Sponsorship

A core part of the Universal Gospel Choir’s mandate is to bring the uplifting and healing power of music to as many people as possible. Through our outreach program, Sharing the Spirit, we do concerts for groups that may not otherwise have the opportunity to share in the joy and communion of our music. We also perform free of charge to help community service organizations raise funds for their charitable causes.

 

We are grateful for the support we receive from government grants to help us live our mission – but your support is equally critical. Will you join our family of benefactors and friends?

 

Make a Charitable Donation

You can donate to the choir through Canada Helps

Tax receipts are issued for donations of $25 or more, and all donors are acknowledged in our programs. 

Donate Through Canada Helps

 

  • Bronze ($25 – $199)
    • Acknowledgement in our self-produced concert programs and on our website
    • Tax receipt in the amount of the donation
  • Silver ($200 – $499)
    • Acknowledgement in our self-produced concert programs and on our website
    • 2 Patron Tickets to our Soulstice concert, with preferred seating
    • Tax receipt in the amount of the donation minus ticket value ($50).
  • Gold ($500 plus)
    • Acknowledgement in our self-produced concert programs and on our website
    • 2 Patron Tickets to our Yule and Soulstice concerts, with preferred seating
    • Tax receipt in the amount of donation minus ticket value ($100).

Buy Patron tickets for our Yule and Soulstice concerts

 

If you purchase Patron tickets for any of our concerts at $60 per ticket, you will receive preferred seating in our donor section at the front of the house, along with a $35 tax receipt.

Corporate Sponsorships and Personal Donations

 

Corporate sponsorships and personal donations help us pay for our concert expenses, such as sound equipment and venue rentals, costumes, music acquisition and musicians’ fees.

Sponsors and donors are recognized on this website, at events, and on promotional material, in accordance with their wishes.

Volunteer

 

We are so appreciative of our many volunteers, who participate in a wide range of activities to make our concerts run smoothly – and we’re always happy to welcome new ones! Among the activities you can help with are:

  • Ticket selling
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Ushering at concerts
  • Food and merchandise sales at concerts
  • Stage crew
  • Administrative support

Volunteers are recognized for their contributions with free attendance at performances and T-shirts or CDs for those who volunteer on a regular basis. 

If you would like to be a sponsor, make a donation or volunteer with the choir, please email us or call the Choir Line at 604-737-1545.

Thank You For Helping Us Spread the Joy of Music!

Bronze

  • Rosemary Burd
  • Natalie Drache
  • Perry Ehrlich
  • Dan Grant 
  • Helen Hunt
  • Philip Holton
  • Irene Kobylkin-Somody
  • Marilee Roome

Silver

  • Devaki Drache
  • Georgia Hill
  • Hanne Jensen
  • Sheila Landrigan
  • Michael Marrapese

Gold

  • Kathy Anderson
  • Carole Bishop
  • Rick Pollay and Carole Christopher 
  • Sarala Thompson

The Universal Gospel Choir gratefully acknowledges its current sponsors: