Stradivarius Legacy Circle

The Stradivarius Legacy Circle has been created to recognize those visionary individuals who have made plans to leave a bequest or a planned gift to the Vancouver Symphony Foundation – people who understand the value and permanence of the VSO’s endowment fund to provide a stable future for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

The Vancouver Symphony Foundation will steward these gifts in perpetuity and disperse a portion of the annual earnings to the VSO to support the orchestra’s performances, education initiatives and ongoing recruitment of the very best musicians to our city – sustaining the legacy of exceptional symphonic music in our community for the next one hundred years and beyond.

Absolutely anyone can leave a legacy to the VSO.

Once you have discussed your intentions with your loved ones, a Legacy gift can be as simple as a bequest in your will. It can also take the form of a planned gift, such as an insurance policy, that has been discussed with your professional advisor and shared with the VSO. We will respect your privacy.

Legacy Gifts may include:

  • A bequest in your will
  • A charitable gift annuity
  • A charitable remainder trust
  • Gifts of securities
  • Gifts of real estate

Please click here for sample bequest clauses.

Legacy Circle Benefits

Membership in the Stradivarius Legacy Circle will provide recognition to individuals in their lifetime for their incredible foresight, generosity and concern for the Orchestra’s future. Some of the ways we will thank you are:

  • Listing on the Donor Wall in the Orpheum Theatre
  • Listing in Allegro, our concert program
  • An invitation to an annual Recognition Event

To join the Stradivarius Legacy Circle or to receive more information:

Please contact Mary Butterfield, Director, Individual & Legacy Giving, at 604.684.9100 ext. 238 or

Vancouver Symphony Foundation
500-833 Seymour Street
Vancouver BC V6B 0G4

Charitable Registration Number 85410 7554 RR0001