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$75,000 in matching Funding received from the Department of Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces!
$30,000 in Funding received from the Province of BC Canada 150 Fund!
These grants are for our Open House project to open the house to public access with the addition of a heritage display and public presentation space.
We invite you to be a part of this legacy – see below!
The Caetani Cultural Centre Society is registered as a charitable organization with Canada Revenue Agency. We are able to accomplish everything we do solely through the generous support of community members, businesses, foundations, and granting agencies. We welcome all contributions large and small, and are grateful for each one.
Programs are largely dependent on the money, time and energy the organization receives on a regular basis through people who support the role C3 plays in the community.
So Many Ways to Support!
If you are interested in supporting C3 through a donation or leaving a legacy, please contact us directly, or fill out the donation form below and we will invoice you, or donate directly through Paypal below, speak to your estate planner, or you may make a donation now through Canada Helps .
Thank you for your support! All donations will be issued a tax receipt.
Sveva Caetani Legacy
The property that is home to the Caetani Cultural Centre was a bequest for the benefit of the Greater Vernon community by artist, writer, teacher and mentor, Sveva Caetani in 1994, and has benefited from the support of many generous donors over the years including a recent legacy donation by Joan Herriot following her death in 2012. The North Okanagan Community Foundation holds an endowment fund benefiting the Caetani Cultural Centre. Contributions to the fund ensure sustainability of the house and property and longevity of the arts within our community.
Joan Heriot Legacy
The Caetani Cultural Centre Society is very pleased to announce that it has received a major donation in the amount of $70,000 in the form of a recent bequest from Vernon artist Joan Heriot in 2013.
Joan Heriot was a long time friend and companion to Sveva Caetani, sharing an interest in art and culture and a strong interest in community. She lived in the Caetani house for many years in a suite on the second floor.
Born in the Okanagan, and a zoologist by training, Joan returned to “retirement” in Canada after many years in England, and turned her extensive talents towards capturing the unique qualities of light present in the vast Okanagan landscape through her well-known explorations in pastel.
The Caetani Centre has also received several small works and prints from Joan’s private collection.
Joan was a strong supporter of Sveva’s vision of establishing the Caetani house and grounds as an Artist in Residence centre where visiting and local artists could exchange ideas and skills, and share this creativity with the local community.
Joan’s bequest will be added to the original Sveva Caetani bequest, held by the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan, for assisting with the ongoing upkeep of the house and grounds, and will contribute towards the continued success of the Caetani Cultural Centre.
One of the studios located on the grounds above the courtyard was renovated and named after Joan Heriot, in her honour.
We are very grateful for this impressive and much needed bequest and also for the vote of confidence that we have received from such an outstanding long-time member of the Greater Vernon cultural community, Ms. Joan Heriot.
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