Miriam Foundation 5th edition art auction

30 April 2015

Thank you! Over $100,000 raised at the 5th edition of the Miriam Foundation’s art auction to benefit children with autism or intellectual disabilities

Miriam Foundation is pleased to announce the success of its 5th annual Art Auction for Autism held on April 30, 2015 at Parisian Laundry.

140 people came out this past Thursday to enjoy the dinner and live auction benefitting the Miriam Foundation’s early intervention services. The generosity of attendees and artists alike made the evening’s accomplishments possible. Thank you to the chairs and volunteers that made this evening possible, as well as our main sponsor RP Investment Advisors.

Some of the evening’s highlights included the sale of a painting by John Little titled November Snow for $23,000 and the sale of a painting by Maxwell Bitton, a young Montreal artist with Autism, titled Woman with the Azur Eyes for $1,800.The Miriam Foundation would like to thank everyone who participated in making the art auction an evening to remember!

The auction’s proceeds will help people with autism and intellectual disabilities lead fulfilling lives:

–      Support and create clinical intervention, educational resources, vocation and respite;

–      Create programs and promote inclusion through social and recreational activities, work placements and residential services;

–      Offer education and training to professionals, paraprofessionals and family members,

–      Foster specialized research focusing on improving diagnosis and developing new treatments and interventions.

“The needs are urgent as one child in 68 is diagnosed with autism compared to one in 125, ten years ago.” deplores Warren Greenstone, CEO of the Miriam Foundation.

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