Keep Kerry's Legacy Alive!

Help keep Kerry’s legacy alive with a donation towards the KERRY STRATTON LEGACY CAMPAIGN! We are raising funds to pay for TCO’s virtual Symphony in Your Garden - Grand Finale: Tribute to Kerry Concert and to ensure we can continue to program more wonderful online content throughout the fall and winter. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Here are some ideas of key areas you can support:



PAY FOR A TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE! We are looking for 28 donations of $350 to cover the cost of each of the musicians in our large orchestral performance. In honour of Kerry’s tribute concert, we plan to film four pieces of music with a 28 piece orchestra. This will be the largest group performing together since before Covid-19 started and so drastically changed the live music landscape.  


PATRONS CIRCLE  $1-$249: Every donation helps and adds up to make a real difference. Your gift could pay for the musicians musical scores, the travel for our performance and food for musicians while performing in communities across the province. 

MUSICIANS CIRCLE $250-$499: Your contribution goes directly towards funding a musician’s participation in a future concert performance. 

CONCERTMASTER’S CIRCLE $500-$999: There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into making these virtual concerts happen and this would not be possible without our talented concertmaster. Help make this beautiful music come to life!

MAESTRO’S CIRCLE $1,000- $2,499: TCO’s future is bright with Co-Artistic Director’s Sharon Lee and Marcus Scholtes carrying on Kerry’s vision. Make a grand gesture of support towards future programming and ensure we can continue presenting new concerts and our anticipated Café series throughout the year. 

COMPOSERS CIRCLE $2,500-$4,999: Contribute towards a commission. Support the work of TCO’s new Composer-in-Residence, Samuel Bisson. TCO plans to commision exciting new Canadian compositions to be performed by our orchestra. 

FOUNDERS CIRCLE $5,000+: We would love to continue presenting virtual concerts throughout the fall. Become the financial host of a TCO virtual concert and our artistic team will make this dream a reality!

During these extraordinary times, TCO needs your help now more than ever. We understand that these are challenging times for individuals and businesses alike. If you are able, please consider making a gift to support us as we plan for the months ahead. Ticket sales only cover a percentage of our artistic costs. Your donation helps ensure TCO’s success while offering you behind-the-scenes access to our musicians and programming. In gratitude for your generosity, you will be brought into our inner circle and invited to meet our artists, attend special events, and become a critical member of our musical family.

Here are 3 easy ways that you can support TCO right now:


  • Call 416-871-4275 and make a donation over the phone

  • Mail your cheque payable to “Toronto Concert Orchestra” to our office


Did you know, you can also make a gift of securities? In May 2006, the federal government eliminated the capital gains tax on charitable gifts of publicly-listed securities donated to public charities. These changes allow you to make a major gift to TCO at a relatively low cost to you.

Stocks, bonds, and other investments can be good long-term investments, but they become a form of taxable income when converted to cash. This new provision offers opportunities to realize very significant benefits, and you are able to make a donation to TCO at the same time.

Contact our office to discuss simple ways to maximize your benefits.

As a donor to TCO, you are a part of a family of passionate donors inspired by the vision of Kerry Stratton to make music entertaining and accessible while maintaining artistic excellence.

Support Kerry's Legacy and TCO's future today!