A drummer, saxaphonist and bassist perform at Desautels Concert Hall construction site.

Desautels Concert Hall

Invest in the musicians of the future

We invite you to support the world-class Desautels Concert Hall and the opportunities it creates for university performers and the Winnipeg artistic community.

You can help:

  • Ensure the completion of the stunning Desautels Concert Hall, a versatile and long-awaited performance venue
  • Give UM students valuable performance experience in a state-of-the-art hall, which will enhance their training
  • Provide performance opportunities for a wide range of artists in Winnipeg's diverse musical community 

Seat campaign details

  • rendering of a chair at Desautels Concert Hall.

How does the seat campaign work?

With your gift of $1,000 (suggested minimum), you have the opportunity to name a seat in the hall. You will be recognized on an engraved plaque directly on a seat in the Desautels Concert Hall. Gifts can be made outright or pledged over time for up to three years.This is a great way to celebrate a loved one or mark a special occasion. Each seat is an opportunity for you to show your support and make a special and lasting tribute.

How do I make my gift?

Make your gift one of three ways:

1. Make your gift securely online.

2. Make a gift through the mail. Please print this pledge form and send it to:

University of Manitoba
Alumni and Donor Relations
200-137 Innovation Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6B6 Canada

3. Make your gift over the phone. Please call Lesley Lewis at (204) 474-6119.

What can I put on my seat plaque?

Once your gift has been made, we will contact you to discuss what you would like on your 3" X 1" plaque.

You can put your name or organization on the plaque. You may also dedicate the plaque to honour a loved one.

Can I choose my own seat?

Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. If you are making a gift for multiple seats, we will place the named seats together at your request.

Will I be able to sit in my seat during performances?

We cannot guarantee that you will be able to sit in your specific seat at future performances. However, we will let you know the location of your seat so that you can request it when purchasing tickets.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes! Your gift to the Desautels Concert Hall seat campaign is eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

Contact us

Please get in touch for more information about making a gift to the Desautels Concert Hall.

Lesley Lewis
Leadership Giving Officer
204-474-6119  or 1-800-330-8066
lesley.lewis@umanitoba.ca