Donors have been fostering the legacy of Canadian dance for over 30 years through Dance Collection Danse. Donations build and safeguard a unique national collection which is shared through exhibitions, online resources, educational programs and special events. If you’re already a donor ‒ thank you for your support! If you believe in the importance of dance, please consider joining the DCD family of supporters by making a charitable gift. Your contribution will help to ensure that Canadian dance continues to be remembered and celebrated across the country and beyond.


  • Click on the button above to give via CanadaHelps; consider making your gift in monthly instalments throughout the year and receive one consolidated receipt
  • Call us at 416-365-3233/
    1-800-665-5320 to donate using your VISA card
  • Send a cheque to: Dance Collection Danse, 1303 – 2 Carlton Street, Toronto ON, Canada, M5B 1J3

All donors receive an annual magazine; advance notice of special events, exhibitions and presentations; bi-annual donor newsletters and a charitable tax receipt (for $25+).


ShoesGibsonTo deepen your commitment to the appreciation of Canadian dance, consider a gift of $1,000 or more towards a program that holds special interest for you. For example, your gift could support:

  • EDUCATION/EVENTS – includes workshops, lectures, film screenings, printed and online publications, student programs, internships
  • COLLECTIONS CARE AND DEVELOPMENT – cataloguing, digitization, conservation, acquisitions, equipment, archival supplies
  • EXHIBITIONS (live & online) – includes research, writing, design, printing, equipment, supplies

Please contact our Manager of Donor Relations to create your meaningful, customized gift in support of our programs.

Vickie Fagan : 416-365-3233/



SmithSpohrLois Smith was The National Ballet of Canada’s first prima ballerina. She believed so strongly in the legacy of Canadian dance that she became the first person to make a gift to DCD in her estate plans. Lois’ inspiring generosity facilitated DCD’s bold move into a new space. This change has in turn boosted our capacity to celebrate and share the remarkable art form that she so loved.

You too can leave a lasting legacy that reflects your passion for dance. Anyone can give Canadian artists a firm footing on the continuum of history by making a gift to DCD through their estate. Regardless of income, you can make a deferred gift without impacting your current lifestyle. Contributing can be as simple as adding a sentence or appendix to your current estate plan.

To learn more about including DCD in your estate plans please contact our Manager of Donor Relations, Vickie Fagan: 416-365-3233/

If you have already named DCD in your estate plans, please let us know so that we can work with you to recognize your extraordinary generosity and commitment to strengthening the legacy of Canadian dance.


Visionary Partners ($5,000+)Iris BlissAhava Halpern & Frank Lavitt Patron’s Circle($1000+)David BanksCarol Bishop-GwynAnna BlewchampCanada’s National Ballet SchoolKathryn ElderBernice and Charles GriegEvan McKieTess McLeanLaurie NemetzSelma OdomJane SpoonerMichael TrentRobert S.Williams
In Honour of R.S. Williams &
Sons Ltd.
 Deluxe Box ($500+)Miriam Adams, C.M.Jocelyn AllenPeggy Baker, C.M.
In Memory of Ahmed Hassan & Michael J. BakerBeverly BennettSally Brayley BlissWilliam J.S. Boyle, C.M.Earlaine Collins, C.M.Anthony Giacinti
In Memory of Lola MacLaughlinDr. Ann Hutchinson GuestSusan Macpherson & Robert SteinerSylvia McPheeJeffrey MilgramPatti Ross MilneRobert MilneDr. Mary RobertsonRichard Silver Orchestra ($250+)Carol AndersonRosemary Jeanes AntzeLynly & Trevor BailieDavid M. BowringAnnette Browne
In Memory of Rachel Browne, C.M.Sandy CaverlyAnn ChambersTanya Evidente Mandarino
In Honour of Eric and Tita EvidenteKathleen FraserPatricia FraserGerry Gilbert-GrayMaxine GoldbergPamela GrundyRobert Ito
In Memory of Celia FrancaGraham Jackson
In Memory of Michael ConwayRobert JohnstonKaren Kain, C.C.Cheryl LaFranceWarren Lane
In Memory of Aileen Lane (née Parker)Sylvia LassamSallie LyonsCaroline O’BrienMichael Ondaatje, C.C.Heinar PillerWendy ReidDora Rust-D’EyeRhonda Ryman-KaneHolly Small*Karen SparksVeronica Tennant, C.C.*Fen WatkinKaren WieruckiPenny WinterJoyce Zemans, C.M. & Fred Zemans
Balcony ($100+)AnonymousStephanie Ballard*Patricia BeattyCheryl Belkin-EpsteinShira C. BernholtzVictoria BertramJohn BirkettAmy Blake-HoffmanMarilyn Bower
In Memory of Lois Smith, O.C.Amy Bowring
In Memory of John PlankNeil BregmanCarol BudnickDarcey CallisonGinelle ChagnonSusan CohenYves CousineauMichael CrabbSusan CreanHelen DaviesJane DeluzioJudith DoanColin R.C. DobellGeorgie DonaisDavid Earle, C.M.Ian EasterbrookRay EllenwoodElsa ElliottEsmeralda Enrique PrincipatoMargaret Farr
In Memory of Murray FarrMaureen Farr-Eagan
In Memory of Murray FarrMarjory FieldingJennifer FisherNorma Sue Fisher-StittPaul-André Fortier, O.C.John Fraser, C.M.Natasha Frid
In Memory of Lawrence Adams, Penelope Reed Doob and Bill OrlowskiDenise Fujiwara*Judith GarayLouise Garfield*Judith GelberNance Gelber & Dan BjarnasonLeslie GetzChan Hon GohElaine GoldDr. Bernard Goldman C.M. & Fran GoldmanCarol Gradus
In Memory of Lawrence GradusElyse Graff & Bob McKittrickSusan GreenKirsten GunterMark HammondAmanda Hancox
In Memory of Alan LundE. Ann HerringDonald Hewitt
In Memory of Grant Strate, O.C.Elaine HoagRonald HolgersonRuth E. HoodJohanna Householder*William J. Hutton*Daniel JacksonValerie Jackson*Suzanne JaegerMary Jago-RomerilAstrid JansonEvynia KarmiJames G. LaidlawSheila R. LawrenceCliff Le JeuneAllana LindgrenSheilagh MacDonaldMary Mason
Balcony ($100+) (cont.)Leslie McAfee
In Honour of the National Tap Dance CompanyMarcia McClungSondra McGregorKathryn Merrett*Barbara MitchellNetgain Partners Inc.Susan NewloveJean Stoneham OrrKenny PearlLinda Pellis
In Memory of Amelia JacksonKaija Pepper
In Memory of Leland WindreichJoan PhillipsJim PlaxtonNadia Potts*Linda RabinPaula Ravitz
In Honour of Toronto Independent Dance EnterprisePeggy ReddinJeanne Renaud, C.M.Janine Adams Richard*Jennifer RiegerGina Lori RileyAnuschka RoesRichard Rutherford*John RyersonJuliana Saxton*Joan Askwith ShortPhillip SilverRobert SirmanCheryl SmithMarjorie SorrellKaren SparksVicki St. Denys
In Honour of Nadia PottsJohn Stanley and Helmut ReichenbacherNora StearnsAstrid StecJini StolkSheri TalosiPaula Thomson & Maurice Godin*Judith TovellDominique TurcotteBarbara WallaceJanet WaltersMary Jane WarnerVincent Warren, C.M.Philip & Diane WeinsteinPhyllis M. Whyte
In Memory of Donald WhyteMary WilliamsonVicki Adams WillisDianne L. WoodruffClaire Wootten
In Memory of William OrlowskiMax Wyman, O.C.Veronica Zufelt Up to $99AnonymousAnonymous
In Memory of Gwen (Cox) PayneAnonymous
In Honour of Scott ParkinsonMeredith Adams
In Memory of David Adams, O.C.Conrad AlexandrowiczMauryne Allan*Francisco Alvarez
In Memory of Grant Strate, O.C.Walter A. BabiakCurtis BarlowMarie BeaulieuGabrielle BlairJody BrunerMonica BurrBonnie Robson Carpenter
Up to $99 (cont.)Centrepointe Ballet SchoolMarie-Josée ChartierWendy ChilesMaureen ConsolatiMichael CopemanFreda CrispBarbara De KatAnne DublinJason Dubois & Clayton BaraniukMary FarrarAviva FleisingMarie Claire FortéPeggy Gale*Jan GardnerNatalie Zoey GauldRandy GlynnDiane GoudreaultJanet HagisavasAnne HarvieLynne HellerCandice Helm*Monique HubertLilian JarvisKathleen JeromeAllen & Karen KaejaDebbie Kaplan
In Memory of Kay & Stan SmithMary KerrJanak KhendryBrigitte KleerShirley Kline*Calla LachanceKaylynne Warford Lowe
In Honour of Alan FaigalBlanche LundTerrill Maguire
In Memory of Penelope DoobJudith and Rick Marcuse
In Memory of Phyllis MargolickPatricia MargoleseElaine de Lorimier MathysPauline McCullaghLynne Milnes*Claudia MooreMoze MossanenLynne MullingsSheila I. MurrayClairellen NentwichMartha NicholsonSheilagh O’ConnellSylvia Palmer*Uma ParameswaranCatherine Penman
In Memory of Bev Banfield & Julie Rebecca PriestleyPatricia RobertsonBeth RobinsonPaula Ross
In Honour of Lawrence and Miriam Adams, C.M.Julia Sasso
In Memory of David ZurakJulie ScriverTimothy SpainEllen SpencerRoss StuartPhilip SzporerLaura TalerAnton WagnerJanet Wasonennifer WatkinsAnne Wilde
In Memory of Sheila Wilde

*Donations made in Memory of DCD Co-founder Lawrence Adams

Individuals acknowledged above donated between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017

If your listing contains inaccuracies or omissions, please contact us.

DCD gratefully acknowledges the support of our government funders, foundations, individual donors and the late Nick Laidlaw. Dance Collection Danse extends lasting gratitude for the generous bequests from the Lois Smith, Linda Stearns and Leland Windreich Estates.