Donors and Sponsors

Thank You,

Your Donations are Most Welcome!

The patronage of our community-oriented friends is necessary to permit Cassa to operate our programmes. Members of Cassa Board and participants in Cassa programmes thank all of our donors for the assistance we receive to provide this summer school. Join the many enlightened corporate and individual friends of Cassa who recognize the high worth of arts in our community. Call or fax us at 403.271.0418 or or use our contact form to get more information about donating to us directly. 

We know that many corporations look for charitable causes to support in Calgary and area. If you know of a corporation that is looking for a way to support our community, please let us know or have the corporation representative contact us. While we would welcome a Gala sponsor and a Festival sponsor, sponsorship of any amount will be appreciated.

Every donation — no matter what the amount — goes toward supporting fine arts in our community. Whether it be $10 or $100 or $1000, we rely on individual donations to keep our summer school operating for your benefit and for your community’s betterment.

Charitable receipts are available for all donations. Donations may be accepted in person by a Board Member or be made through CanadaHelps*. You may also download our donation form and mail your contribution to our fine arts summer school: 


Make cheques payable to Cassa and mail to this address:

Calgary Arts Summer School  Association
201 11420  27th Street SE
Calgary Alberta  T2Z 3R6

CASSA is registered as charity 88490 6249 RR0001 under the Charitable Fund-raising Act in the province of Alberta.

Albertans Can Obtain a Charitable Tax Credit
for Financial Support of Cassa

Effective January 2007, the Alberta government raised the charitable tax credit for eligible annual donations above $200 by 60 per cent. Including the federal tax credit, Albertans receive a 50 per cent non-refundable tax credit for every dollar donated over the $200 threshold. This gives you one of the highest charitable tax credits in Canada. CASSA is registered as charity 88490 6249 RR0001 under the Charitable Fund-raising Act in the province of Alberta.

A Statement from One of our Benefactors:

"Peter Lougheed was a role model for me as I grew up. I, too, am a proud citizen of Alberta who grew up to be a sports fan and an enthusiastic supporter of fine arts in Canada. I have seen what is done to help young people with sports in the province and cannot help but think how much better fine arts would thrive if given the same level of financial assistance. However, until a generous company decides to fund fine arts as superbly as Tim Horton's does for junior hockey, we need the donations of (as is noted elsewhere on this  page), 'enlightened individuals' like you and me to promote gifted and talented youth who deserve support in arts just as much as other youth do in hockey and other sports. Until those forward-thinking representatives of corporations step up to the plate, CASSA relies on individual and small corporate donations to provide superb leadership in this cause. Please donate to CASSA. Even $10 will help a student attend Calgary Arts Summer School. 

Friends of Cassa

These individuals, groups and businesses see the value of fine arts in our community. Please thank these donors if you see them or deal with them in any way.

Harmony Music School

For their gift of office space for CASSA, we acknowledge the special contribution of Harmony Music School.

South Location: (Douglasglen)
#201, 11420 - 27 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6
Telephone: 403-453-2221

Northwest Location: (Brentwood)
4039 Brentwood Rd NW
Telephone: 403-619-8115

North Location: (MacEwan)
#12, 16 MacEwan Dr NW
Telephone: 403-454-6690

Central Location: (Mount Pleasant)
2614 - 4 Street NW
Calgary, AB T2M 3A1
Telephone: 403-619-8115

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Gala ($50,000 and up)

Donations are welcome for this category. If you know of a corporation that is looking to sponsor a community cause, if not only for this category, but for any amount, please contact us.

Bravo ($25,000 to $49,000)

St. John's Music (gift in kind-pianos and digital keyboards) 

Celebration ($10,000 to $24,999)

Government of Alberta - Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Festival ($5,000 to $9,999)

The Calgary Foundation - Various Donors

Production ($2,500 to $4,999)

St. Vladimir’s Cultural Centre (gift in kind-facility rental)

Harmony Music School (gift in kind-office space)


Concert ($1,000 to $2,499)

Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association - Calgary Branch

Bell Family Foundation - Dr. Laura Bell

Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation

Cheryl Dyck, ActionCOACH International, Coaching for a Cause (gift in kind-business coaching) 

Stan & Marianne Kundert/Edelweiss Imports Ltd.  (gift in kind-Reception refreshments) 

Viola Olah/VH Marketing Ltd.  (gift in kind-social media)

Michelle A. Rico Professional Corporation

Murray A. Seminuk Piano Services (gift in  kind-piano tuning)

Marilyn Whithage/Delphi  Private Wealth Management of Raymond James

Revue ($750 to $999)

Alberta Music Education Foundation

Dallas Lyn Vanetti

Drama ($500 to $749)

Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association - Provincial (in part AR)

Melva Partlow

Nancy Partlow

Recital ($250 to $499)

Colleen and Paresh Athparia

Marylyn Bradshaw

Janice Dahlberg

Carolyn Moore

Nancie Redekop

Donna Staddon (MS)

Darcy van Helden

Matinee ($100 to $240)

Amica at Aspen Woods 

Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association

Tara Black

Roslyn and John Bourak

Eileen Craig

Dorothea Johanson

Gladys Kennedy

Cheryl Kundert

Linda Kundert

Stan Kundert

Leila MacKenzie

Susan Migliarese

Kathy Milani

Madeline Neufeld

Lori Plater

Kai Poscente

ProArts Society

Georgeanne van Helden (gift in kind-piano performance)

Ryan Rakochy

Mary Ross

Marguerite Stoll

Music Coterie

Derek Stoll

Susan Savage and Gus van Helden

John de Waal

Deb Witherspoon

Dress Rehearsal ($10 to $99)

Tara Alldred-Gundesen

Nathene Arthur

Canyon Meadows Retirement Residence

Arnold Bader

Joan Bell

Gloria Bieker

Esther Bing

Mary Boyes

Denisa Calcan

Natalie Carrington

Elaine and Allen Case

Danette Coady

Alison Crabb

Josephine Davy-Seetal

Michelle Dertell

Stephen and Marryl Dole

Marilyn Engle

Michele Faryna

Joseph Fridman

Eric and Lillian Friedenberg

Bruce and Cindy Gibson

Patricia Heitman Wanner

Susan Hlasny

Glennis Houston

Zhizhen Huang

Charlotte Jacobson

Patrick and Laural Jeanson

Angela Kennedy

Becky Kundert

Sharon Lopaschuk

Karen Mackie

Rosalyn Martin

Eleanor May

Cathie May

Tracy Maybaum

Dennis McDermott

Randy Meyer

Brad Moore

Patrick and Sandra Moore

Marilyn Neufeld

Edwin and Riley Ngo

Leslie Norrie

Lynda Nugent

Audrey Poirier

Felix and Vicki Reydler

Marnie Roberts

Josee Robitaille

Garry and Linda Schaal

Valdine Schroeder

Margo Sevcik

Suzanne Siddon

Darren and Erika Taylor

Barbara Tetzlaff

Regina Thomas

Thiru Valliyappan

Arlene Witherspoon

Leona Workun


(MS) Marissa Staddon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Marissa Staddon Memorial Scholarship Fund, through the Calgary Arts Summer School Association (CASSA), will award a $100 scholarship to the most outstanding Cassa Piano student each year.

(IG) Irina Ginzburg Memorial Fund

Irina Ginzburg was an enthusiastic supporter of CASSA’s summer programs. She was first a volunteer at Cassa Piano  then joined the teaching staff and became an active member of the CASSA Board of Directors. In her honour, a scholarship will be awarded to the most improved Cassa Piano student(s) each year.

(AF) Alumni Fund 

The Alumni Fund, created in support of the Calgary Arts Summer School Association, ensures our continued growth and development based on the values of our Mission Statement. Donations made towards this fund are used to cover costs of: guest clinicians, alumni concerts, scholarships, bursaries and direct program costs.

(AR) ARMTA Recognition Fund 

This award recognizes three exceptional Cassa Piano students who, in the opinion of the instructors, show outstanding promise and dedication to success and currently study with an ARMTA member. The award consists of three $100 scholarships.

The list of donors was last updated on June 30, 2017. Donations given after July 1st will appear on next year’s programs. We value our sponsors and donors greatly so we have made every effort to ensure completeness and accuracy of our Friends of CASSA registry. We apologize for any errors or omissions; please contact us if your donation has been overlooked or if an error has been made.

DONATIONS are welcome; charitable receipts are available. Donations may be accepted in person by a Board Member, online at through CanadaHelps*, or by mail:

Make cheques payable to CASSA;

Calgary Arts Summer School  Association
201 11420  27th Street SE
Calgary Alberta  T2Z 3R6

* CanadaHelps is a registered charity that processes secure, online donations on behalf of Canada’s 80,000+ registered charitable organizations. Within minutes of making a donation, you will receive an official electronic tax receipt emailed to you. Credit cards will be charged by CanadaHelps. Your credit card statement will show a charge made to CanadaHelps; it will not show a charge made to CASSA. Canadahelps will issue a receipt for every donation you make to CASSA. CASSA is registered as charity 88490 6249 RR0001 under the Charitable Fund-raising Act in the province of Alberta.

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