HARMONIES – The 2019 Museum Ball

On November 2 2019, more than 1,000 guests gathered to show their support for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts at HARMONIES, the Museum Ball organized by the MMFA Foundation. Thanks to the valuable contribution of co-chairs Marc Parent, President and CEO of CAE and Jean Raby, CEO of Natixis Investment Managers, the fundraising soirée raised a record $1,6 million in net proceeds. The Ball highlighted the exemplary philanthropy of Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery, guests of honour at the soirée. The event featured the unveilling of the new Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing for the Arts of One World. Inspired by various cultures from around the world artistic direction of the Ball was provided by Melissa Thompson of Cirque du Soleil’s creative intelligence team. She was supported by scenographer Anne-Séguin Poirier.

The MMFA Foundation would like to thank the approximately 100 volunteers who worked to organize the Ball, as well as the many goods and services partners who helped to significantly reduce production costs, allowing to raise as munch money as possible for the Museum.

The 60th MMFA Ball will be held on November 7, 2020

Photo: Sébastien Roy

INFORMATION – RESERVATION AND DONATIONS FOR THE 2020 BALL

Anne-Isabelle Pronkin
(514)-285-1600 ext. 306
baldumusee@mbamtl.org


Presented by:

2019 MUSEUM BALL STEERING COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIRS
Marc Parent, Jean Raby

MEMBERS OF THE CONSULTING COMMITTEE
Jessica Chen, Habi Gerba, Jennifer Nguyen, Michaela Sheaf

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE FOUNDATION
Danielle Champagne

EVENT MANAGERS
Valentine Hinfray
Anne-Marie Fecteau, Marie-Pier Hamelin

MUSEUM BALL AGENT
Anne-Isabelle Pronkin

SPONSORSHIP
Jessica Eva Oyarbide, Émilie Lucas

COMMUNICATIONS
Marie-Claude Frenette

COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Chloé Martel

PHOTO ALBUM COMING SOON

NUIT COUTURE – The 2018 Museum Ball

On Saturday, November 3, the MMFA Foundation hosted the 58th edition of the Museum Ball, inspired head-to-toe by the colourful world of fashion. To start the evening off, guests were invited to visit the exhibition Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor. This was followed by a lavish banquet in the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion and a thrilling evening of dancing.

Co-presided by Mitch Garber, Board Chairman of Invest Canada and of Cirque du Soleil, Isabèle Chevalier, CEO, Bio K+, and Mark Pathy, President, Mavrik Corp., and supported by visionary Steering Committee members Caroline Deitcher, Willamina Leus Martire, Julie Moisan, Louise Racine and Debbie Zakaib, the event raised over $1.5 million for the Museum. The annual Ball is without question the MMFA’s most important fundraising event. Under the youthful and audacious artistic direction of Catherine Nadeau and Melissa Thompson, the 2018 edition certainly struck the imaginations of guests.

Presented by:

MUSEUM BALL 2018


CO-PRESIDENTS

Isabèle Chevalier, Mitch Garber, Mark Pathy

CONSULTING COMMITTEE

Caroline Deitcher, Willamina Leus Martire, Julie Moisan, Louise Racine, Debbie Zakaib

DIRECTOR OF THE FOUNDATION

Danielle Champagne

HEAD OF THE EVENT

Geneviève Lafaille

EVENT COORDINATORS

Émilie Lucas, Laure Teyssedou

PARTNERSHIPS

Estelle-Rose Clayon, Jessica-Eva Oyarbide

COMMUNICATIONS

Haja Raparison, Véronique Thibault

2017 Museum ball at the Montreal museum of fine arts attracts more than 900 guests and earns a record net profit of $1.4 million!

The 57th Museum Ball of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) filled the room again on Saturday, November 4, with more than nine hundred guests at a soirée inspired by the major exhibition Once Upon a Time… The Western: a New Frontier in Art and Film. Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation, the event generated a net profit of $1.4 million, a record thus far unrivalled.

Thanks to the determination and dedication of the Co-Presidents of the 2017 edition, Pierre Pomerleau, President and CEO of Pomerleau; François-Charles Sirois, President and CEO, Telesystem; and Kim Thomassin, Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs and Secretariat, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, supported by the members of the Executive Committee, membres du comité exécutif, Willemina Leus Martire, Julie Moisan, Louise Racine et Alysia Yip-Hoi the Museum Ball turned out to be one of the highlights of the fall season for the Quebec business community. The Museum was delighted to welcome the Abenaki documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, O.C., G.O.Q., as guest of honor for this exceptional event.

Photos:
Frédéric Faddoul
Bénédicte Brocard


STEERING COMMITTEE 2017

CO-PRESIDENTS
Pierre Pomerleau, François-Charles Sirois, Kim Thomassin

MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Willamina Leus Martire, Julie Moisan, Louise Racine, Alysia Yip-Hoi

EVENT DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
Total Events, Lorne Levitt

DIRECTOR OF THE FOUNDATION
Danielle Champagne

HEAD OF EVENT MANAGEMENT
Geneviève Lafaille

EVENT COORDINATORS
Laure Teyssedou, Marie Dumay, Anne Baudouin-Lalonde

COMMUNICATIONS
Véronique Thibault, Haja Raparison

2016 Museum Ball

The Museum’s Annual Ball launched the opening ceremonies of the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion at for Peace. The co-chairpersons of the evening will be three figures from the business community known for their dynamism and philanthropic commitment: Michael D. Penner, Chairman of the Board of Hydro-Québec; Brian J. Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank; and Marie-Hélène Sicard, Executive Vice-President, Marketing & Strategic Planning, Sodexo North America.
The co-chairs will bring all their vigour and determination to ensure that the 2016 edition of the Museum Ball is the most important fundraising event in the cultural domain of Montreal, and to support the development of the Museum. This year, the Museum Ball raised $ 1.2 millions! Year after year, the profits garnered from this evening will go towards funding all the MMFA’s activities, including exhibition programming, the production of art books and educational programmes and the acquisition of works of art. These programmes could not exist without the commitment of philanthropists.

STEERING COMMITTEE 2016

CO-PRESIDENTS
Michael D. Penner — Brian J. Porter — Marie-Hélène Sicard

PRESIDENT OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE
Johanne Champoux and Claire Webster

MEMBERS
Marleen Beaulieu, Andrea Daniels Rosenbloom, Paul Fontaine, Heidi Hollinger, Sophie Langlois, Willamena Leus Martire, Michèle Plourde, Roula Rossy, Anne-Catherine Shoiry

VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION CO-PRESIDENTS
France Caron — Caroline Savic

DIRECTOR OF THE FOUNDATION
Danielle Champagne

EVENT COORDINATORS
Geneviève Lafaille — Josée Therrien — Anne Baudoin-Lalonde

PARTNERSHIP
Thomas Bastien

COMMUNICATIONS
Valérie Collette, Véronique Thibault

MEDIAS
Elisabeth-Anne Bütikofer

2015 Museum Ball

2014 Museum Ball

The 54th edition of the Museum Ball was held on November 15, 2014, under the distinguished patronage of Co-Presidents Luc Bachand, Vice Chairman & Head, BMO Capital Markets – Quebec; Claude Mongeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, CN; and Alan P. Rossy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Copley. Roula Rossy, Chief Designer at Groupe Copley and Director of The Alan and Roula Rossy Family Foundation, presided over the Steering Committee. The City of Montreal, which was honoured at this 54th Museum Ball, was represented by Mayor Denis Coderre, proud ambassador of our beautiful city.

Inspired by the exhibition Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Impressionism to Expressionism, 1900-1914, this magnificent celebration raised $1,313,000. These funds will help finance the acquisition of new works of art, the presentation of international exhibitions and the development of educational and cultural programmes at the Museum.