About Portage

10-09-2013

The tenth annual Soirée des Grands Philanthropes Tribute Evening, which this year honoured Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation of Canada, was held on October 3 in Montréal’s Windsor Station.  The event was a resounding success, netting $1,325,000.

Portage would like to thank the event’s co-chairs, Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, Chair of the Board of the École Polytechnique de Montréal, and Jean C. Monty, Chairman of the Libermont Foundation, as well as all of the members of the Honourary Committee: Pierre Boivin, André Chagnon, Marcel Côté, Peter A. Howlett, François Olivier, Claude Paquin, John A. Rae, Colette Taylor, Louis Vachon, and Jonathan Wener.

 

A portion of the profits will go to Portage’s substance abuse rehabilitation centre for youth in Saint-Malachie, through the “Rebuilding Lives” campaign.

  
Photo on the left – The Grands Philanthropes that have been honoured at Portage’s Tribute Evenings over the past 10 years :
Michael Sabia, President and Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Alban D’Amours, Past President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group, Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada, Lino Saputo, President of the Board, Saputo, Raymond Royer, Past President and Chief Executive Officer, Domtar, André Chagnon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon and Vice-President of Portage, Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board, TC Transcontinental, representing her father, Remi Marcoux, Laurent Beaudoin, President of the Board, Bombardier, Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, CGI


Photo on the right – Organising Committee for the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes 2013 :
Marcel Côté, economist, François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer, TC Transcontinental, Colette Taylor, Senior director, Development, Portage, André Chagnon, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon and Vice-President of Portage, John A. Rae, Executive vice-president, Office of the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Power Corporation of Canada, Henri-Paul Rousseau, Vice-Chairman, Power Corporation of Canada, Jean Monty, Chairman, The Libermont Foundation and co-chair of the evening, Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, President of the Board, École Polytechnique de Montréal and co-chair of the evening, Paul Desmarais, Jr., Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Power Corporation of Canada, Jonathan Wener, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canderel, Murray Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Investors Group, Claude Paquin, President, Investors Group, Quebec, Peter A. Howlett, President of Portage.

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