Claude Monet
Rock Needle Seen through the Porte d'Aval, Étretat,   1886
Oil on canvas
65.2 x 92.1 cm
Gift from the Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Collection, Montreal, 2009
National Gallery of Canada

Founding Partners

The members of the Founding Partners’ Circle are the patrons who created the National Gallery of Canada Foundation in 1997, under the leadership of Jean-Claude Delorme, O.C., O.Q., C.R., (1934-2006). Their combined gifts provided the Foundation’s first endowment fund in support of the National Gallery.

The Gallery and its Foundation will always be grateful to the following individuals, foundations, and corporations for their inspired vision and generosity:

BMO Financial Group
Nahum Gelber, Q.C., and Dr. Sheila Gelber
Michal Hornstein, C.M., O.Q., and Renata Hornstein
Imperial Oil Foundation
Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation
Parnassus Foundation (Raphael and Jane Bernstein)
Jean H. Picard, C.M.
Power Corporation of Canada
RBC Foundation
Donald and Beth Sobey
TD Bank Financial Group
Zeev Vered, C.M., P. Eng. (1926-2008) and Sara Vered