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Major philanthropists choose Centraide to contribute to the social development of Greater Montreal and provide a safety net for vulnerable members of the population. Their enthusiasm and generosity are a great source of strength.

Major Donors contribute to Centraide with personal donations of $10,000 or more. They form a network of more than 625 donors in the Major Donors’ Circle, which is overseen by the Major Donors Cabinet, a group of influential volunteers who personally solicit donations from their peers.

Although the year was difficult for so many, it was also a period marked by great commitment and generosity. It is our hope and determination to do even more to alleviate the social impacts of this crisis that will propel the Circle forward this year. Vulnerable families, seniors, single people, and youths all need the essential support of Centraide’s network of agencies. It is an honour to team up as co-chairs of the Circle and to see the tremendous difference that new and loyal Major Donors can make in Greater Montreal by contributing to the fight against poverty and social exclusion, together.”

Eric La Flèche, Chair of the Major Donors’ Circle

As a member of the Major Donors’ Circle, you’ll receive :

  • A recognition cocktail on behalf of Lino Saputo Jr., honorary chair of the Major Donors’ Circle.
  • A luncheon and presentation on Centraide’s investments, offered by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
  • A personal meeting with a Centraide representative about community issues and philanthropic objectives.
  • Activities in organizations supported by Centraide, in groups or customized for the donor and their family.
  • Networking opportunities with people from all walks of life in the Greater Montreal Community.


This directory presents all the Major donors who have contributed to Centraide over the past year. Find out by filtering your search by name or by donor category.

Alain Michaud et Nadia Bernucci
Douglass and Nadia Hanson
Michel C. Lauzon et Diane Lalande
Anna Tucci et Marc Drouin
Guy L. Jolicoeur
Danielle Grégoire et Claude Garcia
Eduard and Sharifa van Gelderen
Sylvia Johnson et François Legault
Jean-Yves Bourgeois
Roxanne Vachon et François Leduc
Philippe Stephenson

Major Donors and Gold Leaders Directory 2020

The list of donors who have contributed to Centraide with a personal donation of $5,000 or more, punctuated by eloquent testimonials.