Why Donate to Watermark?
Did you know that only 31% of Watermark’s annual budget comes from ticket sales? Our theatre has 106 seats and we simply could not survive without individual donations from people like you. At Watermark we believe that quality classical theatre, presented up close and personal, is the best way to expose the greatest plays in the English language to our audience.
We have kept our ticket prices as low as possible so that a broad range of people can attend. We thank you for your continued patronage of our productions. If you have the means, we would like you to consider being a donor to help us to continue producing the finest professional theatre on the Island. Thank you.
Donate online here:
Or send a cheque to: Watermark Theatre, PO Box 190, 57 Church Hill Ave., North Rustico, PE C0A 1X0
Donate Securities and Mutual Funds through CanadaHelps
A donation of securities or mutual fund shares is the most efficient way to give charitably. CanadaHelps is the largest processor of online security and mutual fund donations in Canada.
The Canada Revenue Agency does not apply capital gains tax on donations of publicly traded securities. Capitals gains are the increase in the value of your securities over the price you paid at purchase.
When you sell your shares for cash, you’re responsible for the tax due on the gain, even if you plan to donate the proceeds from the sale. If you pay the tax out of those proceeds, there’s less money left to donate. Your charity receives a smaller donation and you have a smaller donation to claim for your charitable tax credit at the end of the year.
But when you donate your securities directly through CanadaHelps, those capital gains aren’t subject to tax. This means your charity receives a larger gift, and you’ll benefit from a tax receipt for the full value of your eligible securities or mutual funds.
Here’s an example of how it works.
Let’s say you purchased common shares in ABC Company for a cost of $1,000. If the current market value of those shares has increased to $5,000, you would have a capital gain of $4,000.
If you sell those shares and donate the cash proceeds, you’ll owe tax on the capital gain. So, you set aside the taxes due from the proceeds, leaving you with less than the full cash value to donate and a tax receipt which reflects the smaller donation.
But when you donate the shares directly, you owe no capital gains tax and you’re able to donate the full value. So your charity gets a larger donation and you get a tax receipt which reflects your larger contribution.
By donating shares directly, you can save on taxes while you’re offering more help to the charities you care about most.
2019 Donors – June 7, 2018 to August 24, 2019
Joan and Regis Duffy Foundation
Marti Hopson, Estate of WLG Hopson
Gordon and Barb Campbell
Edward and Joanne Curran
Christine MacNearney and Paul Christensen
Mike Murphy and Paul Smith
Tim and Lois O’Neill
Stewart McKelvey Lawyers
Gracie and Barry Stickings
Andrea Surich, in memory of Bill Hodgson
Ron and Paula Wadey
Nancy Birt and Greg Cann
Rory and Ann Francis
Maureen and Barb Kinder
Linda Packard Shaw
Mary Robertson, in honour of Henri Gauthier
Mary Ardeth Smith
Bonnie and Mike Arnold
Francoise and Vincent Bernier
Bill and Bev Bishop
Stephen and Sung Ha Bouey
Carolyn and Roderick Buhr
Robin and John Crittenden
Pia Edwards, in memory of Bill Hodgson
Judy and Richard Gallant
Norah Gibbons, in memory of Bill Hodgson
Richard and Donna Hassard
Claudius Helpert and Kate Haines
Russel and Stacey Kerr
Shawn Kerwin, in memory of Bill Hodgson
John Patrick King
Ted and Gail Lomatski
Dr. Ian Maclennan
Robert and Lynn Nimtz
Gerald and Judi O’Hanley
Joan and Kinsey Smith
Gracie Stickings, in honour of Emily
Brian and Kathy Thompson
Fan $20 – $99
Joan E Albert
Bill and Nancy Furzecott
Barbara Kissick, in honour of Kate Martin
Kelly O’Neill, in memory of Bunty Albert
Chris and Reverend Cathy Pharo
Dr Terry Pratt
Dick & Judy Rowell
Mary T Shea and Kathleen Imbruno
Donna Suerich, in memory of Bill Hodgson
Benefactor $5000 +
|Acknowledgement in 2018 Playbill||2 Tickets to Opening Nights and Receptions||10 Tickets to any Performance in 2018 Season||10% off Art Gallery Purchases|
$10 – $99
$100 – $499
$500 – $999
$1,000 – $4,999