Ways to Contribute!

Join the growing list of corporations, small businesses, foundations, agencies, and art-loving individuals who take pride in supporting the work of STEPAC. Your donation supports the Art Centre goal and commitment to encourage and promote the appreciation of the visual arts through a variety of education programs, the preservation of a permanent collection and an ongoing program of exhibitions.

 

One-time Gift / Monthly Giving

Support STEPAC with an one-time gift or monthly donation.  Tax receipts are issued for your donations. Contributions may be made by mail, telephone, or in person.  Please make donations payable to the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre.  Cash, cheques and all major credit cards are accepted.

 

Corporate Sponsorship

STEPAC offers several opportunities for corporate support and involvement:

.  Program Sponsorships

.  Special Projects

.  Exciting and enriching volunteer opportunities for employees and their families

.  Exhibition Sponsorships

.  Individual and Corporate Donations

.  Gifts in Kind (GIK)

 

STEPAC actively seeks support from individuals, corporations and foundations in the form of gifts in kind, (i.e. goods and services)

 

Matching Gift from Employer

Did you know that many employers will match their employees' contributions?  Contact the Human Resource Officer at your company for more information.

 

Permanent Collection

The Art Centre has received some much needed assistance, in the form of monetary donations, to help restore art work for our recent permanent collection exhibitions.  We invite all those interested in art, local history and preserving our community's permanent collection for future generations, to become involved.

 

How?  A donation a $25.00 to the permanent collection would enable us to replace the supports in several pieces, with new acid free foam core, or replace the matting.  It would enable us to purchase a large spool of picture wire, allowing us to hang a number of pieces which have not been exhibited for many years.  If you would like to make a larger donation, the Art Centre would be happy to match you or your group with an individual work of art that you may sponsor for restoration.


Event Sponsorship at the Art Centre!

The proceeds of our events will support us substantially in our continuing efforts to provide and improve on our quality arts programs, education services, exhibitions and tours.  We are committed to providing educational opportunities and services free of charge to the schools within our community.


Platinum Sponsorship  2000.00

Complimentary tickets to the Event

Company name on advertising, press releases, event literature, signage and website

Full-page ad in the Event Program

Company logo prominently displayed at event

Charitable tax receipt


Gold Sponsorship  1000.00

Complimentary tickets to the Event

Company name on advertising, press releases, event literature, signage and website

1/2 page ad in the Event Program

Company logo prominently displayed at event

Charitable tax receipt


Silver Sponsorship  500.00

Complimentary tickets to the Event

Company name on  event literature, signage and website

1/4 page ad in the Event Program

Company logo prominently displayed at event

Charitable tax receipt


Bronze Sponsorship  250.00

Company name on  event literature, signage and website

Business card ad in the Event Program

Company logo prominently displayed at event

Charitable tax receipt

 

For more information on Sponsorship opportunities please contact  519 631.4040


Your support of this event enables the Art Centre to provide art education programs which provide in-depth encounters with visual literacy and contemporary culture and offer them free to children from JK to grade 12.  They discover new ways to perceive and express their senses.  They gain valuable skills in visual literacy and artistic creation and are encouraged to be curious, active, critical, creative and engaged.



The Art Gallery Foundation St. Thomas-Elgin Endowment Fund:

The Endowment Fund is a registered non-profit organization.  The purpose of the Endowment fund is to raise funds and invest these funds to ensure the future of the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre.

 

Your gift, whether great or small will enrich the lives of future citizens of St. Thomas and Elgin County by providing essential support for exhibitions, public and education programs, and STEPAC’s facility.

 

Benefits and Recognition

We would be pleased to discuss any other specific requests about planned giving. Gifts to support STEPAC can provide significant tax advantages. You and your financial adviser are invited to contact STEPAC’s Executive Director:  Laura Woermke email

 

What can I give?

There are many ways you can make a contribution.

Cash

Gift-in-Kind

Gifts of Securities

Bequests by Will

Life Insurance (name STEPAC as the owner of the policy OR beneficiary of the policy)

Charitable Gift Annuities

Gifts of Registered Funds (name STEPAC as beneficiary of RRSP’s or RRIF’s OR direct proceeds to your estate and provide for a gift in your will that will offset taxes)

Gifts of Residual Interest

Charitable Remainder Trusts

 

Endowment Fund Trustees 

Don Ferguson - Chair

Laura Woermke - Secretary STEPAC Staff Rep.


Renee Carpenter

Kathy Collier

Fred Anderson

Dang Ho

Brent Shaw

Amy Sloan