Legacy Giving

For many of us, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will always have a special place in our lives.  Our reasons may vary—fond memories of attending TSO concerts growing up with the hours of music lessons and practice sessions you remember, perhaps your career as a musician, or simply your enjoyment of classical music. Your personal reason may be the inspiration for a very important decision - leaving a legacy gift to your TSO.

Why consider a legacy gift for the TSO?

By making a legacy gift, you will help secure funds for the TSO’s acclaimed performances and vital community and education programs.  

A legacy gift to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) or the Toronto Symphony Foundation (TSF) is a powerful and enduring personal statement to the community about the importance of the TSO in your life. Your legacy gift will make it possible for the next generation to see and hear TSO performances well into the future. Making this gift is your lasting personal legacy! 

There are simple ways to make a legacy gift to the TSO or TSF—a gift in your will, using the proceeds of a life insurance policy or making the TSO or TSF a beneficiary of a registered plan (RRSP, RRIF or TFSA).

If you have already made a legacy or future gift to the TSO or TSF, we would love to hear from you!  Please take a few moments to download our Legacy Commitment Form and send it back to us. 

TSO Legacy Circle – Our way of thanking you today

Donors who have included the TSO or TSF in their estate plans are invited to become members of our TSO Legacy Circle. This special group of donors was established as our way of recognizing and celebrating your generosity, foresight, and commitment to your TSO during your lifetime.  

As a TSO Legacy Circle member, we honour your decision with the following acknowledgement:

  • Invitation to an annual Legacy Circle event 
  • Recognition  in our annual report and other TSO publications, in print and online 
  • Exclusive musical moments throughout the year
  • Regular updates about your TSO

If you are considering a legacy gift to the TSO, here are some suggested language for your will that you may take to your lawyer or professional advisor. If you have any questions or inquiries about legacy giving for your TSO, please contact:

Emelita Ervin
Senior Development Officer, Legacy Giving

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