Louis Audet, President and CEO of Cogeco will Chair the Old Brewery Mission Foundation's Major Fundraising Campaign

From left to right : Matthew Pearce, President and CEO of the Old Brewery Mission ; Marie Claire Morin, President and CEO of the Old Brewery Mission Foundation.; Louis Audet, President and CEO of Cogeco Inc. (CNW Group/Old Brewery Mission Foundation)

MONTREAL, June 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Old Brewery Mission Foundation is proud to announce that Louis Audet, President and CEO of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc., will be chairing its 2014-2020 Major Fundraising Campaign. "We are honoured that Mr. Audet has accepted the leadership of our Campaign. The contribution of this business leader, who is actively involved in many charitable causes, makes us extremely confident that we will succeed in raising $10 million from major donors, thus contributing to reaching our overall campaign objective of raising $55.5 million over the next six years," states Marie Claire Morin, President and CEO of the Foundation.

"Thanks to the Old Brewery Mission, over 4,000 men and women each year have access to a whole range of social services. Of this number, nearly half suffer from mental health issues. Of course, the Old Brewery Mission comes to their aid, but it also helps them acquire the tools needed to leave shelter life behind. This organization is a key player in efforts to ease the pain of homelessness. I am convinced of the merit of the Mission's programs, aimed at providing permanent solutions to end homelessness in Montreal. It is with great enthusiasm that I accept to chair this major donors' campaign, essential in eradicating this social problem," said Mr. Audet.

The funds collected during the 2014-2020 Campaign will enable the Old Brewery Mission to implement its action plan aimed at eliminating homelessness as we know it. "This funding will help us acquire the resources needed to improve existing programs and services, while offering new initiatives to help homeless women and men reach their full potential and return to mainstream society," added Matthew Pearce, President and CEO of the Old Brewery Mission.

About Louis Audet
Louis Audet, Eng. (École Polytechnique), MBA (Harvard), has been President and CEO of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc. since 1993. He sits on the Board of Directors of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc., as well as on their strategic opportunities committee. Mr. Audet is also a member of the campaign cabinet for the Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). He also chaired the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf Development Fund. In 2012, he was admitted to the Conseil du patronat du Québec's "Club des entrepreneurs." He was awarded the "Ordre du mérite" by the Université de Montréal's Alumni Association in 2010, as well as the "Prix Mérite" of École Polytechnique's Alumni Association in 2008. In 2013, he was inducted into the Order of Canada.

About the Old Brewery Mission Foundation
The goal of the Old Brewery Mission Foundation is to raise funds for the Old Brewery Mission, the largest resource for homeless men in Quebec and homeless women in Canada. Founded in 1889, the Old Brewery Mission offers a wide variety of programs and services, among them emergency, transition and housing programs, and helps more than 4,000 homeless men and women rebuild their lives.

www.oldbrewerymissionfoundation.ca

SOURCE Old Brewery Mission Foundation

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Source:      
Melissa Bellerose
Old Brewery Mission Foundation
Tel.: 514 788-1884, ext. 24
Cell.: 514 779-8188
E-mail: mbellerose@oldbrewerymissionfoundation.ca

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Diane Jeannotte
Diane Jeannotte Communications
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