Ways to Support

Why TSM?

  • Support musical excellence through some of the world’s top classical musicians.
  • Support opportunities for emerging artists as their launch their careers.
  • Support new music and ensure the exciting future of the artform.
  • Support a thriving community of music-lovers brought together by shared enthusiasm.
  • Support access to classical music for first-time concert goers, young people, and students.

Every donation over $20 will receive an acknowledgement letter and a charitable tax receipt for the highest eligible amount. As a thank you to you, our community of loyal donors, we also offer a variety of benefits to recognize your generosity.

Your Impact

Support Music. Support Artists. Support Community.

All TSM Academy Fellows admitted to our Emerging Artist Program in the Chamber Music Institute and Art of Song streams attend tuition-free, thanks to the generosity of our Fellowship Donors.

Your donation of $5,000 covers the cost of a Fellow’s tuition, allowing an emerging artist to study with the top mentors in their field, through rehearsals, workshops, and masterclasses, and to perform alongside them in mainstage TSM Festival concerts. By providing tuition to a TSM Academy Fellow, you help break down economic barriers and invest in the future of classical music.

Fellowships Donors receive special benefits, including:

  • A tax receipt and letter of gratitude.
  • A Fellowship in your name, with acknowledgement on the website and printed programs.
  • Invitation to the Fellowship luncheon, where you’ll meet other likeminded Fellowship donors, the TSM Fellows, and mentors.
  • 2 tickets to each ReGeneration and Academy Noon Concerts featuring the Fellow you are supporting (between 2-6 concerts per festival).

A named gift donation is special. We offer opportunities to support an artist, composer, concert, new commission, series, or other aspect of the Festival that holds meaning to you. You’ll have a direct impact on TSM’s ability to produce world-class music, support local and international talent, and bring artistic excellence to Toronto this summer.

By making a named gift you will be creating a lasting reminder of your commitment to TSM for all to see and celebrate.  Each named gift is unique, but may include such benefits as named recognition in all print and digital materials, introductory stage remarks to publicly acknowledge your gift, meet-and-greet with artists or composers, private receptions, and more.

Does someone you know love classical music? Donate to TSM in honour of your friend or family member to mark important milestones, such as a birthday, a holiday, or an anniversary. Tribute gifts like these are perfect ways to acknowledge a love one’s interests and passions in life. You’ll receive a tax receipt for your gift, and your donation in their honour will appear in the donor roll. We’ll let your loved one know that a thoughtful donation was made in their honour (the amount will remain confidential).

Tribute gifts are also a thoughtful, enduring way to celebrate a loved one’s memory and legacy as a music lover. Your gift in their memory will ensure others will enjoy classical music at TSM for years to come.

Tribute gifts can be made online, or by phone. Simply include “In honour/memory of”, the recipient’s name, and an address for contacting the recipient or their family.

By making a planned gift to Toronto Summer Music, you are supporting the development of emerging stars in chamber music and art song (the TSM Academy) and supporting a cultural gem in the heart of the city that benefits a diverse audience of tourists and Torontonians (the TSM Festival). You are ensuring that both the Festival and Academy continue to operate on solid financial footing and continue to benefit all of its stakeholders. Legacy gifts will help TSM to sustain and expand  activities, which provide enjoyment and enrichment for its members, its artists, and the general public.

Toronto Summer Music is recognized for its financial prudence and low overhead costs. We have no accumulated deficit; we are building our endowment, ensuring the future sustainability of our organization. You can rest assured that your legacy gift will be carefully managed and preserved for generations to come.

There are a number of ways to to set up and to fit your own legacy wishes. Some common forms of legacy giving include bequests (gifts) in your will that are either equal to a dollar amount; a percentage of the estate; or a residual amount after all other bequests have been filled. Bequests can give you large tax advantages, so speak to your financial planner about what works best for you. Another option is to give the gift of your life insurance; an inexpensive way to create a significant future legacy at TSM.

Making a legacy gift is a significant commitment that ensures significant lasting value to musical excellence and to your community. Set up a meeting today to share the values and legacy that you’d like to see at TSM.

Whatever the amount of your donation, every gift to Toronto Summer Music counts. As a small, fiscally responsible organization, a gift to TSM has an outsized impact on creating classical music for generations to come.  

Ways to Give

The Festival might only be in July, but the planning and community that make it happen take place all year long! By giving a monthly gift, you’re showing your confidence in TSM and are giving us the gift of stability.

To set up monthly giving, call 647-430-5699 or email Executive Director Vanessa J. Goymour at vgoymour@torontosummermusic.com.

A donation of securities or mutual fund shares is a simple and efficient way to support TSM. Donating shares directly eliminates capital gains tax, meaning you are able to give a larger gift and receive a larger tax credit for your donation.

To donate securities or shares, simply have your financial adviser complete and email the following form as directed before the transaction takes place.

Download the TSM Securities Form here.

Your commitment to Toronto Summer Music allows us to provide exceptional classical music programming for the public. Your support also helps us provide an incomparable coaching and performance environment for a select group of talented young artists. As a corporate donor, you have the opportunity to reach out to Toronto-based audiences, internationally-renowned artists and emerging stars, all within the context of a summer celebration of music. At TSM we believe in mutually beneficial partnerships; customized benefit packages may include logo placement, complimentary tickets, access to concerts and artists, and more. TSM works with each corporation to develop creative strategies appropriate to their specific interest and marketing goals. For more information, email Executive Director Vanessa J. Goymour at vgoymour@torontosummermusic.com.

We love to partner with local businesses for mutually beneficial in-kind partnerships. With a donation of your goods or services, customized benefit packages may include merchandise exposure, logo placement, complimentary tickets, access to concerts and artists, and more. TSM works with each business to develop creative strategies appropriate to their specific interest and marketing goals. For more information, email Executive Director Vanessa J. Goymour at vgoymour@torontosummermusic.com.

Ready to give?

Making a donation is quick and easy. To make a donation:

  • Click here for online donations.
  • Call 647-430-5699 ext. 1 (Vanessa).
  • Send us a cheque by mail: Toronto Summer Music Festival, PO BOX 40008, Liberty Village Post Office, Toronto, ON M5V 0K7.

All information available in French, upon request.
Toutes les informations sont disponibles en français, sur demande.

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