Montreal, October 1st.
Portage's annual Soirée des Grands Philanthropes fundraising gala has been honouring inspiring Québec business people since 2004. On September 29, 2016, the 13th edition of this event paid tribute to Mme Monique Leroux, President of Mouvement Desjardins from 2008 to 2016 and President of l'Alliance coopérative internationale, for her vision and exceptional contribution. Mme Leroux is the first woman to be honoured at Portage's Soirée des Grands Philanthropes, which brought together nearly 700 men and women from the business community.
The $1,250,000 raised at the event has been dedicated to helping the residents in treatment at Portage's rehabilitation centres to overcome drug addiction and take back control of their lives.
Portage is very grateful to Mouvement Desjardins, the event's organising committee, and to all the volunteers who helped make the 13th edition of La Soirée des Grands Philanthropes a great success.