Le Fonds Heritage Richard-Vaillancourt Legacy Fund
Richard Vaillancourt, arts patron and former board Chair of Théâtre français de Toronto (TFT), felt very strongly that the onus for raising funds for the TFT began with its board. A gift was made from his estate, for the benefit of TFT at the Ontario Arts Foundation, in the hope that it would serve as an example to other board members and encourage arts supporters to leave a legacy through a planned gift.
Annual disbursements from the fund are made to the TFT, helping to ensure that it continues to flourish and preserve francophone culture in Toronto.
Annual Disbursement: $5,000
Une Maison face au Nord, 2011 ( Photography by: Jean Briand)
Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Recipient
From 2003 - 2011, the Ontario Arts Foundation partnered with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) on the Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Program. The Program provided scholarships in the arts to students who have a special ability in the arts, but not the resources to pursue that interest.