MtA receives $5M gift to support Fine Arts program

March 1, 2021
Mount Allison University’s Fine Arts program has received a $5M gift from Toronto businessman Pierre Lassonde and the Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation. The funds will be used to support new projects and programs such as scholarships, internships, and an artist-in-residence program. MtA has named the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts in recognition of the investment. “Mount Allison’s deeply-rooted history of Fine Arts, and the magnificent facilities of the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, are a tremendous springboard for the future,” said MtA President Dr Jean-Paul Boudreau. “The gift from the Pierre Lassonde Family Foundation is both their philanthropic support and their extensive connections into Canada’s arts community — these together will be a catalyst for an explosion of connectivity between leading artists, galleries and museums, and Mount Allison’s Fine Arts students and faculty.” MtA | The Chronicle Herald (NB)