Espace Danse's Fundraising Campaign
Espace Danse Committee
Founding President Entreprises Danièle Henkel Inc.
Director Of Corporate and Community Relations
DAC Jet International
Senior Vice-President, Quebec and Eastern Ontario
Maurice Côté, MBA, FEA, FICB, FCSI
Regional Vice-President, Montreal South West Royal
Bank of Canada
Executive Director, Operations
BMO Financial Group, Quebec
President & CEO
Lolë – Paradox
Our Campaign Chair: Ms. Danièle Henkel
Ms. Danièle Henkel is Chair of the Major Gifts Campaign for Espace danse in the Wilder Building, and is supported by a committee. A renowned businesswoman and Founding President of Entreprises Danièle Henkel, Ms. Henkel holds the distribution rights for Équipements LPG, a line of medical/esthetic treatment devices. A former advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, she is perhaps best known for her role as a “dragon” on the Radio-Canada program Dans l’œil du dragon, which promotes entrepreneurship in Québec. Ms. Henkel has agreed to carry the torch for the $25.8 million fundraising campaign to support the local community and the dance world, here and abroad.
A campaign committee was put together to oversee outreach and solicitation efforts for the Espace danse campaign as well as for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Tangente, the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and Agora de la danse. The four organizations will be moving into the new premises, a showcase for dance in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles district.
BMO Financial Group
Power Corporation of Canada
TD Bank Group
One address, the best of dance.
A flagship for the dance community, the project Espace danse will enrich the Quartier des spectacles, an exceptional showcase for creativity in Montreal, Quebec and Canada, in addition to enhancing the quality of life of Montreal citizens.
The cost of project, including installations and equipment, is estimated at $99.2 million, excluding the office fittings for the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, the Régie du cinéma and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, which will also be housed in the Wilder Building.
The government of Canada has contributed $7 million, while the Quebec government has granted $66.4 million. The four dance organizations, which must contribute to the project’s total cost, have launched a joint fundraising campaign with a target of $25.8 million, for which they have already raised $13 million (48% of the objective).
To ensure the success of Espace danse, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Tangente, the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal and Agora de la danse are now appealing to the generosity of private donors who recognize the importance of supporting the arts and culture, and the crucial role they play in the development of Montreal and Quebec.
- Elise Charbonneau
- Director, Espace danse Campaign
- Director, Fundraising and Events, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
- 514 849-8681