A Message from the 2017 Gala Chair
It was my pleasure and honour to chair the McMichael Moonlight Gala 2017.
With the generous support of our sponsors, over 700 attendees, and the tireless efforts of our volunteer committee, the McMichael staff and volunteers, we raised in total over $675,000 to ensure that the McMichael continues to thrive.
This makes the McMichael Moonlight Gala 2017 the most successful fundraising gala in the history of the McMichael.
Our heartfelt thanks go to our presenting sponsor, Assante Wealth Management Group of Seven Wealth Advisors, as well as all other sponsors who have made this historic celebration possible. The McMichael Moonlight Gala supports the incredible work of the McMichael. The vision and generosity of our donors, committee members, honorary council patrons, honorary patrons, volunteers and sponsors ensures that the McMichael continues to be an extraordinary place to experience the very best of Canadian art.
I chaired the first McMichael Moonlight Gala in 2012, and have been involved with the event since its inception. The McMichael Moonlight Gala 2017 Committee was a dream team. It was an absolute privilege to work with this committee, and I owe each member of our group a debt of gratitude.
A special thanks goes to Kim Good—the gala could not have achieved the level of success that it has without her enthusiasm, drive and persistence. I would also like to thank Ian Dejardin, Lisa Pottie, Nathalie Mercure, Nick Foglia, Maria Schmidt, Geoff Simpson, Cara Colavecchia and the rest of the McMichael team, whose incredible efforts have ensured the success of this year’s McMichael Moonlight Gala.
Thank you very much for being part of McMichael Moonlight Gala 2017!
Chair, McMichael Moonlight Gala 2017
*THE ART OF CANADA is an official mark of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.