What might the next 25 years at Wordfest look like? The Wordfest team has big ideas, ambitious formats, even more engaging ways to help you become a better human. We want to connect you with the world’s greatest authors in so many mediums – not just live in our events and through the Imaginairium, our fall festival, but starting next spring, through a brand-new OTT channel called Imagine On Air. Which is just a fancy way of saying television programs that you can access in your homes, on demand and on any of your favorite devices and screens for a very reasonable subscription cost. It’s like a Netflix that makes you feel good about yourself.

How can you help build Imagine On Air? We’ve created a Legacy Fund in honour of our first quarter century of innovation and inspiration. Contribute what is meaningful to you: $25, $250, $2,500. We’ve had a Calgary family, devoted Wordfest fans and tireless community builders, who have already donated $25,000 to seed this entrepreneurial fund for your imagination. So be curious. Be generous. Be part of sparking the next 25 years of creativity and connection through Wordfest.

Shelley Youngblut
CEO & Creative Ringleader

Purpose of the Legacy Fund

Contributions to the Legacy Fund fund will go toward an unrestricted reserve that can be accessed in future years to innovate or redesign programs for long-term sustainability.

How do I make a Legacy Fund donation?

To make a one-time or monthly contribution online to Wordfest’s Legacy Fund, please visit our fundraising page on CanadaHelps.org.

How do I donate by cheque?

When contributing to the Legacy Fund, please clearly mark “Legacy Fund Donation” in the memo line of the cheque, or indicate your preference in an enclosed letter or note.

Please make your donation by cheque payable to ‘Wordfest.’ We are able to issue official tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.

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Please Contact Us for Assistance

How Do I Make a Pledge?

If you are interested in making a multi-year pledge to the Legacy Fund, please contact Everett Wilson, Wordfest’s Director of Development and Audience Engagement, at ewilson@wordfest.com.

If you would like to seed imagination at the $25,000 level, please get in touch with Everett and he will be delighted to arrange a conversation with Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest’s CEO & Creative Ringleader.

Contact Us

Who do I contact for more information?

Everett Wilson
Director of Development & Audience Engagement
403-237-9072 | ewilson@wordfest.com

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