Make An Impact

Join Our Patrons’ Circle 

We are proud to be a patron-powered festival, made possible largely because of the generosity and support of a community of individuals who share our vision for a diverse, inclusive and culturally-rich society. Patrons’ donations make a profound difference to the festival’s success and touch the lives of artists and audiences alike. The festival depends on people like you who have felt the exhilarating power of our work and want others to experience it too. With your donation of $500+, you join our Patrons’ Circle and enjoy numerous benefits including exclusive invitations to festival galas and Patrons’ Circle events, festival tickets packages, charitable tax receipts, VIP experiences, and more.

Friend

$ 500
  • Option A: a $500 CDN charitable tax receipt (no ticket package)
  • Option B: a $250 CDN charitable tax receipt plus a curated festival ticket package for one person ($250 value), including one ticket to the Opening Gala (July 6), Here is Where We Meet Concert (July 8), Closing Night: 5x15 and Constellations (July 15), and one Ideas series event of your choosing.
  • Concierge ticketing service
  • Recognition in printed program and on website (individual name only)

Family Friend

$ 1,000
  • Option A: a $1000 CDN charitable tax receipt (no ticket package)
  • Option B: a $500 CDN charitable tax receipt plus a curated festival ticket package for two people ($500 value), including two tickets to the Opening Gala (July 6), Here is Where We Meet Concert (July 8), Closing Night: 5x15 and Constellations (July 15), and one Ideas series event of your choosing.
  • Concierge ticketing service
  • Recognition in printed program and on website (individual or family name)

Benefactor

$ 2,500
  • Option A: a $2,500 CDN charitable tax receipt (no ticket package)
  • Option B: $1500 worth of tickets to any festival events of your choice (*max 4 to Opening Gala. Dinner by Starlight not included), plus a $1000 CDN charitable tax receipt
  • VIP Experience: concierge ticketing service, early access, VIP receptions, and premium seating at select events
  • Extensive Recognition in our printed program and on our website

Luminary

$ 5,000
  • Option A: a $5,000 CDN charitable tax receipt (no ticket package)
  • Option B: $1800 worth of tickets to any festival events of your choice (*max 4 to Opening Gala. Dinner by Starlight not included); two tickets to Dinner by Starlight (annual gala dinner with celebrity guest – $700 Value); plus a $2500 CDN charitable tax receipt
  • VIP experience: concierge ticketing service, early access, VIP receptions, and premium seating at select events
  • Extensive recognition in our printed program, website and social media, as well as verbal recognition by the MC at select events
  • Personal introductions to artists

Curator

$ 10,000+
  • Opportunity to commission and present a new work at the Indian Summer Festival
  • Personal introductions to artists, invitation to rehearsals, and behind-the-scenes access
  • Opportunity to introduce the commissioned event
  • Custom-designed festival ticket package, including tickets to Dinner by Starlight (annual gala dinner with a celebrity guest) and a partial CDN tax receipt; or a full CDN tax receipt (no ticket package)
  • VIP experience: concierge ticketing service, early access, VIP receptions, and premium seating at select events
  • Extensive recognition in our printed program and on our website, as well as verbal recognition by the MC at select events

Other ways to give

Donate Securities or Mutual Fund Shares

We accept donations of securities or mutual fund shares through our partner CanadaHelps. This is the most efficient way to give charitably since the capital gains tax does not apply. The Canada Revenue Agency does not apply capital gains tax on donations of publicly traded securities. Capitals gains are the increase in the value of your securities over the price you paid at purchase. Your security or mutual fund donation means a larger donation for Indian Summer Festival. It also means a larger charitable tax receipt for you.

Donations of securities and mutual funds to the Indian Summer Arts Society can be made through our partner, CanadaHelps. Simply visit our page on the CanadaHelps website, click on the ‘Donate Securities’ tab and follow the prompts. CanadaHelps will automatically issue you with a full tax receipt for your donation on our behalf.

Donate your Aeroplan Airmiles

Indian Summer Festival is proud to bring artists from across the world to grace our stages – and that means lots of flight bookings! One of the ways you can support the festival is to donate your airmiles. Plus, for each donation, airmiles matches your donation by 10%. For donations of 100,000+ miles, donors will receive the equivalent patronage benefits.

Indian Summer Festival

Our 2017 Patrons

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our visionary circle of patrons for their commitment, support and generosity in making the festival what it is.

Curators

Sandy Garossino & Ravi Sidhoo
Zena Henriquez
Alix Brown

Luminaries

Rita & Pankaj Agarwal
Shahin & Asgar Virji
Sony Pari & Ray Grewal
Sunita & Sukesh Kumar
Vikram Vij

Benefactors

Aarti & Shawn Goyal
Anonymous
Anuja & Praveen Varshney
Cynnie Woodward & Richard Ladds
Hardeep S. Bhugra
Richa & Vik Khanna

Family Friends

Andrea Hawkes & Hitesh Kothary
Ashwin Sood
Caroline Neufeld & Dan Jackson (Honorary)
Dianna Waggoner & Michael Alexander
Dhawan Medical Corp.
Garth S. McAlister Law Corporation
Ishita and Dee Hayer (Honorary)
Laurie Neapole & Peter Beresford
Lori & Arun Garg
Lynn & Ashok Katey
Nomita & Manish Bharadwaj
Stepan Vdovine
Sujata & Praveen Gupta
Tracey & Anibal Valente

Friends

David Pais
Debera Barager
Inji Islam
Jan Whitford & Michael Stevenson
Koml Kandola & Mandeep Dhaliwal
Lindsay Brown (Honorary)
Neeta Soni & Thomas Tsiaris
Parviz & Maheb Nathoo
Priya Anand
Shishir Gopinath
Vivek Savkur

Get in Touch

Contact us to learn more about patronage. We’re happy to chat with you.

604-283-9172

Shahaa Kakar
Donor Relations & Development Manager