This year, guests attending the Bal du MAC were invited to dive right into the world of the artist at the prestigious benefit evening held at the Musée this past September 17. Orchestrated once again by Debbie Zakaib, Chair of the Ball organizing committee, the very exclusive evening offered its guests delightful surprises and confirmed its position as the most audacious event organized by a Montréal cultural institution. For the 2016 edition, the theme of the evening couldn’t have been more evocative: Discover your inner artist!
Honorary co-chairs of this unique event were Manon Brouillette, President and CEO of Vidéotron, Éric Bujold, President of National Bank Private Banking 1859, and Alexandre L’Heureux, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP Global Inc. The evening’s hosts were François Dufresne, President of the Fondation du MAC, Alexandre Taillefer, Chair of the Musée Board of Trustees, Debbie Zakaib, Chair of the Ball Organizing Committee, and John Zeppetelli, Director and Chief Curator of the MAC.
The organizing committee was made up of Sophie Banford, Anne-Marie Barnard, Ruby Brown, Violette Cohen, Naila Del Cid, Anna Goodson, Nathalie Goyette, Danièle Patenaude, Josée Noiseux, Katerine Rocheleau, Jean-Philippe Shoiry, Marie-Josée Simard, Nicolas Urli and Debbie Zakaib.
The main source of funding for the Fondation du MAC, the Ball drew more than 700 attendees and raised net proceeds of $600,000 for the Fondation du MAC.
Our heartfelt thanks go to all our partners, who support the growth and outreach of the Musée d’art contemporain: Vidéotron, National Bank Private Banking 1859, WSP Global Inc., Arsenal art contemporain, Deloitte, Manulife, Pomerleau, Power Corporation, Québecor, Sid Lee, SNC Lavalin, Stingray Digital, Telus, Debbie Zakaib and Alexandre Taillefer.