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Donations


In any amount will be used in the restoration of the Canada Southern Railway Station.
Name in our donor book, and a tax receipt.

Pledges

A pledge to donate to any of our sponsorship programs, in large or small amounts over a period of time.
Name in our donor book, and a tax receipt.

Donor Wall

In the main entrance lobby.
Cost – $25,000 or partnerships in smaller amounts.
Name in our donor book, name on donor wall, and a tax receipt.

Sponsors, donors, members and pledges create the opportunity to financially support the North America Railway Hall of Fame
in its efforts to create a focal point for a viable tourist and business centre, while maintaining our railway history.

The North America Railway Hall of Fame is enabled to restore this historic landmark to its prominence in downtown St. Thomas,
and along with its main supporters see this project become a reality.

DONATE TODAY!

OUR MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the organization provides you with a wallet sized membership card, our quarterly newsletter,
an opportunity to vote at our Annual General Meeting, name in our donor book and a tax receipt.
Annual Fee — $40.00

Adopt A Brick

There are over 400,000 bricks on the Station, and weather has deteriorated the exterior façade and in some areas the mortar has been washed away.
Cost — $30 each, 4 for $100, 8 for $200 etc.
Name in donor book, a sponsorship certificate, and a tax receipt.

Adopt A Bracket

There are 196 ornate soffit brackets which have been taken down and restored to their former state.
Cost – $250.00 each, and with two brackets, you also adopt the five repeating dentils between them.
Name in donor book, and a tax receipt.

Adopt A Room/Suite/Other

This includes rooms, hallways, washrooms, the elevator, staircases, the bar, the servery, boardwalks, canopy, landscaping, and donor wall.
Cost from $15,000 to $500,000.
Lifetime naming right, name in donor book, name on donor wall, and a tax receipt.

Adopt A Transom Window

The transom windows are located above the doors, both on the first and second floor.
Cost – $300.
A plaque located close to the window, name in our donor book, and a tax receipt.

Adopt An Inside Door

There are now 15 new inside doors, 10 on the first floor, and 5 on the second floor.
Cost – $1,500.
A plaque will be placed on the door, name in our donor book, name on our donor wall, and a tax receipt.

Cast Iron Pillars

There are six cast iron pillars with goddess heads and jack-in-the-pulpits.
Cost – $3,000.
A plaque will be placed on the pillar, name in our donor book, name on our donor wall, and a tax receipt.

Gifts for the Future

Sponsorship in the form of legacy or planned gifts such as bequests, appreciated securities, gifts of property, life insurance, life income gifts.
Name in our donor book, name on our donor wall, and a tax receipt.

Artifact Caregiver Program

Supports the conservation and repair work for objects in the collection.
Name in our donor book, an acknowledgment provided whenever the artifacts are displayed, and a tax receipt.

OUR LEGACY

GIFTS FOR THE FUTURE: WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE?

“Gifts for the Future” will ensure the long term viability of the Canada Southern Railway Station, a major project of the North America Railway Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame’s mission is to recognize, honor and preserve our railway heritage.

Planned gifts should be carefully considered.
They are legally documented plans designed to provide a meaningful gift to a charitable organization like the North America Railway Hall of Fame.
Planned gifts are usually arranged now and received by the charity in the future.
Gifts can include a bequest in your will, life insurance policy, or charitable gift annuity.
Not only do these contributions provide a gift to the Hall of Fame they are also a source of tax planning.

The needs of the North America Railway Hall of Fame are assessed annually, and an unrestricted donation can be used where it is needed most.
If you choose, your gift can be designated for specific sponsorship of a chosen component of the Station.

WAYS TO GIVE

BEQUESTS
A bequest is making a gift of cash or assets to the Hall of Fame.
You gain the satisfaction in knowing that your thoughtfulness will provide support for years to come.
Also, your estate may receive significant tax credits that can be passed on to heirs.

APPRECIATED SECURITIES
A gift of publicly traded, appreciated securities can qualify for special benefits because of income tax savings.
You can watch your gift have an impact while enjoying tax benefits.

GIFTS OF PROPERTY
Real estate, art, jewellery and other collections can be donated to the agency. After an independent appraisal, you can be provided with a tax receipt.

LIFE INSURANCE
A gift of an existing life insurance policy naming the North America Railway Hall of Fame as a beneficiary can provide a sizable gift, while you could enjoy income tax credits.
A gift through life insurance can make a significant gift possible while leaving other assets intact for the family or the donor.

LIFE INCOME GIFTS
The Charitable Gift Annuity and Charitable Remainder Trusts are gifts from which the Donor and the Hall of Fame receive benefit.
These gifts provide a donation, while ensuring an income for the donor for life.
With a Charitable Gift Annuity you receive a significant tax free income, while a Charitable Remainder Trust provides the donor with a large one-time tax credit.

By making a planned gift to the North America Railway Hall of Fame you are building a future for the
Canada Southern Railway Station and recognizing and preserving railway history.
You are encouraged to seek professional legal, financial and estate planning advice before deciding on a course of action.

If you would like to discuss ways in which you can make a planned gift to the Hall of Fame, please call (519) 633-2535 for more information.