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Sharing the past, understanding the present, preparing for the future
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal's birthplace, is a unique site that must be preserved for future generations. Your donation of any amount is sure to make a difference to the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History.
2015 Annual Campaign
A new building for Fort Ville-Marie, the city’s birthplace
Montréal has an extraordinary advantage shared by very few cities worldwide, in that we know the exact site where it was founded. The 2015 campaign of the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation aims to support the construction of a new pavilion on the very site of Fort Ville-Marie, at 214 Place D'Youville, rising above major historical and archaeological remains. It will be an invaluable legacy for current and future generations.
For the 375th anniversary of Montréal in 2017, Pointe-à-Callière will showcase, protect, and provide access to Fort Ville-Marie in an all-new building that will be part of the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex. This is your chance to make history and join us for the inauguration of this new pavilion!
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Different kinds of donations to Pointe-à-Callière
Remember that you can donate in different ways. The Foundation issues income tax receipts for the following types of gifts:
- cash donations
- donations of items or collections
- donations of publicly traded securities
You can also donate to the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation endowment fund. Dedicated funds are also available for donors who would like to support a specific aspect of the Museum’s activities (exhibitions, collections, education, conservation and development).
Major fundraising campaign
Pointe-à-Callière: Building on the Past
The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation invites you to contribute to the Museum’s greatest development project ever: the creation of the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex. Imagine: eleven historic and archaeological sites, linked underground by an impressive collector sewer and on the surface by urban gardens. The 500,000 visitors to the Complex every year will be able to learn more about our city’s past, as they stand on the very spot where Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance founded Montréal. It’s a unique and exceptional way to discover Montréal’s story, by exploring some historic sites of national significance, including the remains of Fort Ville-Marie (1642) and of the first permanent Parliament of the United Province of Canada (1844).
A major fundraising campaign is underway to make this Complex a reality. Please support this extensive project and help create a world-class tourist attraction and a heritage legacy to celebrate Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017!
Donating publicly traded securities
You can donate publicly traded shares, bonds and other securities to the Foundation. Use this form to transfer publicly traded securities to the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History Foundation.
Gifts in memoriam
A gift in memoriam is a generous gesture as a way of expressing your sympathy to family members and friends. If you would like to notify the family or a particular individual of your donation, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation can send a card in your name to the people concerned.
You can also contact the Foundation and ask for copies of the form.
Donations of items or collections
One of the Museum’s mandates is to acquire collections relating to Montréal’s history, from prehistory to the present, and to conserve, manage and display them. The Museum also acquires items related to its temporary exhibitions, and purchases and manufactures items and receives them through donations and bequests.
For more information on this type of donation, contact Marie-Ève Bertrand, Collections Archivist, at 514 872-9310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation welcomes planned gifts, both immediate and deferred, and extends its sincere thanks to donors who support Pointe-à-Callière in this way.
Immediate donations may be in the form of monetary gifts, securities (shares, bonds), charitable gift annuities, immovables and gifts in kind.
Future or deferred donations may be in the form of bequests or life insurance policies (death benefit).
To help you decide on the type of gift best suited to your situation, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation recommends that you consult a professional tax advisor or financial advisor, for details on the tax rules applicable in your case.
For more information on planned giving, contact Julie Roy, Giving Development Co-ordinator with the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation, at (514) 872-8431 or email@example.com.
Attractive new income tax credits for first-time donors and cultural patrons
Thanks to the income tax credits introduced in 2013 by the federal and provincial governments, giving to Pointe-à-Callière has never been such a great deal!
You can make your donation online, through the totally secure CanadaHelps site.
Donate by mail
Just complete a form and mail it back to us with your donation by credit card or cheque, to:
350 Place Royale
Montréal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5
For more information, contact us at (514) 872-4643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your generosity!