Sep 21, 2023 | 6 to 8 pm

A widespread practice in recent years, the creation of young donors’ circles is a trend that continues to this day, and for good reason. Back in 2012, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts was one of the pioneering cultural institutions in Quebec to develop this type of innovative, formative program to ensure its philanthropic succession with the creation of its Young Philanthropists Circle.

More than 10 years after its inception, it’s time for some introspection: what are the impacts and progress of the Young Philanthropists’ Circle, and how does it fit into the overall strategy of the Fondation du Musée?

Philippe Archambault, Chairman of the MBAM Foundation’s Cercle des Jeunes Philanthropes Committee, and Catherine Doyle, Director of Annual Giving at the MBAM Foundation, will share some of the keys to success and present the challenges facing this philanthropic program, which continues to evolve and adapt to the institution’s major priorities.

Moderated by Louis Moubarak, President of the AFP-Québec Education Committee.

Personnes invitées à prendre la parole

Catherine Doyle

Catherine Doyle est la directrice au dons annuels de la Fondation du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal où elle élabore et supervise les stratégies de sollicitation de dons d’individus et de fidélisation d’une communauté de près de 1000 donateurs. Elle se démarque par son dévouement aux projets qu’elle entreprend, son style de gestion consciencieux et sa bonne humeur contagieuse. Détentrice d’un baccalauréat en commerce de l’École de gestion John Molson de l’Université Concordia, Catherine a auparavant complété divers mandats en philanthropie et en planification d’événements à l’École de musique Schulich de l’Université McGill et à l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.


Philippe Archambault

Philippe Archambault joined EgR Inc., a commercial insurance brokerage firm, following graduate studies in economics at Queen’s University. There, he developed their transactional risk practice, which he has since headed as Director. His athletic background and academic experiences have shown Philippe the importance of giving back to his community. He is now involved at the MBAM as president of the Cercle des Jeunes Philanthropes and president of his cohort at Upper Canada College.


Louis Moubarak

Louis Moubarak holds an MBA in advanced management from McGill University and has been a Certified Public Relations Professional (APR) since 2008. He has over 20 years’ experience in management, public affairs and philanthropy in Canada and internationally. He has led several high-profile advocacy campaigns, notably in 2007 at the UN in New York for the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, when he was external relations strategist at the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development.


A member of AFP-Québec since 2012 when he was interim CEO at Canada World Youth, Louis is Chair of the Education Committee and currently Manager, Development and Francophone Affairs at the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, Glass Court

1380 Sherbrooke Street West


MEMBER: $50 plus tax 
NON-MEMBER: $70 plus tax 

Additional information

6pm: Welcome and cocktail reception (The bar will be cash only. First drink offered by AFP Quebec)
7pm: Conference (in person only)