A $1 million gift from Aimé Quintal

November 9, 2012

HEC Montréal is proud to announce that entrepreneur Aimé Quintal (HEC 1955) has offered the School a $1 million deferred gift. Mr. Quintal announced this exceptional donation during the HEC Montréal Foundation Heritage Club recognition evening on October 17, at which he was paid tribute for his tremendous generosity to the School. His testamentary gift will be used to offer scholarships to talented students who otherwise would probably not have the financial means to pursue their studies.

“For me, giving to HEC Montréal is a way of showing my pride, my sense of belonging and my solidarity with this great School, which taught me to develop my sense of entrepreneurship, to surmount serious problems and succeed,” said Mr. Quintal that evening.

Mr. Quintal is a member of the HEC Montréal Council of Gouvernors, and of the HEC Montréal Foundation Heritage Club, which salutes the great generosity and invaluable support of those who contribute to the School’s development and to aiding students through planned gifts. He holds a BA in commerce, and enjoyed a fruitful career as an entrepreneur in the food industry. He is now retired and is widely admired for his faithful support for the cause of education.  

“I see this as an opportunity to make a major donation to the cause of education, to which I am deeply committed, as a way of creating wealth, helping to share and advance knowledge, and fostering the welfare of future generations and up and coming business managers,” he concluded.

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