the Aurora Cultural Centre’s exhibitions and facilities, including behind-the-scenes access in the new Aurora Town Square (opening Q2 2024)

The Fortissimo! Circle featuring the 
Great Artist Music Series

THE BONNIE AND NORBERT KRAFT DOLLAR MATCHING CAMPAIGN

Seize this extraordinary opportunity to breathe life into the sublime realm of classical music at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Your generous contribution has the power to elevate our renowned Fortissimo! Program and the Great Artist Music Series (GAMS) to new heights of excellence. In joining the Fortissimo Circle, you aren’t merely extending your support; you’re forging a vibrant community around the profound beauty of music. 

But here’s the crowning touch – thanks to the incomparable Bonnie and Norbert Kraft, Grammy Award winners par excellence, your philanthropy is supercharged. Every dollar you gift transforms into two, creating an echo of support that reverberates throughout our community.  

Fortissimo! Performer Philip Chiu

This gives you the option to direct their contribution to the Fortissimo Program and Great Artist Music Series. Join us on this on a wondrous journey of classical music. 

Applause  $120 (or $10 per month) 

  • Charitable tax receipt  
  • Access to our quarterly supporters-only newsletter Insider Spotlight” from Stage to Studio to School insider info 
  • Recognition in our annual report and on our website 
  • Advanced ticket purchase opportunity for the Aurora Cultural Centre presented events & the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club 
  • Automatic access to live-streamed performances (as available) 

Encore  $300 (or $25 per month) 

  • All the benefits of the previous tier 
  • Invitations to supporter-only events 

Standing Ovation $600 (or $50 per month) 

  • All the benefits of the previous tiers 
  • Exclusive backstage tours 
  • Personalized thank you from performers 

Bravo  $1000 (or $83 per month) 

  • All the benefits of the previous tiers 
  • Priority seating at our events 
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities with performers 
  • 1 VIP ticket to the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club experience with Aurora Cultural Centre’s Executive Director, artists, and other distinguished guests 
  • A personalized, guided tour of the Aurora Cultural Centre’s exhibitions and facilities, including behind-the-scenes access in the new Aurora Town Square (opening Q2 2024) 

Art Benefactor

VISUAL ART 2023/2024 CAMPAIGN

The Art Benefactor Campaign is our latest endeavour towards sustaining this culture of artistic engagement. With the support of generous benefactors like you, we can ensure the continued availability of captivating, thought-provoking, and accessible art in our community. This campaign aims to facilitate the growth and enrichment of local artists and to further strengthen the cultural fabric of our community. 

By joining us in this campaign, you will not only be supporting local talent but also investing in a platform that encourages creativity and promotes understanding through art. We are confident that your participation will have a profound impact on our collective artistic journey and the overall enrichment of our community. 

The Gift of Life [detail] (2022), D. Ahsén:nase Douglas

Introducing the Art Benefactor campaign! This unique opportunity allows you to guide your generous donation towards Visual Art Series. Embark with us on a mesmerizing exploration of modern, abstract, and classical artistry, bringing a kaleidoscope of aesthetics to light. Offering an irresistible allure for every art aficionado. 

Artisan $120 (or $10 per month):  

  • Charitable tax receipt  
  • Access to our quarterly supporters-only newsletter Insider Spotlight” from Stage to Studio to School insider info 
  • Recognition in our annual report and on our website 
  • Advanced ticket purchase opportunity for the Aurora Cultural Centre presented events and the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club 

Collector $300 (or $25 per month): 

  • All the benefits of the previous tier 
  • Meet-and-greet opportunities with exhibiting artists 
  • Invitations to supporters-only events, including artist talks and private receptions 

Connoisseur $600 (or $50 per month):  

  • All the benefits of the previous tiers 
  • A limited edition art print created by one of our featured artists 
  • A personalized thank you note from one of our artists and/or curators 

Visionary $1000 (or $83 per month): 

  • All the benefits of the previous tiers 
  • 1 VIP ticket to the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club experience with Aurora Cultural Centre’s Executive Director, artists, distinguished guests 
  • A private art lesson with one of our featured artists 
  • A personalized, guided tour of the Aurora Cultural Centre’s exhibitions and facilities, including behind-the-scenes access in the new Aurora Town Square (opening winter/spring 2024)

The Producer’s Circle

FEATURING THE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES
VOICES OF THE WORLD 2023/24

As a patron of the Producer’s Circle, you’ll have the chance to significantly impact our Phase 1: “In the Community – Voices of the World” 2023/2024 Season. This pivotal season will amplify diverse voices from around the world, creating a tapestry of storytelling, music, and performing arts that reflects the colourful and dynamic world we inhabitFrom Juno award winning performances to world renowned musicians, your support will help showcase the beautiful diversity of our global community right here at the Aurora Cultural Centre. 

The Last Waltz | A Musical Celebration of The Band

This gives you the option to direct your contribution to the Producer’s Circle and Voices of the World Performing Arts Series. Join us on this on a wondrous journey of jazz, folk and classical music. With a little something for everyone. 

Applause $120 (or $10 per month) 

  • Charitable tax receipt  
  • Access to our quarterly supporters-only newsletter Insider Spotlight” from Stage to Studio to School insider info 
  • Recognition in our annual report and on our website 
  • Advanced ticket purchase opportunity for the Aurora Cultural Centre presented events & the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club 
  • Automatic access to live-streamed performances (as available) 

Encore $300 (or $25 per month) 

  • All the benefits of the previous tier 
  • Invitations to supporter-only events 

Standing Ovation $600 (or $50 per month) 

  • All the benefits of the previous tiers 
  • Exclusive backstage tours 
  • Personalized thank you from performers 

Bravo $1000 (or $83 per month) 

  • All the benefits of the previous tiers 
  • Priority seating at our events 
  • Meet & greet opportunities with performers 
  • 1 VIP ticket to the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club experience with Aurora Cultural Centre’s Executive Director, artists, and other distinguished guests 
  • A personalized, guided tour of the Aurora Cultural Centre’s exhibitions and facilities, including behind-the-scenes access in the new Aurora Town Square (opening Q2 2024)

Creative Virtuoso

THE “I WANT IT ALL” PACKAGE

Immerse yourself in the all-encompassing spectrum of artistic endeavor and experience with our Creative Virtuoso “I Want It All” package! As a Creative Virtuoso, you invest in the vibrant fabric of our community, touching every corner of artistic enrichment. You enable the magic of arts to bloom in our local schools through the Kaleidoscope in the Schools (KITS) Program, kindling an early appreciation for various artistic expressions in our youth and shaping them into tomorrow’s artists and leaders. Step into the sublime realm of the Fortissimo Circle and the Great Artist Music Series, where your philanthropy breathes life into classical music and each dollar given echoes twice as loud, thanks to the generous matching campaign by the extraordinary Bonnie and Norbert Kraft. With the Art Benefactor Campaign, you sustain a culture of artistic engagement, promoting local talent, fostering creativity, and bridging understanding through the universal language of art. Last but not least, your support of the Producers’ Circle impacts our Performing arts series. Amplify diverse voices, and paint a tapestry of storytelling, music, and performing arts that reflect our dynamic global community. Join the Creative Virtuoso initiative today and become a guiding light in our quest for artistic enlightenment. Unleash the power of your contribution and together, let’s compose a symphony of artistic vibrancy for our community.

Visual, Performing Arts & Inspiring Tomorrow’s Artists and Leaders Supporter 

$1200 (or $100 per month) 

  • Charitable tax receipt  
  • Access to our quarterly supporters-only newsletter Insider Spotlight” from Stage to Studio to School insider info 
  • Recognition in our annual report and on our website 
  • Advanced ticket purchase opportunity for the Aurora Cultural Centre presented events and the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club 
  • Automatic access to live streamed performances & art exhibitions (as available)  
  • Invitations to supporter-only events for the Education Series, Visual & Performing Arts 
  • Exclusive backstage tours 
  • Access exclusive content from our educational outreach programs, exhibitions & performances 
  • Personalized thank you from performers & artists 
  • Priority VIP seating at our events 
  • 1 VIP ticket to the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club experience with Aurora Cultural Centre’s Executive Director, artists, and other distinguished guests 
  • A personalized, guided tour of the Aurora Cultural Centre’s performances, exhibitions and facilities, including behind-the-scenes access in the new Aurora Town Square (opening Q2 2024)  
  • A portion of your donation will be directed (if desired) Fortissimo which matched of your donation thanks to the generosity of Bonnie & Norbert Kraft 
  • 10% discount on the Patrons of the Arts Supper Club tickets

Other Ways To Help Support

Through Canada Helps
We are registered on CanadaHelps.org. Click here to make a secure online donation. Please note: you will receive a full tax receipt for this option

Securities
Gifts of securities are now the most tax-efficient way to make a charitable donation, thanks to the elimination of capital gains on donations of publicly-traded securities. You can donate stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Shares in private corporations and stock options are not eligible. You will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation. We recommend that you speak with your financial advisors when considering these type of gifts to ensure that your financial goals are considered, your tax situation is reviewed and your gift is tailored to your individual circumstances.

Making a Gift In Your Will
A charitable gift in your last will and testament, known as a bequest, can be in the form of a sum of money, a specific property, a percentage of the residue of your estate, a life insurance policy, an RRSP or a contingency gift. The tax credit resulting from a bequest can provide valuable tax savings to your estate. Making a gift through your will is a meaningful way to celebrate your legacy while making a lasting commitment to the Aurora Cultural Centre. We recommend that you speak with your financial and legal advisers when considering this type of gift to ensure that your financial goals are considered, your tax situation is reviewed and your gift is tailored to your individual circumstances.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about the giving opportunities or wish to discuss other options, please contact Glenn Coulson, Development Officer of the Aurora Cultural Centre.

Phone: 905-750-1747 | Email: glenn@auroraculturalcentre.ca

Registered Charity Number: 80823 9693 RR 0001

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