National Gallery of Canada Foundation appoints new Board Directors


OTTAWA, ON, June 29, 2021 /CNW/ – The Chair of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, Ann Bowman, has announced the appointment of four new members to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors, a multi-disciplinary team of prominent Canadians from across the country, all well-versed in the visual arts, welcomes Shabin Mohamed (Toronto, ON), James (Jim) Gogan (Sydney, NS), Anouchka Freybe (Toronto, ON) and Nichole Anderson Bergeron (Toronto, ON).

“The Board plays a critical role in overseeing the important work of the Foundation, and we are delighted to welcome four new Directors. We are confident their deep experience and commitment will be of great benefit,” commented Ms. Bowman.

During the Annual General Meeting the Board also celebrated and thanked outgoing Board members, Fred Fountain (Halifax, NS) and Reesa Greenberg (Ottawa, ON) for their many years of service.

“The contributions of Reesa Greenberg and Fred Fountain to the Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada have been stellar. Creative in their support of art and artists and generous in their philanthropy, they have been exemplary companions on the Foundation’s exciting journey.  As they retire from the Board with our deep appreciation, they will forever remain treasured members of the Gallery and Foundation family,” added Chair Emeritus, Tom d’Aquino.

Ms. Greenberg first joined the Board in May 2014 and was a member of the Executive, Fundraising and Stewardship Committees. She has generously committed to continuing as a member of the Venice Fundraising Committee. Mr. Fountain served on the Fundraising, Stewardship and Nominations and Governance Committees and has been a Director since May 2009. Both Fred and Reesa, whose contributions are immeasurable, are Distinguished Patrons of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation.

The National Gallery of Canada Foundation is one of the most successful, not-for-profit registered charities in Canada’s cultural sector. Since it began operations more than 25 years ago, it has raised more than $75 million and established more than 25 endowments in support of research, scholarship and acquisitions.

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