Share in the Future – Building up the SSO


Be a part of our Share in the Future campaign!

The concept is simple: find 2,000 donors to give just $100 each to the SSO before May 31, 2015.

There has been a ground swell of support for the SSO in the last year with rising audience attendance, public recognition, and community support. Through Share in the Future, we want to give the music lovers in Saskatoon the chance to feel a part of the new strength and triumphs of their orchestra.

In addition to your charitable donation receipt, you’ll join us this fall for a gala concert with a very special surprise guest – a free concert and champagne party to celebrate.  The only way to get in is to be one of the 2,000 so that we can say “Thank you” musically!

Thanks to the great generosity of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, the money raised from the Share in the Future campaign will be matched. With all 2,000 gifts matched the SSO will completely retire our deficit and be able to focus on the future.

Ways to give:

1) Onlineclick here for online donations

2) Call Angela Kempf, Director of Development, at 306-665-4864

3) Send a cheque, made out to Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra to:

Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
408 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4
Fill in this form and mail with your cheque – Click for Gift Form

You might be wondering…

What is the purpose of this campaign? Building on the great successes of the last year and the excitement about the new administration and artistic vision, now is the time to solidify the future of the orchestra, move on from the past, and focus on what’s next for music in Saskatoon.

How is it different from previous campaigns? This campaign is not just about a financial target: we are inviting everyone to be a part of our long-term vision of the orchestra as an integral part of our community. We want to give music lovers in Saskatoon a chance to feel a part of the new strength and triumphs of the SSO.

What does a matching campaign mean? Every donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $200,000, through the generosity of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation. Your gift of $200 means that the SSO will receive $400 in total to the campaign.

How will my gift help the SSO? By eliminating our deficit we’re able to invest in artistry – expanding our educational programming, growing our orchestra (addition of a harpist), stability to attract world renowned guest artists, and investing in artistic leadership with our next conductor.

Most importantly, we want to create long term financial stability for the SSO to facilitate and plan for pay raises for our musicians over the course of the next 5 seasons to ensure that they are appropriately compensated for their work in our community.

Can I make smaller donations over the course of the campaign? Yes, you may pledge and make donation installments through May 31, 2015, to ensure that your gift is matched.  You could chose to do just $25 a month over the next four months.

Do I get a tax receipt for my donation? Yes, you will receive a charitable gift tax receipt for the full amount of your donation.

How do I get tickets to the special gala concert? The concert is our way to say thank you to the Share in the Future donors. For every gift of $100, a seat will be reserved at the concert on a first-come, first-served basis, and more information will be released to donors after May 31.

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