By choosing to make us a part of your legacy, you can help secure our artistic independence and enable future generations to experience the transformative magic of theatre.
The Prospero Society
You become a member of our Prospero Society by leaving us a gift in your will or estate planning. You also receive priority booking privileges, invitations to exclusive events, and name recognition in our house and souvenir programs and on our website.
How to Donate
Leaving us a legacy gift is simple, and there are many ways to do so, whether you live in Canada or the United States. Options include remembering us directly in your will, trust or through an insurance policy. Alternately, you can establish beneficiary
provisions for the Stratford Festival in your registered retirement savings plans, IRAs, company pension plans or tax-free savings accounts.
You can include us in your will with:
- A percentage of your estate or a fixed or specific dollar amount
- A residual bequest whereby the Stratford Festival receives all or a portion of the remainder of your estate after debts, taxes and bequests to friends, family or dependents have been paid out
- A contingent bequest that provides first for family or friends, and comes into effect only when the primary beneficiary(ies) of your estate have predeceased you
Life Insurance and Tax Free Savings
A modest premium is an affordable way to share a legacy gift with us. If established properly, your insurance policy will pass outside your estate and will not be subject to probate or estate taxes.This can be achieved by:
- Purchasing and donating a new policy
- Donating an existing policy
- Or simply naming the Stratford Festival as a beneficiary of your new or existing policy
Registered Retirement Savings Plans
If you name us as a direct full or partial beneficiary of your RRSP, IRA Roth or company pension plan, your estate will receive tax relief, and your gift may not have to pass through probate or through your estate.
Simply contact us or your pension sponsor (your company, bank, investment, trust or insurance company) for details on how to do so.