Over the years, the Fondation Père Lindsay, created in 1996 by Mister Pierre Mantha, has raised significant funding from private donors. This funding has allowed the Camp musical Père Lindsay to make extensive renovations to its facilities.
Thanks to a contribution of close to $600,000 from the Fondation, along with funding from the Ministère de la culture et des communications du Québec, the Camp built a new teachers’ residence in 2000, and named it “Villa Jean-Cypihot” in honour of one of the Fondation’s generous donors. Another residence was built in 2009, once again with financial support from the Ministère de la culture et des communications du Québec, and a contribution of close to $300,000 from the Fondation. In honour of the contributions made by the Fondation’s first president since 1996, and great benefactor, the Camp baptized the building “Villa Mantha.”
From 2000 to 2013, thanks to private donations and income from the Villa rentals, the Fondation Père Lindsay has provided the Camp with more than $500,000 to cover the residences’ financing and occupancy costs.
In addition, each year since its creation, the Fondation has donated money specifically for young campers whose families are in need of financial assistance. This allows young musicians from all backgrounds to benefit from the activities offered by the Camp. Since 1996, close to $700,000 has been awarded to more than 1000 campers.
The Fondation Père Lindsay through its scholarship program is funding young musicians, among them ex-campers, to help them benefit from an advanced training program at the Centre d’arts Orford, the Domaine Forget or at other prestigious institutions.
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