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Your Support Matters

Over the past number of years, we’ve established a tradition of preserving and making accessible Prince Edward Island’s culture and heritage. Whether you’re interested in the stories of Island shipbuilding, fox farming, Island genealogy, piracy, or the history of Summerside, you will find it here in one of our programs or exhibits. Our museum staff specializes in preserving, researching, displaying and interpreting our Island’s fascinating history. 

Chances are that you or someone you know has toured the Wyatt Historic House Museum, the International Fox Museum, The Bishop Machine Shop Museum, or researched family history in the MacNaught History Centre and Archives. Maybe you or your family participated in an enriching youth or adult program or event and gained new insight into the past of Canada’s smallest province. It is our experience that people have been inspired to study our local, provincial, or national history thanks to our research facilities. 

Wyatt Heritage Properties Incorporated is seeking support from individuals and organizations that recognize the value of arts, heritage and culture in our community. Philanthropic gifts can be made out to Wyatt Heritage Properties Incorporated and directed by mail to 275 Fitzroy Street, Summerside, PEI C1N 1H9. Donations can also be made online, please see below. 

When you donate to the Wyatt Heritage Properties Incorporated, you’re taking an active role in shaping and preserving our Island history for generations to come. 

These areas of museum, archival and cultural programming activities are in need of your support:

  • Research
  • Education, Outreach and School Programming
  • Restoration and Preservation

Donate online – If you wish to make a donation online, you can do so through PayPal. Please note that you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to make an online donation if you choose to use a credit card. 

To make a donation, please visit Culture Summerside's website and see the Donate button:  http://culturesummerside.com/about-us/fundraising/

Supporters are also encouraged to consider planned giving and in this way receive maximum tax benefits. Some of the methods for planned giving are listed below:

Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund creates long-term, stable funding for the recipient. The fund is set up so that yearly interest is used as required, while the principal is reinvested each year to remain as a legacy of your contribution.

Bequest by a Will

Financial support can be given through wills, which are revocable and may be changed if life circumstances alter.

Life Insurance Policies

By setting up a policy, or transferring an existing one, there are immediate charitable tax benefits to the donor if Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. is made both the beneficiary and registered owner.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is a deferred gift in the form of an investment. The donor obtains a tax receipt when the trust is established and receives an annual income from the investment of the capital. Upon completion of a specified time frame, the capital remains with the beneficiary.

Gift in Kind

Gifts in kind include capital property, depreciable property, and personal-use property, but does not include a gift of services. The fair market value of property at the time of the donation will determine the monetary worth of the contribution.

For more information about donating, please contact:

Lori Ellis
Manager of Heritage and Cultural Properties
[email protected]
Culture Summerside, 205 Prince Street, Summerside, PE C1N 2Z5

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