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Make a gift in memory or in honour

Celebrate the memory of a loved one who enjoyed theatre and Drayton Entertainment by making a memorial gift in their name.

You can also pay tribute to a friend, colleague or loved one by making a donation in their honour, or make a donation to celebrate a special occasion or milestone.

The name of the individual will appear on our website and in our annual house program and the donation will be placed directly in our Endowment Fund where it will have an everlasting impact.

What is the Endowment Fund?

The Drayton Entertainment Endowment Fund was created as a permanent financial resource to ensure the long-term viability of one of the largest not-for-profit charitable arts organizations in Canada. It is administered through the Ontario Arts Foundation.

All donations to this vital fund remain in it forever. The principal is carefully invested, while the interest generated each year is invested back into the theatre. This provides income support for various artistic and development programs on an annual basis.

Any donation you make towards the endowment will double in value, due to a federal government matching funds initiative, enabling your memorial gift to have an even bigger impact in perpetuity.

How can I make a donation?

It is easy to make a donation. To send a cheque, please indicate "In Memory Of (name)" or "In Honour Of (name)" on the memo line and make payable to:

Drayton Entertainment, 46 Grand Ave. S, Cambridge, ON N1S 2L8 (Attn. Jonathan Randall).

To make a donation online, please click below:

For more information about making a donation please contact:

Jonathan Randall
Director of Development
Phone: (519) 621-5511 ext. 233
Email Jonathan

Tax receipts are issued for the full amount of your donation, over $20.

In Memoriam

Gifts have been made in the past year to the following:

In Memory Of

Mary Burdon
Ray Daniels
Elia Douglas
Nuala Freund
John Kerr
Joyce Ferguson
Barbara Knight
Bob McQuigge
Reta Smith
Carole A. Welch
Marnie Wharnsby
Phyllis Wilkins

Gift Certificates

Holidays, Birthdays, Weddings, Retirement, and more... you choose the amount, your loved one chooses the show! Read more

Group Savings

Enjoy additional benefits when you bring a group of 20 or more to the theatre, including discounts. Read more

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