Shaw Festival and Gift of Securities

Gifts of Securities Make Sense!

Both our Canadian and US Donors can make gifts of appreciated securities and gain a significant tax advantage.

By Donating Securities you:

  • Avoid capital gains tax
  • Qualify for a tax-deduction based on the fair market value of stock
  • Support the Shaw Festival

Gift of securities for Canadian Donors are handled through RBC Dominion Securities, St. Catharines, ON

Gifts of securities for US Donors are handled through M&T Bank, Buffalo, NY

For more information about making a gift of securities and/or to receive the gift of securities transfer form, please contact Gary Nadalin, Director of Advancement, at 1.800.657.1106 ext 2339.

In order to receive timely and appropriate acknowledgement, please notify one of the above individuals of your gift. Thank you.

Matching Gifts Can Make Even More of an Impact!


Many corporations offer matching gift programmes for employees and retirees which will increase or even double your support and privileges. Contact your Human Resources department to see if your company participates in matching charitable donations.

Gift Memberships


To purchase a Gift Membership, please call Membership Services at 1.800.657.1106 ext 2556.