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.
When you look around, you see the very challenging situations people are living with: poverty, food insecurity, isolation, and unfortunately the list goes on. That’s why having a safety net for people in our communities is extremely important. For me, Centraide plays a key role in creating this net; this social fabric.”
When your company is very likely the only construction company in the world that states LOVE as one of its values, you know giving back to the community is part of your DNA. At Pomerleau, we recognize that our mission is not only to create infrastructures and construct buildings, but also to build communities.”
After sitting down to do our research, we realized we wanted to donate to organizations that make a big impact but unfortunately lack public visibility. In other words, community agencies. Since we’re not specialists, we decided to put our trust in the experts at Centraide of Greater Montreal.”
I believe that it is very important to recognize how privileged and fortunate we are, whether through our employment, salary, education, or where we live. Once we understand that simply being born into a disadvantaged neighbourhood impedes a person’s chances of success, we can appreciate how lucky we are.”
When we give to Centraide, we give to Montreal: a city with a vibrant culture that is open to the world. Montreal is distinguished by the way we care for our community and show mutual respect for one another – there is a genuine desire to do what’s right and stand in solidarity.”
I returned to Montreal a few years ago after spending 20 years in the U.S. and Toronto. Montreal is my city—it’s where I’m from. And it has given me so much that it feels only natural to give back to my community and to the people in need who live here.”
The more privileged we are, the more responsibility we have to do our part. I’m blessed with a loving family and a job that energizes me every day. But I’m aware that not everyone is so fortunate and that there are real and growing issues within my own community.”
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.