The Public Art Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to promote the appreciation for and support the practice of the visual arts in St. Thomas and Elgin County; with our doors closed and our programs cancelled we are already seeing the effects. If you are in a position to do so, you can help to support STEPAC the following ways, every bit helps!
The doors to our building may be closed, but please enjoy our online exhibitions and new artists biographies, online publications, and resources, sign up for the newletter, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and subscribe on YouTube.
In 2019, the Public Art Centre celebrated its' 50th Anniversary, our successes have been put on hold for awhile. Our Redtail Cocktail Party and Silent Auction has been postponed and we will be working with Redtail to bring you the safest way for us to get together. Thank you to our sponsors for their ongoing support!
The Art Gallery Foundation of St. Thomas and Elgin Endowment (Endowment Fund) was established om 1997 to:
1. Raise and maintain a fund for the benefit of the Art Gallery Foundation (now know as the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre),
2. Encourage an interest in and appreciation of the objects of STEPAC, and,
3. Provide STEPAC financial assistance.
The endowment fund is a registered Canadian Charity designated by Canada Revenue Agency as a Public Foundation. It trustees are to administer and invest all funds in accordance with the provisions of the Deed of Trust, applicable legislation, and in accordance with agreements made with donors.
There are many ways you can make a contribution:
Cash, Gifts in kind, Gifts of Securities, Bequests by Will, Life Insurance (name STEPAC as the owner of the policy or beneficiary of the policy), Charitable Gift Annuities,
Gifts of registered funds (name STEPAC as beneficiary of RRSP'S RRIF'S or directo porceeds to your estate and provide a gift in you will that will offset taxes), Gifts of residual interest and Charitable Remaininder Trusts.
Chair Don Ferguson
Appointed Secretary Laura Woermke
STEPAC President Suzanne Baehr
To make a donation tot he endowment fund, please use the link below and add endowment to the notes.