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Canadian Friends

Artis—Naples is committed to creating and presenting the best of the visual and performing arts.

By joining Canadian Friends at a Leadership Circle level, you support cultural life in Southwest Florida while also benefitting from recent tax-credit changes provided through the Canadian government.

Additionally, Canadian Friends help bring premier Canadian talent to Naples each year, including Paul Anka, Diana Krall, David Foster, Howie Mandel and James Ehnes.


Why is my gift subject to a 5% administrative cost?

The Terms and Conditions for gifts given through the Council for Canadian American Relations (CCAR) can be reviewed here.

Should my gift be given in Canadian or U.S. currency?

Any contribution in currencies other than U.S. funds will be converted into U.S. funds at the prevailing foreign exchange rate.

How do I get a copy of my tax receipt?

Tax receipts will be issued by the Council for Canadian American Relations.

For more information about the Canadian Friends, please contact Vice President Development Tiffany Heck Wilczewski at 239-254-2703, twilczewski@artisnaples.org.

For more information about the Council for Canadian American Relations, contact Executive Director Jessica London at 646-524-7272, jlondon@ccar-nyc.org.


Join the Canadian Friends
in 3 easy steps:

Complete the online form.
Fill out a few details for our records here at Artis—Naples. You will be directed back to this page upon completion.

  Step One: Complete the Online Form

Make check payable to:
Council for Canadian American Relations

Note: All donations of $1,000 to $1 million will be subject to an administrative allocation of 5% of market value on the date the gift is received by CCAR. Please use the following to determine the proper amount:

Giving Level
Leadership Circle
Giving Level Amount
Giving Level Amount
with added 5% to satisfy CCAR requirement
Supporter $1,600 $1,685
Sustainer $2,500 $2,635
Silver $5,000 $5,265
Gold $10,000 $10,530
Platinum $15,000 $15,790
President’s Tier $25,000 $26,320

Mail cover letter and check.
Please mail your cover letter and check to:

   Council for Canadian American Relations
   6 East 74th Street
   Suite 5
   New York, NY 10021

In your cover letter, please include a note recommending the gift be directed to Artis—Naples. A sample cover letter can be downloaded here.

Thank you!

Donations to the Canadian Friends cannot be accepted online due to tax-deductible implications for Canadian citizens. Instead, please follow these three steps above to support Artis—Naples.


Enrich your experience of the arts by joining Friends of Artis—Naples and/or Leadership Circle. You’ll enjoy private previews of new exhibitions, invitations to exclusive social events, discounts and more.

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Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s leading cultural resource thanks to the generous financial support of loyal donors. Help us continue providing art and educational opportunities to all ages.

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Whether you’re enjoying our entire campus for free during Community Days, making new friends in a Lifelong Learning class or attending an off-campus music performance, we hope to see you soon.

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