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Taylor Family donates $1 million to the National Music Centre

From a media release:

Taylor Family donates $1 million to
the National Music Centre

(Calgary, AB — March 11, 2014)
The National Music Centre (NMC) has received a gift of $1 million from the Taylor Family Foundation.

The gift will be used to support the new NMC building, with $800,000 being directed towards the construction of the new building in Calgary’s East Village, and $200,000 being used to support programming for the centre.

“The Taylor Family Foundation is proud to be affiliated with this exciting and innovative project. Music has always been an integral part of Calgary’s cultural scene and we are thrilled to be among NMC supporters. The NMC will be an evolving reward, not only for Calgarians, but for all Canadians,” said Don Taylor.

The Taylor Family Foundation is a well-known philanthropic family, with gifts that support education, the preservation of teaching and history, and the advancement of the arts, and health.

“The Taylor Family is a passionate supporter of education and the arts, and they share our values of supporting Canada’s rich musical history, while developing a new generation of musicians and music lovers. I greatly admire their commitment to projects like ours and thank them for their generous support,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of NMC.

Opening in 2016, the NMC building will cost $150 million, and NMC has raised over $100 million to construct the 160,000 square foot cultural space that is referred to as the home for music in Canada. With interactive education programming, artist incubation, engaging exhibitions and performances daily, the NMC will become a hub of music for Calgary and Canada.

About the National Music Centre

The National Music Centre is the home for music in Canada and its mission is to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music. The new National Music Centre will be a 160,000 square-foot, architecturally stunning destination in the heart of Calgary’s East Village. It will resonate with expanded programming including education, performance, artist development, and community building collaborations. Learn more at


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