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The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is a charitable organization that relies on the support of its vibrant community to deliver outstanding symphonic music programming and education experiences.  Donations can be made online through Canada Helps by clicking the donate now button or by contacting us.  Charitable receipts are issued for all donations over $25.

Planned Giving

The RDSO Honorary Lifetime Membership recognizes the generosity and vision of its donors who have provided for the future of the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra through a bequest or other form of planned gift. By leaving a planned gift to the RDSO through the Legacy Fund that is held by the Red Deer & District Community Foundation, you become an Honorary Lifetime Member of the RDSO and play an important role in the future of your Orchestra while establishing a personal legacy.

What is a planned gift?

For many donors, a planned gift (also known as a legacy gift) is an easy and thoughtful way to make a significant future contribution to the RDSO while maintaining financial security for themselves and their family during their lifetime.

Leaving a planned gift - such as a bequest in your will, a gift of stock, or a gift of life insurance - is an excellent way to ensure the future of the RDSO. It also allows you to plan future gifts to maximize tax and other advantages with a bequest or other future-gift commitment, while deepening your relationship with the RDSO.

If you are currently preparing your will, you may choose to direct your gift to either the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra or the
Red Deer Symphony Orchestra Legacy Fund held by the Red Deer & District Community Foundation.

How to become an Honorary Lifetime Member of the RDSO

While your planned gift will be realized in the future, by letting us know of your intention to include the RDSO in your estate plans, you will become a Honorary Lifetime Member of the RDSO.

Deferred gifts, particularly bequests including cash, securities, real estate, annuities, life-insurance proceeds, RRIFs, RSPs, pensions, and gifts in kind, are all eligible. 

If you wish to be acknowledged as a Honorary Lifetime Member and receive the corresponding benefits, please confirm your gift in writing.

If you are considering leaving a bequest or deferred gift of any kind to the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, we strongly encourage you to speak with your professional advisor.

For more information or to ensure your intention can be fulfilled and honoured, please contact us.‚Äč