On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Aga Khan Museum proudly presented its first-ever Lapis Digital Benefit – a bright and bold reinvention of our annual signature gala!
Reimagined as a free and accessible event, over 15,000 viewers joined us from more than 40 countries to celebrate diversity and pluralism. Inspired by the theme of “Lighting the Way: The Museum as a Cultural Sanctuary”, six performers and nine panelists shared their talents and insights through stunning performances and thought-provoking conversations.
Through the generous support of our sponsors and donors, we raised $868,000 in support of the Museum’s Rebuild 2020 program — a series of initiatives aimed at helping people heal and reconnect through the arts.
Look below to relive the excitement!
To learn more about the performers and panelists, click here.
We extend our gratitude to the Lapis Gala Committee who have guided the development of this year's unique event.
Nasir Noormohamed (Chair) • Wanda Ho • Naushad Jinah • Zahra Karimi Janmohamed • Rumi Keshavjee • Tess McLean
Through the incredible support of our generous sponsors, this event was free and accessible to audiences worldwide.
Steel Canada Resources Limited
Rasheed Dhuka, Nooruddin Khawja and Family
Ray Gupta and Iqbal Moledina
Amir & Parveen Rupani, Arman & Muneera Rupani, Rahim & Reena Lalani
Akbarali Aziz and Muneera Hussain
Nyaz, Naazli, Sabina, Farrah, and Aman Jethwani
Mahmood and Naznin Khimji
Moez and Sultana Mangalji Family
TD Bank Group
Mr. Minhas and Mrs. Farzana Vellani
Bank of Montreal
Soul Restaurants Canada Inc.
The Hon. Hilary M. Weston CM, CVO, OOnt
Amin and Noor Allidina
Cantex Canada Ltd.
Rozina and Akber Dewji
Bashir and Farida Dhanani
Alnoor and Shelina Gulamani
Houston YP Hospitality Management Inc.
HSBC Bank Canada
Naaz and Nasir Jaffer
Janmohamed Nagji Jinah Family
Drs. Munira and Kabir Jivraj
Almas and Nasrullah Kanani and Family
Rumi, Alnoor, Zahir, Muradalli Keshavjee Family
Samsher R Meghji
Dr. Esmail and Mrs. Azmina Merani
Khati and Amin Nathoo
Proactive Wealth Strategies, LLC
Family of Abdullah Karim Ratansi
Rustom and Zarina Satchu
Zul and Shamim Somani
Spirit of Math Schools Inc.