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.


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.