The Ronald-France Friends’ Circle brings together generous donors that the Foundation would like to publicly recognize and thank for their significant support.

Why join the Ronald-France Friends’ Circle ?

    • to join a community of people who have cared about the well-being of local artists for 35 years;
    • to have the opportunity to participate in special activities and meet memorable people;
    • to make a significant donation in support of the Foundation which, each year, helps more than 175 artists of all ages from all regions of Quebec;
    • to take part in the representation of our culture, since artists influence how Quebec is seen around the world;
    • to directly assist artists and their family members who, due to a major event or a period without work, have difficulty covering their basic needs.

Here’s how:

Make a donation of $1,000 or more over a period of two years—for example, $500 per year for two years—and you will enjoy the privileges associated with your category of donors, such as including your name in a print advertisement, an inscription on the donor recognition wall, an invitation to our annual fundraising evening or even a 5 to 7 with management and the presidency.

The following two tables present the different donor categories forming the Ronald-France Friends’ Circle. These are organized by honorary titles as well as by amounts.

Individual donors (over a two year perdiod)

Enthusiastic artist Inspired artist Engaged artist Accomplished artist Passionate artist
$1,000 to $1,999 $2,000 to $2,999

$3,000 to $3,999

$4,000 to $4,999 $5,000 and +

Business donors (over a two year period)

Extra Walk on role Supporting actor Leading actor Star
$5,000 to $9,999 $10,000 to $14,999 $15,000 to $19,999 $20,000 to $24,999 $25,000 and +

Every year, the Foundation helps more than 175 artists and gives an average of $250,000 in donations. The needs are great and growing, which is why your support is so important to us.

Who was Ronald France ?

Getting his start as a theatre actor, Ronald France has built an enviable career. Regarded as the king of dubbing, he lent his voice to Harrison Ford, Sean Connery and Jack Lemmon, to name a few.

Born in 1936, he started his career in the 1950s with Paul Buissonneau and the artists of La Roulotte, a travelling theatre group that performed in Montreal parks. On television, he was featured in the children’s shows “La Boîte à Surprises,” “Nic et Pic” and “Bidule de Tarmacadam.” He also acted in several television series.

But Ronald France was most known for his work in the field of post-synchronization. Over the years, he has dubbed characters in dozens of cartoons and youth programs, but also in major Hollywood productions, including the Penguin in Batman Returns (played by Danny DeVito) and Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) in two films from the Star Trek franchise.

After succumbing to a long illness in 2011, Ronald France left a generous bequest of more than $5 million to the Artists’ Foundation.

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