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2007-2008 Fundraising Campaign: A New Record!

June 19, 2008

Surpassing our annual campaign goals seems to have become a tradition – to the great pleasure of the donors and HEC Montréal officials who gathered for the campaign closing ceremonies at National Bank headquarters on June 18. Thanks to our generous donors, we exceeded our target of $3.75 million and raised $3.9 million, the best annual result to date.

The 2007-2008 campaign was co-chaired by Richard Lupien, Vice-Chair of the Board, National Bank Financial Group, and Guy Archambault, Honorary HEC Montréal Professor. This was Mr. Lupien’s second straight year as Co-Chair. He thanked all the donors, volunteers and telemarketing agents for helping to make this such a successful campaign and, above all, for their contribution to training the next generation and their commitment to HEC Montréal.

Director Michel Patry took the opportunity to offer his warmest thanks to alumni and partners for their support in our educational mission and in helping us to stand out as one of the world’s leading business schools. Mr. Patry also noted that HEC Montréal has had an excellent year in terms not only of its overall accomplishments, but also of its students’ success at international competitions.

Louis Larivière, Director of the Development Office, said that he was delighted at the 5.5% increase in the number of donors, which has now reached nearly 6,500. He mentioned a few of this year’s highlights.

From left to right: Jacques Nantel, Secretary General; Richard Lupien, Vice-Chair of the Board, National Bank Financial Group, and Co-Chair of the 2007-2008 campaign; Michel Patry, Director; et Louis Larivière, Director of the Development Office.

Some highlights of the 2007-2008 campaign *

  • Ivanhoe Cambridge pledged $300,000 over five years to create a competition focusing on value creation in retail trade and fund scholarships for students enrolled in certificate programs in this field.
  • Ernst & Young chose to encourage tax accounting students by donating $250,000 for scholarships.
  • The Ordre des CGA du Québec signed a $250,000 partnership agreement to create a professorship in strategic financial information.
  • L.M. Sauvé created a professorship in construction workplace analysis in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada, with a $150,000 donation.
  • The Imperial Oil Foundation pledged $100,000 to develop a case study on energy outlook and management.
  • TRIUM office furniture donated the latest models of furniture for a classroom, along with sophisticated audiovisual equipment, worth a total of $125,000.
  • Transcontinental donated $100,000 to the CMA International Centre for Studies of Business Processes.
  • Sun Life Financial is sponsoring two work areas, for a total of $100,000.
  • Sandoz Canada, Agropur and Bombardier Transportation became partners of the Supply Chain Forum, with contributions of $25,000 each.
  • Pierre Alajarin pledged a $4,000 scholarship over five years to a graduate or postgraduate student whose thesis or dissertation concerns ethics in management.
  • The Zeller Family Foundation donated $13,000 to allow the School to acquire licences for the use of a language-learning system and bursaries to encourage international exchanges.

* This is only a partial list.

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