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 800 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.
Centraide of Greater Montreal’s 50th annual campaign will launch in 2023, and we are both confident that, once again, the Major Donors will demonstrate their proactive commitment and generosity.
On behalf of the entire Greater Montreal community, we extend our sincerest thanks and look forward to seeing them during Centraide of Greater Montreal’s 50th campaign.Eric La Flèche, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metro inc.
Isabelle Marcoux, C.M., Chair of the Board, Transcontinental inc.
As a member of the Major Donors’ Circle, you’ll receive :
- A recognition cocktail offered exclusively to the members of the Circle.
- A personal meeting with a Centraide representative about community issues and philanthropic objectives.
- Activities in organizations supported by Centraide.
- Networking opportunities with people from all walks of life in the Greater Montreal Community.
- Recognition in the Major Donors Directory.
As business people, we appreciate things that are measured with concrete indicators. We know that our gift will have an impact because Centraide has done robust, proactive research before donating to an agency. »
Inflation, the cost of housing and groceries, and pandemic-exacerbated isolation have created many needs in our community. We therefore began making personal donations to Centraide a few years ago. For us, it’s very important to have a local impact. »
Since its beginnings, the Trottier Family Foundation has supported Centraide of Greater Montreal. What began as personal contributions from the Trottier family and the Matrox company has grown into a strong strategic partnership to create significant impact that improves the lives of Quebeckers in a situation of poverty. »
Because I studied finance, it’s important for me to give to an organization that invests my money effectively. Centraide identifies where needs are in real time so that it can invest in the most impactful agencies. When I give to Centraide, I know the money is being maximized to help vulnerable people in Greater Montreal. »
What got me involved with Centraide was its role in meeting funding needs. Since most community agencies aren’t funded, they have to spend vast amounts of time and effort on fundraising. So that’s what Centraide does. Every year, it funds over 350 agencies and projects to let them focus on their core mission. »
My wife and I chose to support of Centraide of Greater Montreal to set an example for our children. It’s important for us to explain that sometimes people need some help to move forward and that we are responsible as citizens to share our resources. »
We believe that every child should be able to realize their dreams and develop their full potential. We also think that everyone should get a second chance and the opportunity to get back on their feet after a setback. Both of our families ingrained in us that education is the key to a promising future. »
THANKS TO MAJOR DONORS
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.