Donations + Gifts
For 19 years, audiences have enjoyed chamber music concerts of the highest calibre, presented by the Ottawa Chamber Music Society (OCMS).
Our members help us to present Ottawa Chamberfest and our fall/winter Concert Series, commission new music, and enrich the lives of children and families with our arts education and outreach programs.
But ticket sales and other earned revenue cover only 34% of our cost to produce chamber music concerts throughout the year. We receive an additional 58% from sponsorship, government, and foundation grants. That leaves an 8% gap that our loyal members help us to bridge. They sustain our programming and ensure that our ticket prices remain accessibly within market value.
Your Support Makes Things Happen!
We work hard to ensure that administrative costs are kept as low as possible. Only 18% of our total spending is on administrative salaries, rent, equipment, and other office expenses. Your donation has a direct impact on the artistic excellence we present all year long.
Please give what you can, so that everyone has a chance to live the music in our great nation’s capital city.
A planned (or legacy) gift is a means of contributing to a registered charity such as the OCMS, while gaining access to financial benefits for yourself or for your estate.
We suggest several ways to make a planned gift, depending on your situation:
- A bequest in your will
- A gift of a life insurance policy
- A gift of appreciated securities
- An annuity
- Cash donation
Planned gifts offer excellent tax advantages. We recommend that you speak with your financial advisor to help determine which method is most financially advantageous to you.
Your gift will be designated to the Ottawa Chamber Music Society’s Arts Endowment Fund, which is managed by the Ontario Arts Foundation and invested in perpetuity. A portion of the income is used year after year. The endowment fund ensures that the values and excellence of the OCMS are preserved and strengthened.
With your permission, we will honour you by including your name in the OCMS Legacy Society. By allowing us to celebrate your philanthropy, your example will inspire others to join you in creating a legacy in music.
To begin the conversation about your legacy gift, please contact:
Interim Director of Development
Tel: 613.234.8008 x225
Email: cminnes (at) chamberfest.com