The Surrey City Orchestra Society Endowment Fund
Help us raise $50,000 for double impact.
Funds raised by November 30th, 2022 may be eligible for matching. The Surrey City Orchestra and Surrey Cares Community Foundation will jointly be applying for the Government of Canada’s Cultural Investment Fund Endowment Incentive matching program.
We are grateful to the Government of Canada Cultural Investment Fund Endowment Incentives matching program for $6,865 in matching dollars to date for 2021/22.
The Surrey City Orchestra is committed to bringing high quality professionally produced concerts to the South of the Fraser region, highlighting its cultural diversity and the talented artists that live and work here.
As a non-profit, we strive to maintain a balance between innovative programming and operating within our means, and our affiliation with SurreyCares supports our path to financial stability, by managing funds contributed by generous donors.
While donations towards operational expenditures help to ensure the immediate needs of the orchestra, building an endowment fund helps us to plan for long-term goals to grow the organization. These long-term goals could include more educational programs that foster a love of music in youth and professional training for aspiring musicians. The city of Surrey is at a size now where music training should be available from the very young, to a professional level of study. By doing this, we will attract and retain a higher level of artist to our beautiful city. Most orchestras that have been around through the last century, have built endowments in the 10’s of millions of dollars. This ensures their ability to weather difficult times and gives an added source of funds towards special projects.
While the endowment is a means to help us to reach our goals, it also gives back to our community and supports organizations who also strive to improve the health and well-being of Surrey residents, which completes a vital circle of what makes a city livable.
You can use the form below to donate today and get an immediate tax receipt. Thank you!
In order to properly recognize all donors for their contributions, SurreyCares Community Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.
Donations to this fund will support the charity's general charitable purposes. Statements about the fund's purpose or how donations will be applied are reflective of the charity's current intent and are subject to change.
All donations to this fund will be permanently endowed.