MONTREAL, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Léo Bureau-Blouin, MNA of
Laval-des-Rapides and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier (Youth
Program) honours the commitment he made during his recent election
campaign to donate one-quarter of his gross salary to organizations
within his constituency.
Thanks to the establishment of an endowment fund with the Foundation of
Greater Montreal (FGM), which businesses in his riding will also be
invited to contribute to, the National Assembly MNA will offer
considerable support to local organizations in Laval-des-Rapides. "The majority of Laval organizations are concentrated in
Laval-des-Rapides," says Mr. Bureau-Blouin, "and I feel a
responsibility to help them further their mission. I would like my
gesture to rally other stakeholders in my community to develop a
philanthropic network in Laval. The FGM is a perfect fit for the goal I
envisioned in creating this fund, that of supporting local
organizations working in different sectors."
The FGM, a member of Community Foundations of Canada, is honoured to
manage the fund created by Mr. Bureau-Blouin. The Foundation
specializes in the creation of such funds, and in ensuring their
sustainability. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the FGM, Mr.
Richard W. Pound, meets Mr. Bureau-Blouin at 9:30 this morning to
officially sign the agreement relating to the creation of the fund.
Mr. Bureau-Blouin will take this opportunity to announce the appointment
of the Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the fund, Mr. Bernard
Landry, ex-premier of Québec. For the sake of transparency, Mr.
Bureau-Blouin will have no say in the selection of organizations that
receive support, and no influence over the Advisory Committee. Says Mr.
Bureau-Blouin: «I am announcing the Chairman of the Committee on this Monday morning. It
is a great honour for me to know that this public figure, who Quebecers
are particularly fond of, has agreed to chair the committee». Mr. Bureau-Blouin will answer questions relating to the fund after
the press briefing.
About the FGM
The Foundation of Greater Montreal (www.fgmtl.org) is a charitable organization dedicated to the well-being of the
Greater Montreal community. It establishes and manages permanent
endowment funds and distributes their income in the form of grants to
charitable organizations working in the areas of health, social
services, arts and culture, education, and the environment. The FGM
currently manages more than 350 funds worth over $135 million. Since
its creation, it has distributed grants totalling almost $9 million to
non-profit organizations in the Greater Montreal area.
SOURCE: FOUNDATION OF GREATER MONTREAL
For further information:
Mathieu Morin, Press Officer for the MNA of
Laval-des-Rapides and Parliamentary Assistant
to the Premier (Youth Program)
Phone: 450 668-6077
Cell: 438 985-8125
Jean-Philippe Lepage, Public Relations
Phone: 514 260-1819