Mount Royal Conservatory receives $20-million donation

December 3, 2010

On Friday, Engineered Air CEO Don Taylor and his family announced a $20-million gift to the Mount Royal University Conservatory, making it the largest single private donation the university has received in its 100-year history. Mount Royal's expansion includes a $73-million integrated performance and teaching facility, slated to open in 2013. It will be named The Bella Concert Hall at the Mount Royal University Conservatory in honour of family matriarch Marybell Taylor. The gift completes the funding required to build the new Conservatory. Funding for the project includes $20 million from each of the federal and Alberta governments and $10 million from the City of Calgary. Mount Royal News Release | Calgary Herald