Private philanthropy fuels the heart of Music on Main’s work. Read on to learn more about how you can help make it possible for individuals from all walks of life to continue to ‘listen, together’.
“Thank you for continuing to be so brave… The production was absolutely flawless. You [navigated] the score,A Music on Main audience member, 2021
text, and the movement in a sustained and meaningful way. Bravo! I can’t help but feel both [the] sadness of what a
live experience can offer, and happiness due to the creativity I was able to witness.”
The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation
For over two decades, Vancouver’s own Edith Lando Charitable Foundation has been a staunch supporter and advocate for BC-based programs and projects that build self-esteem, further personal agency, and offer meaningful skills development opportunities for youth from all walks of life.
Over the years, the Foundation has played a leading and local role in supporting arts-based learning programs for vulnerable young people, commissioning and developing new operas on topical social issues, and funding direct access to innovative mental health resources for youth, as but a few recent examples.
Music on Main is grateful to the Foundation for its continued support of The Kessler Academy, which, each year, builds confidence, artistic ability, and team-building expertise for a broad cohort of young string players drawn from throughout BC.
Thank you to Roberta, Jacquie, and Gabrielle for your continued generosity, and for your efforts to celebrate and embody Edith Irene Lando’s incredible work and legacy.
The Diamond Foundation
Since its founding in 1984 by Jack, z’l, and Gordon Diamond, The Diamond Foundation has also created powerful opportunities for Greater Vancouver-based youth.
Through its grantmaking, the Foundation encourages young people to develop skills, build self-esteem, and forge the relationships that help to prevent and mitigate future socio-emotional challenges. By directing its philanthropy to community programs and initiatives that address formative needs for young people at critical life stages, the Foundation creates healthy and sustainable communities over the longer term.
The Diamond Foundation has long played a pivotal and prominent role in Vancouver philanthropy. Over time, the Foundation has supported numerous evidence-based projects undertaken by charitable organizations in the arts, health and welfare, social services, the sciences, and conservation, with a particular interest in initiatives that strengthen Jewish community life. Here at Music on Main, we’re grateful for their continued support of The Kessler Academy, which will return for a seventh consecutive cycle in August.
Are you this person?
This person is very much a philanthropist: they’ve been a supporter of Music on Main for several years, and a generous patron of a few other arts organizations in Vancouver for just as long. Their generosity and care has helped to unlock many possibilities for the organizations with which they choose to share their philanthropy.
With a strong commitment to Music on Main’s vision and leadership, this person contributes to help us continue helping people to ‘listen, together’ – particularly in these challenging times. Since this person prefers to be discreet about their support, we respect their choice to remain anonymous. There are several in the Music on Main family who wish for the focus to remain solely on artists and audiences, and not shift to them. However, to us at Music on Main, these individuals are each unique.
This person could be you.
The Director’s Circle is for those who choose to underwrite Music on Main’s annual activities each season with a gift of $1,200 or more, providing the support on which Music on Main thrives.
Did you know that you can make a real difference at Music on Main with just a few dollars a month?
When you make a gift of securities to Music on Main, you put stock in knowing that you’re creating powerful opportunities for artists, audiences, and communities to ‘listen, together’.