THE CALEDONIAN FOUNDATION USA was
incorporated under New York State law on March 15, 1976,
as a nonprofit organization for the purpose of building support
in the United States for Scottish Opera and the Theatre Royal
its purpose is to preserve and strengthen the traditional
bonds between Scotland, Canada, and the United States.
Its specific purpose, as stated in its charter, is "...to
preserve and promote the music, arts and culture of Scotland,
to educate the public in this regard, to disseminate information
about Scottish music and performers in the United States
and Scotland, and to furnish financial support for (a)
opera houses, theatre and concert halls, music schools
and centers, for the performance of music in Scotland;
(b) Scottish music companies and singers in the United
States and Scotland; and (c) Scottish students studying
music in the United States and American students studying
music in Scotland."
The Foundation has supported, through the
dissemination of information and through grants, the following
Scottish Opera and the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, Balnain
House in Inverness, the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Abbotsford - Home of Sir Walter Scott.
All persons who
are interested in Scotland, its culture and its heritage,
are invited to become contributors. They will
receive "Caledonian News," advance
information regarding trips to Scotland; are invited to special
events in this country and abroad; and receive preferred
rates and preferred seating at Scottish Opera and at other
performances and special events.
All contributions are fully tax-deductible
and are applied directly to the Foundation's projects. The
board of trustees and advisory council are all volunteers.
The Foundation is a private nonprofit corporation and has been ruled
to be exempt from Federal Income Tax under 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code.