Capital Campaign

The Capital Campaign Presents Tremendous Opportunities to Pay Tribute to Our Past and Build for Our Future

The International Estonian Centre will be the first new facility built in the 21st century in North America dedicated to the promotion of Estonia and the sharing of its language and culture.

All donors of $10,000 or more will be recognized on a display in the main foyer of the new International Estonian Centre.

For gifts of $100,000 or more, dedication opportunities are available to recognize loved ones or to create a lasting family legacy.

Pledges can be paid over five years, and all contributions qualify for Canadian and U.S. tax receipts.

Join Our Growing List of Leadership Donors!

Kalevipoja Laud - $100,000 & over - Co-chairs Andy Prozes and Mihkel Liik

Donors of $100,000 or more will be recognized members of “Kalevipoja Laud”. They will receive naming rights for the physical space related to their gift, and permanent inclusion on the Capital Campaign donor recognition display with an opportunity to provide wording in honour of a family gift, or in tribute to or in memory of an individual or family.

The following areas have been reserved:

$3,000,000     Centre Name

$1,000,000      The Grand Hall 

$   350,000      Rooftop Garden 

$   250,000      Boardroom

$   200,000      TBD

$   150,000       Library

$   100,000       8 indoor or outdoor Siluet areas

Viru Vanemad - $10,000 - $99,999 - Co-chairs Allan & Riina Hess

Donors of $10,000 - $99,999 (payable over 1 to 5 years) will be permanently recognized and listed as members of “Viru Vanemad” and leadership donors on the Capital Campaign donor recognition display to be situated in a prominent area of the new Centre. Donations can made in honour of a family gift, or in tribute to or in memory of an individual or family (space on plaque is limited).

Kungla Rahvas

All Donors of $100 - $9,999 will be recognized as members of “Kungla Rahvas” and listed in the commemorative program to be produced for the opening of the International Estonian Centre. Donations can made in honour of a family gift, or in tribute to or in memory of an individual or family.

Kalevipoja Laud dedication opportunities still available:


Main Foyer                                                               $1,000,000

The Annex (11 Madison house)                            $1,000,000

North Wing Upper Gallery                                   $   500,000

South Wing Upper Gallery                                   $   500,000

Balcony                                                                    $   300,000

The Walkway                                                          $   250,000

Professional Kitchen                                              $   200,000

Circular Staircase (South Wing)                           $   200,000   

Elevator                                                                    $   200,000

Cocktail Lobby (Second Floor)                             $   200,000

Elevator Stairway                                                    $   150,000

Community Room                                                  $   150,000   

Classrooms (4 available @ $100k each)             $   100,000

Lobby (Third Floor Classroom & Library area)  $   100,000

Lobby Area (Rooftop Garden lobby)                   $   100,000

Indoor “Siluett” Seating Alcove (4 available)      $   100,000

Outdoor Seating Areas (2 available)                    $   100,000

Outdoor “Siluett: Areas (7 available)                    $   100,000

To pay tribute to your roots and make a lasting difference in shaping
the future of the Estonian community, please contact Fund for International Centre via Urve Tamberg at If you wish to make an anonymous gift, we can direct you to the appropriate options. 

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Read the Case for Support


Watch the Campaign Video: Connecting Estonians at Home and Abroad:


Honorary Chair of the Capital Campaign

Toomas H. Ilves

Former President of the Republic of Estonia (2006–2016)

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The International Estonian Centre is supported by the American Fund for Charities, a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 52-2109597.


Donations to the American Fund for Charities from US taxpayers are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by US law. The International Estonian Centre has been reviewed by the American Fund for Charities and has been determined eligible to receive grants from the AFC.

If you are a US taxpayer and wish to support the International Estonian Centre, you may make a secure online donation at


Alternatively, download the Donation Form and send it with your check or credit card details to The American Fund for Charities, 2 Liberty Square, Suite 500 Boston, MA 02109-4884. Be sure to include the name of the non-profit you wish the American Fund for Charities to support.

Following your donation, you will promptly be issued with the receipt necessary for income tax purposes.

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