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2015-2018

TERRA NOVA FUND ANNUAL REPORT OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECEIVED FUNDING SUPPORT IN 2017

We are pleased to announce the organizations that in 2017 received support funds from the Terra Nova Fund of PEI.

DONATION RECIPIENTS: Last year, organizational support funds were provided to the PEI Symphony Society (sponsors of the PEI Symphony Orchestra); the Confederation Centre of the Arts, including the ACCELERANDO Classical Music Performance Fund; Orchestra’s Canada; the Community Foundation of PEI; the UPEI Veterinary College; PEI Heart and Stroke Foundation; the New Brunswick Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; the Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); the Canadian Friends Service Committee.

Support funds were also donated outside of the Fund itself to organizations that do not necessarily currently hold CRA registered charity status including: The Singing Strings; the Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra; the Rock Barra Artist Retreat Coop; SUN magazine; the PEI Allowed Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); and the American publication, Friends Journal.

FUND HIGHLIGHTS: 2017 funds continued to provide financial support for the ongoing operational needs of the PEI Symphony Orchestra (www.peisymphony.com). The Fund was particularly pleased to help support the PEI Symphony Orchestra in its 50th anniversary season, the highlight of which was the celebratory concert held in November 2017 in which the “Cantata for Canada, 150” was performed at the Homburg Theatre of the Confederation Centre of the Arts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXnXg4LiWcU). The event was taped for delayed broadcast several times in the month of December over Eastlink TV.   

Once again, this year the Joan and Regis Duffy Foundation joined with the Terra Nova Fund in making a generous contribution to the ACCELERANDO Classical Music Performance Fund at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/news-read-more.php?news=588). When the Duffy Foundation contribution is combined with the Terra Nova Fund and those of several new individual donors, and after the annual match by the Department of Canadian Heritage is applied later in 2018, the corpus of the ACCELERANDO Fund will approach (and possibly exceed) the $100,000 mark. Once that milestone $100K level is reached, the Fund’s founding donors and Confederation Centre staff will begin to explore how best the interest on the endowment ought to be allocated to advance the objectives of the Fund.

2018 FUNDING PRIORITIES: Funding priorities will likely remain similar to last year's objectives with one possible significant modification. With the Atlantic Journalism Awards ( www.ajas.ca/ ) organization having achieved CRA registered charity status in late 2017, the Fund will explore a long-desired objective of helping to sponsor an award advancing the training and development of students interested in careers in reporting and investigative journalism in Atlantic Canada.  

The greatest amount of support will continue to flow to organizations that advance the performance of classical music on Prince Edward Island. Additionally, in light of recent political developments in the United States, Britain, and other parts of the world, annual support funds are also expected to continue to grow to advance various peace and other initiatives carried out by various organizations associated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).


TERRA NOVA FUND ANNUAL REPORT OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECEIVED FUNDING SUPPORT IN 2016

We are pleased to announce the organizations that in 2016 received support funds from the Terra Nova Fund of PEI:

DONATION RECIPIENTS: Last year, organizational support funds were provided to the PEI Symphony Society (sponsors of the PEI Symphony Orchestra); the Confederation Centre of the Arts in support of the ACCELERANDO Classical Music Performance Fund; Orchestra’s Canada; the Community Foundation of PEI; the PEI Humane Society; the UPEI Veterinary College; Hospice PEI; PEI Heart and Stroke Foundation; the New Brunswick Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends; the Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); the Canadian Friends Service Committee; and UNICF Canada.

Some support money was donated outside of the Fund itself to organizations that do not currently hold CRA registered charity status such as The Singing Strings; Friends of Canadian Broadcasting; the PEI Allowed Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); and the American publication, Friends Journal. A donation of comic art was also completed by the donors for inclusion in the W. Chase Craig Comic Collection located at the Oviatt Library of California State University, Northridge.

FUND HIGHLIGHTS: 2016 funds that supported the ongoing operational needs of the PEISO included matching funds for a Canadian Heritage grant that made possible the purchase of much needed musician stand lights. This year, for the first time, the Joan and Regis Duffy Foundation joined with the Terra Nova Fund in making a generous contribution to the ACCELERANDO Classical Music Performance Fund at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. When the combined with contributions by the Terra Nova Fund and several individual donors, the corpus of the ACCELERANDO Fund was virtually doubled. Our hope is to see those contributions matched by Heritage Canada up to dollar for dollar.

2017 FUNDING PRIORITIES:  Funding priorities will likely remain similar to last year's objectives. The greatest amount of support will continue to flow to organizations that advance the performance of classical music on the island. Additionally, in light of recent political developments in the United States, Britain, and other parts of the world, annual support funds are also expected to continue to grow to advance various peace and other initiatives carried out by various Quaker organizations.


2015

TERRA NOVA FUND OF PEI ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONS THAT RECIEVED FUNDING SUPPORT IN 2015

We are pleased to announce the organizations that in 2015 received support funds from the Terra Nova Fund of PEI. 

Last year, organizational support funds were provided to the PEI Symphony Society (sponsors of the PEI Symphony Orchestra); PEI Association for Newcomers; PEI Humane Society and the UPEI Veterinary College; Hospice PEI; the Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and the Canadian Friends Service Committee. Some support money was donated outside of the Fund itself to organizations that do not currently hold CRA registered charity status; they include The Singing Strings and Teresa Doyle's Rock Barra Retreat in Eastern Kings County.

In 2016 funding priorities will likely remain similar to last year's objectives. The greatest amount of support will continue to flow to organizations that advance the performance of classical music on the island. To that end, funds that were redirected in 2015 to the urgent needs of the PEISO this year are expected to once again flow also to the Confederation Centre of the Arts in support of the ACCELERANDO Classical Music Performance Fund. Our hope is to see Terra Nova Fund contributions (and those of other donors) matched by Heritage Canada up to dollar for dollar. 

Support is also expected to continue for the PEISO and the Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra which this last year was able to secure its charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency. Annual support funds are expected to continue to support various peace and other initiatives carried out by various Quaker organizations.


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