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Opera.ca Announces the National Opera Directors Recognition Award 2020 Recipient

Opera.ca Announces the National Opera Directors Recognition Award 2020 Recipient

Elba Haid, Chair of Manitoba Opera's Board of Trustees

Opera.ca is proud to announce the 2020 recipient of the Opera.ca National Opera Directors Recognition Award, Elba Haid, Chair of Manitoba Opera's Board of Trustees. Now in its twelfth year, the National Opera Directors Recognition Award highlights the tenets of good governance, celebrates models of volunteer excellence, and raises the bar for board director commitment.
 
"Elba Haid’s contributions to Manitoba Opera are exemplary, enabling the company to increase its fundraising, eliminate debt, and build a strong foundation for the future,” stated Christina Loewen, Executive Director of Opera.ca. “We are delighted to honour her with this award and to celebrate the impact she has made, and continues to make, to Manitoba Opera and by extension to the community of Winnipeg.”
 
Elba Haid joined the board of Manitoba Opera in 2007. Prior to becoming Chair, she served as Chair of the Annual Gala and of the Camerata Committee (for donors starting at $1,250) during which time gifts and donations increased by 20%. In 2018, she was instrumental in the development of the highly successful fundraising initiative - The Gail Asper Award - named after Winnipeg philanthropist Gail Asper and awarded to individuals who, like its namesake, demonstrate exemplary leadership in the field of endeavor or pursuit of a visionary goal.
 
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