The Volunteer Association of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1948. Throughout its long history, the Association's contribution to the Museum's collection and overall development has been truly remarkable.
The Volunteer Association has remained true to its objectives: to foster and promote Montrealer's interest in the Museum while raising funds to support its growth and development.
Each year, the Volunteer Association donates close to a million dollars to the Museum. This gift comes from the many fund-raising activities the Association organizes, such as the Museum Ball, the Benefit Soirées at the Museum, cultural trips, day tours and luncheon lectures on art-related topics.
A $1,000,000 DONATION TO THE MUSEUM
On May 31, Nathalie Bondil, Museum Director and Chief Curator, and Brian M. Levitt, Chairman of the Board, received a generous $1,000,000 cheque from the Museum's Volunteer Association for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The donation was presented by Carolina Gallo R. La Flèche and Alexandra MacDougall, Co-presidents of the Volunteer Association. These funds will be put towards the publication of the catalogues for the exhibitions on Tom Wesselmann and Peru; the exhibition A History of Impressionism; art books on the collections of decorative arts and design, fine arts and world cultures; and programmes organized by the Museum's Education and Community Programmes Department.
Many thanks to all those who support the Association's activities and help make such a gift to the Museum possible.