Foundation for the Victoria Symphony

What is the Foundation for the Victoria Symphony?

The Foundation secures the future of our community’s orchestra by carefully managing funds that come mostly from local music lovers who leave gifts—large and small—in their estate plans. Principal investments are held in perpetuity while the interest is used to finance our ongoing programs each year. The Foundation takes great care in having contributions matched by granting agencies such as Heritage Canada, often doubling donations that are made to support the orchestra’s future. It is thanks to these visionary supporters and their desire to nurture the future of arts in our community that we can ensure the Victoria Symphony remains a vital force for generations to enjoy.

Charitable Registration # 11928 5278RR0001

Charitable Registration
# 11928 5278RR0001

“A donation to The Foundation for the Victoria Symphony provides annual funding to the Victoria Symphony in perpetuity. Please join in the opportunity to have the Federal Government match your donation towards Symphony funding.”

Steve McKerrell, President
Foundation for the Victoria Symphony

Terry Scandrett, Treasurer


Lisa Abram

Katie Bishop

Trudi Brown, QC

Brian Butler

Alan Hollingworth

Shelagh Rinald, FCPA, FCA, CFP, TEP

Lynn Tetarenko

A Tribute to Lois Voigt Stockey

Lois passed away in August 2019, leaving bequests to many of Victoria’s arts organizations, including the Victoria Symphony, the Conservatory of Music, and Pacific Opera. A great patron of the arts, she showed her support in many ways throughout her lifetime and left behind a wonderful legacy, fulfilling her wish to honour the Victoria Symphony. In this year of uncertainty, Lois’s gift will help ensure that the Foundation for the Victoria Symphony is able to continue to provide the Victoria Symphony with the necessary funds to survive and thrive.

Should you decide to invest in the future of the Victoria Symphony, your lawyer or advisor will need to know the following information:

Foundation for the Victoria Symphony

Our Address:
620 View Street, Suite 610, Victoria, BC V8W 1J6

Our Charitable Registration Number:
11928 5278RR0001