Support EMSI

In addition to funding from memberships, grants, and sponsorships, the Society accepts gifts of cash and in-kind donation to sustain its operations and assure its long-term sustainability. These gifts help to underwrite the the concert season and to promote the appreciation of Early Music in the community.

Donations, for which tax receipts are issued, may be made to either the operating fund or the Early Music Society of the Islands Endowment Fund.

Please contact Rondallyn Perras, Fundraising Director, for information on allocating your donation or bequest to the Society.

For guidance relating to gifts in support of a specific concert, James Young, the Artistic Director, would be pleased to discuss the opportunities available.

Donor categories

Friend Up To $49
Believer $50-99
Donor $100-249
Sustainer $250-499
Patron $500-999
Sponsor $1000-2499
Benefactor $2500 +


Donate to the Society’s Future

The Endowment Fund is managed on our behalf by the Victoria Foundation. Each year a portion of the investment income is given as an operating grant to EMSI and the balance reinvested. Recently, these grants have been eligible to receive up to 100% in matching funds from government arts initiatives. The monies assist us in our season, allowing us to present artists who would otherwise be unaffordable.


Planned Gifts

Along with their love and respect of the genre, early music supporters often share a keen sense of history and legacy.
You have enjoyed our concerts over the years and your planned gift is a living reminder of your wish to carry that support of the Society into the future.

Regardless of current assets or income, you can set up a Legacy plan.

Gifts in the form of:

  •    bequests in wills
  • ♦   life insurance
  •    direct designation of RRSPs, RIFs, Tax Free Savings Accounts
  •    donor advised funds
  •    publicly listed securities
  •    private company shares
  • ♦   land

are all possible. A most helpful Victoria Foundation guide to exploring giving options can be found here.

For further information you can contact :

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spacermail#109 – 645 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1G2


Corporate Sponsorships

The Society welcomes company sponsorships.
Contact  us to discuss how a partnership could enhance your business.


How To Donate

There are several ways in which you can show your financial support of the Society.
Please indicate “Operating Fund” or “Endowment Fund”  to direct your gift.


♦    by mail (cheque payable to “Early Music Society of the Islands-Operating Fund”) to :
EMSI Donations,
c/o McPherson Box Office,
#3 Centennial Square, Victoria BC, V8W 1P5
♦    online through Canada Helps. Choose “Operating Fund” from the drop down menu for one-time or monthly giving options by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
♦    through your employer through Canada Helps. If your employer participates in the United Way or similar employee campaign, you can indicate”Early Music Society of the Islands 11889-0367-RR0001″ on your pledge card.



♦   by mail (cheque payable to “Early Music Society of the Islands-Endowment Fund”) to :
EMSI Donations,
c/o Victoria Foundation,
109-645 Fort St., Victoria BC, V8W 1G2
♦    online through Canada Helps. Choose “Endowment Fund” from the drop down menu for one-time or monthly giving options by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.


To discuss how you would like to support EMSI, please contact the Society:


Thank you for your generosity in supporting early music on southern Vancouver Island