The Burlington Art Centre Foundation raises and effectively manages funds to enable the Burlington Art Centre to champion the visual arts and fine craft.
To inspire philanthropy in support of the Burlington Art Centre.
We value inclusiveness, inspiration, encouragement, engagement and collaboration.
How are Funds Raised?
The BACF raises funds that support the BAC through fundraising events, solicitation of donations, corporate and organizational partnerships, and legacy giving.
GIFT OF PROPERTY
Once you have provided for your loved ones, you may want to consider giving the gift of real property. This can include personal property such as Jewellery and furnishings, real estate and securities. You also benefit personally since your gift is considered a charitable donation and therefore may qualify for an income tax credit.
A gift annuity is a contract between you and the Burlington Art Centre that could guarantee you and your beneficiaries income payments for life. An income from the annuity is guaranteed, a tax credit may accrue to you, and at the same time you financially assist the BAC.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST
When planning your financial portfolio, obviously your family and friends are the first to be considered. After their interests have been fulfilled, you could make the most of your assets by creating a charitable remainder trust benefiting the BAC. This charitable remainder trust will provide you with income for the rest of your life, but make the BAC the ultimate beneficiary of the principal.
GIFT OF LIFE INSURANCE
By making the BAC the beneficiary of a life insurance policy today, you are giving the gift of art to many of tomorrow's patrons of the BAC. Rest assured that the gift of life insurance has no effect on the rest of your estate. Your beneficiaries will still receive everything you have allocated to them. As the value of your policy grows, so does the significance of your gift. By deferring the use of your policy, you ensure that the income it generates will continue to build.
BEQUEST THROUGH YOUR WILL
After the needs of next of kin and loved ones have been addressed, you may want to direct a portion of your estate towards your community through the BAC. Your gift by bequest can be personal assets of any kind, such as cash, property, securities or works of art. Whatever your choice, your bequest will be used after your death a stipulated in your will. It does not affect your estate while you are alive. A gift to the BAC is indeed a gift to the entire community, a gift that will enable the BAC to continue to provide quality artistic and cultural experiences for generations to come.
Our Endowment Fund
A healthy Endowment Fund allows the Burlington Art Centre to provide the community with the enjoyment of art for generations to come, while minimizing the impact of economic cycles. Interest income from the Fund is used to help meet the needs of the Centre. Whether your decision involves an endowment gift of money, property or securities, insurance or a multi-year pledge, it will be gratefully accepted, and responsibly invested, by the BAC Foundation. Your gift will provide income from the accrued interest to help ensure long term enjoyment of the arts.