Individual Giving

The Power of Philanthropy

Donors are at the heart of everything we do and now, more than ever, philanthropic gifts ensure we deliver the powerful effects of music to more people from children to seniors where we live, work, and play. Gifts to the VCM are an investment in the program costs which keep music education accessible to all ages and abilities in any genre of music.

We value your philanthropy to the VCM knowing it is important to you, and together we can achieve our mission to enrich lives through music in a thriving community accessible to all. Your generosity ensures that we can continue to provide the exceptional teaching, innovative programs, children’s outreach programs, and quality performances people have come to expect from the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Donate by phone
250-386-5311

For other ways to donate click here

Charitable Registration Number:
10817 2255 RR0001

Join our Community of Donors

Through the power of collective giving, our donors are making a very meaningful difference in our community by enhancing lives through the transformative power of music. Join our supporters and give the gift of music today.

We recognize and thank everyone who supports the VCM with a philanthropic gesture at any level of giving.

For more Information

Judi James
Manager, Donor Relations
250 386-5311
james@vcm.bc.ca

Notable Donors (Annual gift of up to $499): Our valued Notable donors are our key supporters that provide the foundation upon which the VCM can continue to deliver music excellence to every student of every age and ability.

  • All donations of $10 upwards receive a Charitable Tax Receipt
  • Donations of $100 to the $499 level are acknowledged as Notable donors on our annual donor wall.
 
Crescendo Circle (Annual gift of $500 or more): Crescendo Circle members are those generous supporters who contribute $500 or more, helping us meet our annual operating needs and enabling us to grow and thrive in the community. This growing circle of committed donors is greatly valued and is fundamental to the VCM.

  • All donations from $500 upwards receive a Charitable Tax Receipt, are acknowledged as Crescendo Circle members on our annual donor wall, the VCM course calendar, and all our concert programs, and are invited to an annual Crescendo Circle Celebration at a unique venue with music from our students.
  • Each Crescendo Circle member will benefit from a personalised stewardship plan, based on your musical interests. This includes invitations to attend our Master Classes for intimate opportunities to hear master musicians and students at work, plus tailored opportunities to meet our talented students, Artistic Directors, Dean, and our CEO.
  • Bronze Note ($500-$999)
  • Silver Note ($1,000 – $2,499)
  • Gold Note ($2,500 – $4,999)
  • Diamond Note ($5,000 – $9,999)
  • Virtuoso Note ($10,000+)
Legato Monthly Giving Circle
Monthly donations are another way you can make a meaningful contribution. By giving a regular amount each month, you make a significant difference to the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Your monthly donations provide stable and predictable funding for music education programs, community outreach and performances while reducing fundraising costs. Each month we deduct the amount you decide from your chequing or credit card account. At the beginning of the following year, you’ll receive one consolidated tax receipt for your cumulative monthly donations. You can change, skip or cancel your donation at any time.
Ways to set up a monthly donation:

  • Monthly pre-authorized debit from your bank account:
    Send us a cheque marked VOID, along with the Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement Form with instructions on the amount.
  • Monthly pre-authorized debit from your credit card:
    Phone 250-386-5311 to provide your credit card information; or
    Online and select “Donate Monthly”.

Gifts in Honour of Someone Special
When you are planning a birthday, retirement, wedding, anniversary, or want to honour someone special please consider a gift to the Victoria Conservatory of Music.  These gifts are wonderful ways to express your appreciation for someone special by helping to keep music accessible to people of all ages and abilities.  To acknowledge your donation, we will send a letter to the honouree (without disclosing the amount) and a Charitable Tax Receipt to you.  Please be sure to provide the honouree’s name and address.

Gifts in Memory of a Loved One:
Donating in memory is a truly meaningful gesture to honour and remember a special person in your life by helping enhance lives in our community through the transformative power of music.  To acknowledge your donation, we will send a letter to the family (without disclosing the amount) and a Charitable Tax Receipt to you.  Please be sure to include the name and address of the family member you would like us to notify.  You may also like to consider stating in an obituary “In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Victoria Conservatory of Music”.

Thank you for your support!