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Published on June 6, 2024

Power Corporation of Canada Pledges a Transformational Donation of $2.4M to the MMFA

From left to right: Jo-Anne Duchesne, Director General of the MMFA Foundation; Jeffrey Orr, President and CEO of Power Corporation of Canada; Stéphane Aquin, Director of the MMFA; Paul C. Genest, Senior Vice-President of Power Corporation of Canada; and Mary-Dailey Desmarais, Chief Curator of the MMFA. Photo Frédéric Faddoul

The MMFA Foundation is delighted to announce that Power Corporation of Canada has pledged a donation of $2.4 million to support the Museum’s mission through its 2023-2028 major fundraising campaign, The Museum Transforms Lives. This important contribution will fuel revitalization efforts to improve the visitor experience at the Museum, a place that embodies joie de vivre and discovery.

“We share the Power Corporation of Canada’s belief in the Museum’s ability to transform lives. Indeed, every day we witness first-hand the beneficial effects art has on people. Demonstrations of support like this motivate us all the more to invest our energies into making the MMFA more widely accessible and enhancing our visitors’ experience. This outstanding donation is invaluable for the Museum. I hope it will inspire more individuals, foundations and businesses to join our cause by contributing to the 2023-2028 Major Fundraising Campaign,” says Jo-Anne Duchesne, Director General of the MMFA Foundation.

“The MMFA is a jewel in the Montréal and Canadian cultural landscape, a source of joy and pride for all Montrealers. Power Corporation is proud to support the Museum’s revitalization efforts, enabling it to pursue its cultural and social mission of transforming lives through art,” says Jeffrey Orr, President and Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada.

“Our aim in this initiative is to transform the Museum into a hub of art, community and exchange that people of all ages and backgrounds turn to for calm, to dream, to learn new things and to find themselves. It is this capacity to continually transform itself that will ensure the Museum remains – as it has been for more than a century and a half – a central part of Montreal’s vitality,” adds Stéphane Aquin, Director of the MMFA.

In a world that is increasingly divided, art, connection and community spirit have never been more important. The MMFA strives to be a place of coming together in service of the community. Fuelled by the conviction that art has the power to transform lives, it aspires to occupy a prominent place in the cultural lives of Montrealers. To this end, the Museum is undertaking an updating and revitalization of its visiting and living spaces.

The MMFA Foundation expresses its gratitude to the Power Corporation of Canada, a long-standing partner of the Museum, for this major gesture of confidence, which will enable the institution to offer a high-calibre museum experience and continue to build on its international reputation.

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