What’s in your wine cellar? Toronto Symphony Orchestra Fine Wine Charity Auction search for donors is on!

TORONTO, ON, JUNE 2, 2014 — Why not consider a donation of fine wine from your personal collection to the 24th Annual Toronto Symphony Orchestra Fine Wine Charity Auction? Donations to the Auction are eligible for a charitable income tax receipt based on the appraised value of the wine in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.

Since its inception 23 years ago, this annual fundraiser has raised over $5M with the generous support of donors and buyers. Funds raised support the world-class Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and its school and community programmes.

Peter Oundjian, the TSO’s Music Director, says, “Your generous support of the Fine Wine Auction helps the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to continue to play a vital role in the cultural life of our city. Through your gifts to this event you support the TSO’s music education and outreach programmes, which help us educate tomorrow’s concert patrons!”

Donations of fine wine are accepted year-round. However, wine for the 2014 Auction must be received by July 31, 2014. The Auction takes place on November 13, 2014, in Toronto.

To learn more about the Auction and donating wine, please visit http://tsvc.ca/fine-wine-auction/.

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About the TSO: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most important cultural institutions recognized internationally as an outstanding orchestra. Currently celebrating his 10th season as Music Director, Peter Oundjian continues to lead the Orchestra with a commitment to innovative programming and audience development with performances that range from Masterworks to New Creations, Young People’s Concerts to Pops, all showcasing the exceptional talents of the Orchestra along with a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. In addition to the concert season, the TSO serves the larger community with TSOUNDCHECK, the original under-35 ticket programme, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and through music education and outreach programmes that connect students with acclaimed curriculum-based programming.

About the TSVC: The TSVC is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. A major contributor to the orchestra’s operating costs and a support to many of its educational programmes, the TSVC has endowed orchestra chairs, gifted musical instruments, commissioned compositions and provided financial support for several recordings. The TSO Fine Wine Charity Auction is a project of the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee.

Media Contact: Kathy Buckworth, PR Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee, TSO Fine Wine Charity Auction, 416-885-2967 or Kathy@kathybuckworth.com.