The Miriam Foundation raised $165,000 during its annual Art Auction for Autism
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Montreal, October 20, 2023 - The Miriam Foundation is pleased to announce that the 11th edition of its Art Auction for Autism, which held on October 19, raised more than $165,000. The event, which took place at the prestigious Maison-Alcan in Montreal, brought together more than 120 participants who came for the live auction hosted by Lee Haberkorn. Thus, the financial objective was exceeded thanks to the sale of works by 27 pieces by 25 accomplished artists and a dozen paintings by the participants of Miriam’s Recreational and Therapeutic Arts program.
This evening is of great importance for the Miriam Foundation, which raises funds to support the development of subsidized clinical services, innovative intervention programs and adapted activities. Miriam meets the needs of people living with a neurodevelopmental disorder, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or an intellectual disability (ID), of all ages and at all stages of life.
Miriam Foundation’s President & CEO, Warren Greenstone, is extremely proud of the success of the evening. “The support of the community, present for 50 years, touches us deeply. Every day, our team works to help children, adolescents and adults with ASD or ID. The funds raised this evening will continue to have an impact on the lives of our clients and their families, as well as those families still waiting for services."
The Miriam Foundation would like to thank the co-chairs of the Art Auction Committee who have been instrumental in making this evening a success, as well as its valued sponsors, Franki & Peter Yanofsky, Linda Shaw & Frank Motter, Vivian & Howard Stotland, Richard Hart, Baker Tilly Montréal, Vortex Solution, Feldman, Messias & Melki Pharmacy, Milan & Pearl Bratin, and Maureen Nassif Ashley, whose generosity greatly contributed to the success of this evening.
About Miriam Foundation
Founded in 1973, Miriam’s mission is to support the funding of clinical, educational, residential, and recreational programs to improve the lives of people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Miriam is convinced that everyone must evolve in a stimulating environment, with family support, a social network, leisure activities and health care adapted to their specific needs, promoting the development of their full potential as contributing members of society. www.miriamfoundation.ca
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