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)
Wuchien Michael Than
Persistence and Passion: A Donor's Story
The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation Fund was established by Michael Than in partnership with the Ontario Arts Foundation in 2013. Funding began in 2013 and contributions continue to grow the fund and support a granting program. Michael Than created the Fund to help create opportunities for the creation, development of Asian-Canadian theatre and to develop new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights.