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Club des Fondateurs


The Club des Fondateurs was created in 2020. It is made up of experienced entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals who share similar interests and who wish to do their part to drive the Quebec economy forward by supporting higher education.

The Club des Fondateurs recognizes the contributions of donors whose generosity makes it possible to create a one-of-a-kind learning and research environment that encourages our students to succeed and further strengthens HEC Montréal’s reputation as a world-class business school.

Members of the Club des Fondateurs pledge to give $50,000 or more to HEC Montréal over a 10-year horizon.

An even greater impact for our community


The generosity of our donors makes it possible to make a wider range of digital tools available to students, improve our study facilities and enhance library resources.


Donations have a ripple effect that helps spark innovation and foster the transfer of knowledge to real-world applications. They contribute directly to grooming a new generation of experts and in spreading information outside of academic circles.


Regardless of the type of scholarship, these contributions change lives by opening up new academic pathways, fostering advances in research, cultivating entrepreneurship projects and enabling students to take part in international competitions and exchanges.


The new HEC Montréal building in the heart of downtown Montreal will be a hub of expertise and interaction with the business community. The location will make it easier to connect with executives and professionals, encourage the transfer of knowledge and spur joint innovation with the School’s partners. This initiative will have a positive impact on students, the business community and Quebec society as a whole.

Lia Ferranti

“Your generosity is an inspiration… I hope one day to be in a position to help students achieve their goals and encourage them in their work, just like you’ve done for me.”

Lia Ferranti,, student in the MSc management program

Gratitude for an abiding commitment

The HEC Montréal Foundation and Alumni Relations Office is determined to recognize the unwavering dedication and generosity of the members of our Club des Fondateurs and showcase their outstanding efforts.

  • Members’ names are published in various documents and displayed in donor recognition spaces.
  • Members and their spouses receive a personal invitation to our annual donor recognition event, along with other members of the Club des Fondateurs.
  • Members are invited to attend exclusive events and activities in line with their fields of interest.
  • Members receive a free lifetime subscription to Gestion magazine, which celebrates and contributes to management excellence in the French-speaking business world.

Get to know the first members of the Club des Fondateurs

Éric Archambault, HEC Montréal 2004

Serge Archambault, HEC Montréal 1966

Geneviève Biron, HEC Montréal 1997

André Collin, HEC Montréal 1983

Marc Dalpé, HEC Montréal 1981

Philippe Dicaire, HEC Montréal 1996

Bertin Giasson, HEC Montréal 1960

Marie Giguère

Louise Hébert Lalonde, HEC Montréal 1984

Pierre Hugron,  HEC Montréal 1976

Bertin F. Nadeau, HEC Montréal 1964

Are you inspired by what our Club des Fondateurs has accomplished?

Our team will work with you to establish a donation strategy that will help you meet your charitable giving goals.

514 340-6896 or  1 888 861-2222 (toll free)


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