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It was a pleasure to be a panelist on the Advisor Discussion Panel at the 2018 Mindpath Advisor Philanthropy Conference co-presented by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners GTA Chapter.
From left to right: Ken Shaw (Co-anchor, CTV news), Tina Tehranchian (Chair, McMichael Moonlight Gala 2017), and Ian Dejardin (CEO, McMichael Canadian Art Collection)
KLEINBURG, ON - The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is excited to announce that its signature fundraising event, Moonlight Gala 2017, has raised in total over $675,000 toward the conservation and preservation of more than 6,000 Canadian artworks in the McMichael's permanent collection. Presented by Assante Wealth Management Group of Seven Wealth Advisors, the sold-out event on Saturday, June 3, 2017, hosted 700 guests and took place on the McMichael's spectacular grounds, which were transformed into a glamorous outdoor party for an evening of dining and dancing under the stars. CTV News Toronto co-anchor Ken Shaw hosted the evening.
An historic celebration, Moonlight Gala 2017 marked the meeting of three important anniversaries: Canada's 150th birthday, the commemoration of Tom Thomson's passing 100 years ago, and the conclusion of the McMichael's 50th anniversary.
Each year the Moonlight Gala raises much-needed funds for the McMichael's permanent collection, ensuring that the McMichael continues to thrive for decades to come. As the only art gallery devoted to collecting Canadian art, the renowned McMichael?s permanent collection includes works by some of Canada's most iconic artists, including Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.
"It has been a great pleasure and honour for me to chair this historic Moonlight Gala for the McMichael, said Gala Chair, Tina Tehranchian." I am deeply grateful to our sponsors, who have made the gala such a great success, and to our outstanding committee, Kim Good, and the awesome development team at the McMichael. What makes this gala extra-special for me is the fact that the Assante Wealth Management Group of Seven Wealth Advisors have formed a record-setting partnership with the McMichael. "I thank my Assante colleagues and the executive management team at Assante for their generous support of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, added Tehranchian."
Guests of Moonlight Gala 2017 were wowed by a culinary extravagancy and spectacular performances by leading Canadian artists Rik Emmett & the Guitar Circle (Dave Dunlop, Calum Graham, Brooke Miller, Don Ross and Emma Rush), the dynamic Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra, and a special ensemble performance by five of seven world-renowned guitar makers from The Group of Seven Guitar Project exhibition.
This year's record-breaking Gala helps the McMichael continue to share The Art of Canada through important exhibitions such as the upcoming Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson and Joyce Wieland show, opening on Canada Day 2017.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, located at 10365 Islington Ave. in Kleinburg, Ontario, is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information, visit www.mcmichael.com.
On Sunday October 22nd, over 300 women gathered at Bellvue Manor in Vaughan, to enjoy a special morning to celebrate healthy aging. This year with the help of our sponsors we raised over $32,000 for the Mackenzie Health Foundation. This brings the total that The Joy of Aging has raised for the Foundation to over $275,000.
The event was organized by financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves and their team at the Richmond Hill branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd. with the assistance of a dedicated team of volunteers and committee members.
This year we had some new faces and some returning guests. Amy Sky, the famous singer and songwriter, was the emcee of this year?s event. She not only kept the morning joyful and entertaining, but also graced us with a live performance at the end of the event. Musicians Julia Long Steinwall and Fergus Hambleton were first to take the front stage serenading the guests with acoustic rendition of classical hits and their own material. Ingrid Perry, Chief Executive Officer of Mackenzie Health Foundation spoke on the recent achievement of the foundation including an update on construction of the New Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Nancy Coxford, the past chair of the board of Mackenzie Health Foundation and a long-time supporter of the Hospital, talked about her family?s dedication to and ongoing of support of Mackenzie Health Foundation. Dr. Vivian Brown and Dr. Nasreen Khatri, prominent brain health researchers, talked about how to keep your brain healthy as you age.
Daniel Fiorio, the celebrity hairstylist and owner of Daniel Salon & Spa in Yorkville, and his team performed a hair makeover on three models on stage and shared tips for keeping your hair healthy and updating your look. Financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, also the Platinum Presenting Sponsors, continued the morning with their presentation about how our emotions impact our decisions when it comes to our investments and how to make better decisions by raising our self- awareness of our own biases. Energetic fitness instructor, Jennifer Cassandra JL Move continued the fun with a fitness session that she performed together with Vaughan firefighters, which had the guests breaking a sweat.
This year we introduced the exclusive VIP Pamper Me Bags. These bags were sold for $100 and included over $850 worth of products and gift certificates and entitled the purchasers to get pampered with makeup and hair touch up, massages and access to the photo booth. Thank you to our ?pamper me pass? sponsors, Arbonne (also our Gold sponsor), Dr. Jennifer Pearlman, Daniel Salon and Spa, Care & Cure Healthcare and Mech Physiotherapy, Forever Young Hair Studio and Day Spa, Merck Photography and Holly Eyewear for their time and dedication. Proceeds from the 8th Annual Joy of Aging event will help fund the new DASA Program (domestic abuse and sexual assault care centre) at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.
The sponsors of the event included an array of national and local businesses including: Assante Capital Management Ltd. in Richmond Hill, CI Investments, Arbonne, Medisys, Fidelity Investments, Bayview Concierge, NEI Investments, Hummingbird Lawyers, RBC Global Asset Management, Viva Soul Tropical Properties, XAM Diamonds and American Standard. For the full list of sponsors, please visit the event web site at www.thejoyofaging.ca.
Special thank you to our media sponsors Active Life, Metroland Media, ThatGuy Media Group, and Snap?d Vaughan East. Fair Print was the printing sponsor and Oh La Event Décor was the décor Sponsor. You can read the media coverage and see photos from the event on www.thejoyofaging.ca.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our attendees, sponsors & volunteers who contributed to the success of this event.
2018 will be the 10th anniversary of the Joy of Aging fundraiser, so keep an eye out for The Joy of Aging 2018 details! You can visit www.thejoyofaging.ca for photos and video of the 2017 event and updates about the 2018 event.
It was an honour for me to speak at the AFP Fundraising Day 2017 in Toronto.
It was a pleasure talking at CAWEE on October 12th, 2017 about How to Leave a Lasting Legacy with Tax Smart Giving
Tina Tehranchian, McMichael board trustee, was the chair of the McMichael Moonlight Gala 2016 and she has been appointed chair of the 2017 Moonlight Gala. The Moonlight Gala, the signature fundraising event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McMichael, was held on June 4th 2016. Guests celebrated in style with gourmet cuisine, new McMichael Group of Seven Wines, extraordinary music and entertainment, and a preview of the exhibition program, 50/50/50.
This year's event was the gallery's best to-date, a sold-out event with well over 600 tickets sold, an after-party, and net revenue of more than $350,000! The McMichael also produced a 50th anniversary commemorative book that is available for purchase at the Gallery Shop and online.
Mark your calendars for June 3, 2017 - Tina and her gala committee are developing a fantastic plan to celebrate Canada's 150th! Buy your tickets early to ensure you attend next year's gala as it will be unforgettable.
Click here to see photos from the gala.
An Iranian immigrant who came to Canada in 1990, Tina Tehranchian, CFP, CLU, CH.F.C., manager of the Richmond Hill, Ont. branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd., still recalls the difficulties of settling in a new country. Much of the volunteer work of the 22-year financial services veteran has been focused on helping those with similar challenges. In 2000, Tehranchian joined the Iranian Advisory Council of Family Services in Toronto and co-spearheaded a subcommittee to help Iranian immigrants find jobs and address employment issues. This led to a group called the Iranian Canadian Employment Network, which included a mentoring program where professionals would mentor newcomers in the same field. Helping new immigrants has given Tehranchian tremendous satisfaction. When she and her husband and children came to Canada, they had no knowledge of employment service agencies or of mentors, and had to start from scratch to become established in their respective disciplines. "That was my motivation - to ensure there's a more substantial Iranian community that we all contribute and give back to [in order to] make it easier for newcomers to get established," she says. In 2005, Tehranchian chaired the first fundraising gala for the Encyclopedia Iranica Foundation, a Columbia University project for the development of an encyclopedia of Persian history and culture. The gala raised over $1 million.
Today, Tehranchian, who was awarded the Fellow of FPSC distinction in 2011, sits on the board of governors of Seneca College, the board of the Mackenzie Health Foundation, the board of trustees of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and the Fort York Foundation board of directors.
On Sunday, October 21st, 2012 over 350 women gathered at Bellvue Manor in Vaughan to raise funds for the Mackenzie Health Foundation (Formerly York Central Hospital Foundation), learn about healthy aging, fitness, how to improve their mental health, and build new friendships.
The event was organized by financial planners, Tina Tehranchian, Janine Purves and their team at the Richmond Hill branch of Assante Capital Management Ltd. Erin Davis, the co-host of CHFI's 98.1 Morning Show was the master of ceremonies.
The morning started with the beautiful sound of Dave McLaughlin's saxophone which was followed with a speech by Vivian Risi, owner of Royal LePage Community Realty, director of Mackenzie Health Foundation and one of the Platinum Presenting Sponsors of the event. She talked about her history of philanthropy and her special relationship with Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. Keynote speaker, Rona Maynard, inspired the audience with her life story, recounting her battle with depression, how she learned to replace the negative barriers in her life with positive ones and encouraged the attendees to do the same.
To promote discussion after the keynote speaker, an expert panel consisting of Dr. Gus Zachos, Dr. Nick Voudouris & Dr. Nasreen Khatri was given the opportunity to answer questions from the audience. Financial planners, Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, also the Platinum Presenting Sponsors, then delivered a fun and entertaining presentation about women and money.
With the engaging and informative keynote speaker, the insightful humor of renowned comedienne, Judy Croon, fun activities, such as an energizing fitness break sponsored by Moksha Yoga Maple and interesting sponsor booths to visit - the morning proved to be a great success.
The event helped raise over $40,000 which will not only be used to fund Mental Health Programs for Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital but will pay for four new psychiatric beds and renovations required to ensure the comfort and safety of patients and staff members.
The sponsors of the event included an array of national and local businesses including: Assante Capital Management Ltd. Richmond Hill Branch, Bell Canada, Royal LePage Community Realty, BodyScience Medical, CI Investments, John Paul & Co., Chartwell Classic Valley Vista, Delmanor Elgin Mills, Dynamic Funds, Fidelity Investments Canada, Holistic Health Clinic, Mackenzie Financial, Manulife, Murray Higgins, RBC Global Asset Management.
In addition to our staple media sponsor (The Liberal newspaper), More, Dolce and City Life magazines were among the media sponsors of this year's event. Fairprint was the printing sponsor, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, who provided each attendee with a day pass to the gallery, was the community sponsor. Prestige Salon provided hair touch-ups, the proceeds of which were donated to Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.
On February 11th, 2014, friends, family and clients came out to celebrate the grand opening of our new and expanded branch office in Richmond Hill. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d'oeurves, cocktails and fantastic live music. The crowd cheered as the ribbon was cut officially opening the new branch.