A Message from the President and CEO

May 1, 2014
Mark O'Neill

Mark O’Neill, President and CEO

I am humbled by the generosity of individuals, groups and companies who support the Museums. Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement.

This issue of Kudos! profiles Friends of the Canadian War Museum, whose volunteers have donated more than $1 million to the Museum since 1985. You’ll read about why RBC is funding the Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices. And you’ll learn why the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has chosen to be the National Presenting Sponsor of the exhibition 1867 and the Museum of History’s Official Partner until the end of 2018. This is one of the largest sponsorship agreements in our history, and we are deeply grateful to CAPP.

Our donors and sponsors extend and enrich the work of the Museums. They also commemorate the contributions of extraordinary individuals. For example, five donors who contributed to the National Collection Fund, recently funded a tribute plaque, mounted in the Second World War Gallery of the Canadian War Museum, to Fredrik Eaton, a former trustee and Chair of the Corporation’s Board of Trustees.

It is a great pleasure to recognize these donors and sponsors as we celebrate the creation of the Canadian Museum of History. This is a time of excitement and possibility, and donors and sponsors can play an important role in what our Museums can achieve by contributing to the Canadian History Hall and First World War Centenary fundraising campaigns.

Finally, I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Yves C. L. Gadler as Vice President, Development. Mr. Gadler has an outstanding record of achievement during his 20-year career in fundraising. Mr. Gadler joined the Museums on April 7.

Mark O’Neill