Direct Your Gift
Your generous donation to our Ongoing Programs gives us the flexibility to use your gift for critical upcoming projects, including our public concerts and recordings (from the CanadaHelps drop down menu, choose “Annual Giving or Monthly Giving”)
Diane Loomer, C.M. (1940 – 2012) co-founded Elektra Women’s Choir with Morna Edmundson in 1987 and co-conducted the choir for 22 years until May 2009. Diane’s love of choral music and desire to help it flourish led her to encourage dozens of emerging composers and arrangers. With her husband, Dick, Diane founded Cypress Choral Music, which principally publishes works by Canadians. On her retirement from Elektra, the choir created a special fund to celebrate Diane’s commitment to new compositions for women’s choir. Your charitable donation will be pooled with others and used to fund new commissions (from the CanadaHelps drop down menu, choose the “Diane Loomer Commissioning Fund for Elektra’s Women’s Choir”.)
If you have a special occasion to commemorate (anniversary, birth, milestone, memorial), you may want to consider supporting the creation of a new piece of music for Elektra with a major gift ($1,000+, each situation is unique). This centuries-old tradition places the donor’s name and dedication at the top of the printed score. Each donor will receive a special edition copy of the score signed by the composer and Elektra’s Artistic Director, two complimentary tickets to the premiere performance, and a commemorative recording of the premiere. Please contact us if you are interested in supporting Elektra in this way.
Elektra is proud of its suite of proven outreach programs for young singers and emerging professionals. Support these vital programs by choosing “Youth Outreach Programs” from the CanadaHelps drop down menu.)
One-time donations can be made using any of these methods. If you would like to make a recurring monthly donation, please choose CanadaHelps or United Way.
When you are filling out your United Way form, consider donating to Elektra Women’s Choir. On your United Way form, go to “Optional: Designate to another registered Canadian charity” and fill in:
Canadian charity name: Elektra Women’s Choir
Charity Registration #: 89479 5582 RR0001
BONUS: Many employers will match your gift, extending your generosity!
Gifts of $25 and over will receive an official tax receipt for income tax purposes, will entitle the donor to a vote at the following Elektra Women’s Choir Society AGM, and will be recognized in Elektra’s concert programs and on the website throughout the year. If you prefer to remain anonymous, just let us know.
Charitable Registration No. 89479 5582 RR0001