70 for 70
The 70 for 70 Legacy Campaign
In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of The National Ballet of Canada
The 70 for 70 Legacy Campaign will build on Celia Franca’s legacy and vision – to create one of the world’s most prestigious ballet companies in the world in Toronto.
In 1951, three women, Sydney Mulqueen, Pearl Whitehead, and Aileen Woods had a vision to create Canada’s very own ballet company. Together, they galvanized a community of like-minded individuals and raised funds to bring Celia Franca from England to Toronto. With this act, The National Ballet of Canada was founded and solidified its place in Canadian history with its inaugural performance at The Eaton Auditorium on November 12, 1951. Now, 70 years later, the National Ballet is considered one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world.
One of the greatest measures of a life well-lived is the world we leave to others. Just as Celia, Sydney, Pearl, and Aileen’s contributions were vital in creating The National Ballet of Canada, your legacy gift to the National Ballet will be an extraordinary statement of your generosity, your passion and your belief in all that we do on and off the stage.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the National Ballet, the Celia Franca Society Ambassador Committee is striving to secure 70 new legacy gifts by June 30, 2022.
How can you participate in this extraordinary legacy campaign?
- Inform us if you have already included the National Ballet in your estate plans
- Include the National Ballet in your estate plans, by leaving a gift in your Will
- Consider making the National Ballet a beneficiary of your RSP, RIF or Life Insurance
Your legacy is important. By including the National Ballet as part of your estate plans, you will be remembered and celebrated as a passionate supporter of Canada’s leading ballet company. This is your opportunity to leave your mark on The National Ballet of Canada.
Join the 70 for 70 Legacy Challenge Campaign today and help ensure the success of our company now and into the future.!
For more information, please contact Richard Lefebvre, Associate Director, Individual and Legacy Giving at 416 345 9686 x324 or email email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
A. No. A popular choice is stating a gift as a percentage, which will automatically adjust no matter what the future may bring.
A. No. Like any Will, your gift plans can be revised at any time should your circumstances change. That’s why making a gift through one’s Will is such a good fit for so many people.
A. Many people put aside a percentage -- which could be 5%, 10%, 20%, or more -- to the National Ballet, while still leaving a large majority of their assets to family and friends. Or you could choose to make a charitable gift of whatever balance remains in your RRSP or RIF, which also saves on taxes. Click here for more information on how to leave a gift in your future plans.
A. Include The National Ballet of Canada in your Will or make the National Ballet a beneficiary of your Life Insurance or RRSP or RIF. Then, tell us about your future gift by returning this reply form.
A. Yes! The deadline is June 30, 2022, however, if you would like to attend the Campaign Celebration event with Karen Kain, you must inform The National Ballet of Canada of your future intentions no later than May 31, 2022. Don’t miss your opportunity!