Since its founding in 1948, the Volunteer Association of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has contributed, through its exemplary philanthropy, to the development of the Museum and the enrichment of its collections.
The Volunteer Association organizes prestigious benefit events that allow it to support Museum programming and to foster and promote Montrealers’ interest in the Museum. Its activities include the Museum Ball, which brings together some 800 members of Montreal’s elite each year; Benefit Soirées at the Museum, concerts featuring celebrated musical artists; and A Night at the Museum, a fun activity designed for specifically for families to experience the Museum in a new way.
Thanks to the devoted support of its volunteers, the Association donates approximately $1 million to the Museum each year. The Volunteer Association has decided to focus its activities on the organization of benefit events and no longer offers cultural trips and tours. Our sincere thanks to all the teams of dedicated volunteers who have worked so hard over the years to create unique and unforgettable experiences. We would also like to extend our thanks to all those who have taken part in the many activities organized by the Cultural Trips and Tours Committee!
An Enchanted Fundraising Event!
The next Museum Ball will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
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A major donation to the Museum
from the volunteer association
On June 9, Michèle Plourde and Caroline Savic, Co-Presidents of the Museum Volunteer Association, presented a cheque for $1,011,800 to Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator, and Danielle Champagne, Director of the Museum Foundation. This amount, raised in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, will help support the major exhibitions Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque, Mapplethorpe and Chagall: Colour and Music and their respective art books, as well as the publication of the catalogue of the Museum’s international art collection. Part of the funds will finance the opening campaign for the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace as well as the acquisition of Jean-Michel Othoniel’s work, Peony Knot, which is installed there. Yet another portion will support school programs, notably for children from underprivileged areas. The Volunteer Association salutes the generous support of its members which allowed the presentation of this remarkable donation which is so essential to the Museum.
2016-2017 Executive Committee
2016-2017 Volunteer Association Co-Presidents
2016-2017 Volunteer Association Members
In association with the Volunteer Association of the MMFA
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France Denis Royer
Claire Webster is a professional Dementia Care Adviser, as well as Spokesperson, Lecturer, Mentor and Advocate in the field of Alzheimers disease. With over 25 years of experience both in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, Claire Webster also has an extensive Fundraising, Communications and Customer Service Training background, having worked for numerous organizations such as the YMCAs of Quebec, the MAB Mackay Rehabilitation Centre as well as working in collaboration with her husband in their award winning landscape architecture design and construction firm, Stuart Webster Design.
Passionate about philanthropy, Claire Webster is past President and a current Member of the Board of Directors of Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (AGI), a member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of Stanstead College, a Member of the Board of Directors of the New Friends of the McGill University Health Centre, and is involved in fundraising and volunteering initiatives with numerous other community organizations and schools.