Indian Summer Festival

Our 2019 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

Asha Fraser & Ravi Sidhoo, East India Carpets
Zena Henriquez

Luminaries

Rita & Pankaj Agarwal
Sunita & Sukesh Kumar
Ravi Saligram
Monty & Renee Sikka
Shahin & Asgar Virji

Benefactors

Michael Alexander & Dianna Waggoner
Hardeep S. Bhugra
Maheb & Parviz Nathoo
Sony Pari & Dr Ray Grewal
Anuja & Praveen Varshney

 

Family Friends

Nishi & Pankaj Dhawan
Lori & Dr Arun Garg
Lynn & Ashok Katey
Hitesh Kothary & Andrea Hawkes
Daryl Martini
Ashwin Sood

Tracey & Anibal Valente
Cynnie Woodward

Friends

Anonymous
Priya Anand
Mandeep Dhaliwal & Koml Kandola
Rupa Gopinath
Garth McAlister
David Pais
Neeta Soni & Thomas Tsiaras
Jan Whitford & Michael Stevenson

 

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. Patron 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).
  • Concierge ticketing service
  • Recognition in printed program and on website (individual name only)

Family Friend

$ 1,000
  • Option A: a $1,000 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).
  • 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: $1,500 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: $1,700 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 – $800 Value); plus a $2,500 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 be involved in commissioning and presenting 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.

Get in Touch

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

604-283-9172