Calgary Philharmonic Foundation

The Calgary Philharmonic Foundation is a separate and independently governed organization overseeing the endowment fund created to support the long-term operations of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Funds received by the Foundation are held in perpetuity and may be eligible for a matching grant from the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, a program of the Federal Government’s Department of Canadian Heritage.

A portion of the return earned on the endowment fund is contributed annually to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. The Foundation has become the Calgary Phil’s largest annual funder. It operates independently and at arms-length from the Orchestra, with the fund’s administration overseen by a Board of Trustees.

The fund is now one of the largest endowments held by a Canadian orchestra. It has grown from less than $1 million as of June 2000 to over $40 million as of June 2023 thanks to: (1) very generous donor gifts over the years; (2) matching government grants, including from the Canada Cultural Investment Fund; and (3) strong investment returns

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation is a not-for-profit organization formed under the Societies Act of Alberta and is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act.

For more information on how to support the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Foundation, please contact:

Chris Petrik
Calgary Philharmonic
Director, Development
[email protected]

David Daly
Calgary Philharmonic Foundation
[email protected]

Honorary Patron of the Calgary Philharmonic Foundation
The Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD

Board of Trustees
Joel Douglas, Vice-President
Courtney Burton, Secretary
Elaine Clark, Treasurer
Eileen Marikar, Assistant Treasurer
Ryan Stasynec, Past President
Byron Neiles
Ellen Parker
Fern Cyr
Jim Hughes
Letha MacLachlan