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where senior artists are considered. connected. community.

Partner with PAL Ottawa

Because building community is better when done together!

We are eager to discover unique resources and meaningful outcomes with each partner. Let's connect and determine our relationship potential!

A few ideas:

  • Public relations: Exposure via live (digital/in-person) events and presentations
  • Shared introductions to valued connections and influencers (arts, business, funders, donors, etc.)
  • Venue / presentation space
  • Professional development (business best practices, arts workshops, etc.)
  • Equipment or beneficial services swap
  • Content sharing: Digital platform links
  • Co-production: Fundraising events
  • Marketing or promotional collateral swap

Ideas and Options

Whether your interest is piqued by PAL Ottawa’s Supporting Cast program, via PAL Place or future programming, we are interested to align with your community-building interests.

Paid Forms of Partnership!

Having spent my entire life in dance, I’ve not only had the opportunity to work with artists from many disciplines but also to become keenly aware of the financial sacrifices they make in order to bring joy and entertainment to others. Our musicians, dancers, visual artists, singers, actors, and technical crews have given us so much. Now, we can give back by ensuring they have the safe and affordable housing they deserve, and at a stage in life when they need it most. This is why I am so pleased to support PAL Ottawa’s initiative to build an affordable housing complex in the nation’s capital for artists in their senior years. I cannot think of a better way to honour and support arts workers who have devoted their lives to enriching our own and the world around us.

Karen Kain — Artistic Director Emerita & former principal dancer —The National Ballet of Canada

Our Community Donor Partners

Cumulative Major Gifts Appreciation Board


Be our first Galaxy donor!

Palladium and A Standing Ovation


** Vibrant and Sustainable Fund 

Platinum and 3 BRAVOS!  
$100,000 +

** Anonymous (x2)
Jim and Meriel (Beament) Bradford

 PAL Place Cabinet Members Group ∆ 
 Wesley M. Nicol Foundation 

Diamond and A Spotlight Bow  
$50,000 +

 * PAL Place Public Campaign, Advance Donations and/or Pledges Group 

 PAL Ottawa Advisors Committee Group ◊ 
 PAL Ottawa Board of Directors ↀ 

Rubies and Loud Applause  
$25,000 +

Blocks, Plays & Murder in the Dark Group ❤ 
Cynthia Baxter
Power Corporation of Canada
McKeen Metro (Glebe)

Robert Tennent 
Brian Toller and Lorna Tener ∆◊ 
 Margaret and Kenneth Torrance & Family 
Janet Yale and Dan Logue

Gold and A Big WOW!!  

Anonymous (x3)
Glen Bloom and Deborah Duffy
Susannah Dalfen ∆
Danbe Foundation
Elizabeth Finak  
Ted Fobert
 Don and Sue Gibbons 
Lewis Auerbach and Barbara Legowski ◊
Anne Maheux and Greg J. Hill ↀ

Hammie Hill ❤
Janet & Leo Lefebvre / Borealis Foundation
Minto Foundation Inc.
Sandy and Gwen Mackay-Smith ∆ↀ❤ 
John and Phyllis Rae
L.A. (Sandy) Smallwood ◊ 
Victoria Steele 
Raymond and Natalie Stern ∆◊ 
Alan and Marianne Whitten

Silver and An Encore Shout Out  

 George Anderson and Charlotte Gray ∆ 
 Ron Connelly, Jane Cronin and Family 
 Charlie Hill  ❤ 
Hamnett P. Hill Family Foundation ❤
 Hali Krawchuk and David Bukurak ↀ  
 Barbara Laskin and Tim Plumptre 

Sandy Foote and Roberta Walker
Hobin Architecture
Christopher Minnes ∆
 Barry Sims 
 TD Wealth Management 
 Sheila and Bill Williams 

Bronze and A Bouquet of Thank Yous  
$2,000 +

 Margaret Campbell 
 David Caulfeild ↀ 
Jim and Brenda Bisiker ❤
*** John Bouza
Peter Bowie
Karen Colby-Stothart ∆
Doug and Lynne Burnside
Ottawa Art Society Fund     
Jane Panet and Jim Taggart
Lola Rasminsky

Ruth Freiman
Brian Foss ❤
Vera Gibbons 
Victoria Henry ∆
** Hedinger Family Fund 
Tom and Jan Houston
Diana Kirkwood 
Paul Lemelin, EXP Realty
Jean Teron
 Shine Music 
Barbara Uteck and Graham Fraser

Legacy Donations ****

Raymond and Natalie Stern $10,000
 Margaret and Kenneth Torrance & Family $15,000 

* PAL Place Public Campaign Advance Donations and/or Pledges includes PAL Ottawa's 2020 surplus; and, PAL Place donations and/or pledges up to $2,000 which will be individually recognized for their generosity once the public campaign is launched.
** OCF (Ottawa Community Foundation Donor-advised Funds)
*** Tribute and In Memory Donations will be published during the public campaign
**** Legacy Donations appear when Major Donors advise us of their provision for a donation to PAL Place in their will. We are very grateful for this consideration
∆ PAL Place Cabinet Members Group

Making a Donation or Pledge - To make a Major Donor Donation or Pledge ($2,000+), contact Sandy Mackay-Smith, PAL Place Campaign Organizing Committee Chair at, or call 819.671.9004. All other ‘PAL Place’ donations should be made to PAL Ottawa at the PAL Ottawa website.

Note: Anything highlighted in YELLOW indicates a new donor or an increase in the Donor’s gift from the last report. The Major Gift Appreciation Board donation is "cumulative"; so donors who add to their donation or pledge any time during the Campaign--at the $2,000 level and beyond--will be recognized above.

Our community partners go above-and-beyond! We are pleased to highlight a few partners who have emboldened PAL Ottawa’s reach to further impact and enrich our community.

  • Wesley M. Nicol Foundation
    • Discuss shared values and explore ideas to deepen PAL Ottawa’s impact for those in need.

    • Leverage the Foundation’s influence to entice others to support our cause via partner-developed, creative idea-generation.

    • Support profile-building initiatives through shared public support initiatives and logo recognition.

    • Contribute additional financial support for fundraising campaign initiatives (I.e., matching funds)

    • Share knowledge that supports our operations (I.e., Advisor to PAL Ottawa)

  • Ottawa Community Foundation
    • Manage a variety of grants that contribute to PAL Ottawa’s operations, including PAL Place.

    • Facilitate donations to PAL Ottawa via individuals' and foundations' interest in our work.

    • Work with PAL Ottawa’s Board of Directors and management to transition our business model from community services to (also) include residential leasing and artistic programming. 

  • Ottawa Art Society
    • Invite PAL Ottawa to share with their members, in person, details about PAL Place and how their donation contributes to tangible outcomes. 

    • This valuable opportunity strengthens both our relationship with our donor and the connection to our cause through this form of public outreach.

No question, the arts are a big risk financially. If anyone knows this, it’s me, as I left the stable lawyer life to follow my passion as a writer, and I had some tough years. It’s great if you make it, but the reality is, that number is low. Many in the arts never realize this economic freedom. Nevertheless, they often make huge, profound contributions to society with their work. In their older years, this lower-than-average income translates into a very real problem – paying rent. PAL Place helps address this problem.

Jay Shore — Comedy writer

We welcome your ideas and enthusiasm to support local artists!

To discuss sponsorship opportunities with PAL Ottawa, email us at or fill out our contact form.