Koffler Centre Receives Historic $20 Million Gift



By: ILAN MESTER  
Published: May 12th 2010
in Culture » Society

Koffler Centre of the Arts
Pic: UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Tomorrow Campaign co-chairs Larry Tanenbaum and Gerry Schwartz have announced a $20-million gift from Murray and Marvelle Koffler and family for the new Koffler Centre of the Arts at Sherman Campus on Bathurst Street.

 

The new facility will include exhibition galleries, music studios, performance and presentation spaces, a bookstore, café and museum gallery. The campus sits on 27.5 acres adjacent to the Don Valley ravine.

 

"The Koffler family has long been associated with artistic excellence in this country, and we are thrilled that the Koffler Centre of the Arts will enter a new era celebrating a global artistic perspective in an incredible new facility," said Lori Starr, executive director of the Koffler Centre of the Arts.

 

Established by philanthropists Murray and Marvelle Koffler in 1977, the Koffler Centre of the Arts is a  multi-disciplinary cultural centre that features exhibitions of contemporary Canadian art, as well as programs related to film, literacy, music and dance.

 

"We are deeply grateful for this generous gift for the Koffler Centre of the Arts - a place that will be home to the finest in Jewish and world culture here in Toronto," said Alan Winer, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto chair.

 




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