MONTREAL, April 6, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2016 Centraide of Greater Montreal campaign will be co-chaired by two influential business leaders recognized for their philanthropic endeavours: Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board of Transcontinental, and Mitch Garber, President and CEO of Caesar's Acquisition Co. & Caesar's Interactive Entertainment and Chairman of Cirque du Soleil.
Ms. Marcoux and Mr. Garber will head up a campaign cabinet composed of some thirty people from the business, institutional, government and labour sectors who are involved in our community.
Isabelle Marcoux has successfully led a number of fundraising campaigns in Quebec. She is very involved in Centraide of Greater Montreal and has been participating in its annual fund drive for several years. In 2015 she co-chaired the Leader's Circle, which is composed of individuals who make a personal donation of $1,200 or more.
Mitch Garber—a well-known personality, especially for his participation in the reality TV show Dans l'oeil du dragon—has set himself the mission of promoting philanthropy.
"These two great volunteers from the business community are distinguished by their boldness, their influence, their determination and their leadership," said Lili-Anna Pereša, President and Executive Director of Centraide of Greater Montreal. "We are very privileged that they agreed to take on the mission of co-chairing the 2016 campaign of Centraide, a unique instrument of solidarity that benefits a fabulous network of some 350 agencies that meet the needs of the community while adapting to emerging social issues."
The 2016 Centraide of Greater Montreal campaign will be launched officially on September 29.
Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent organization managed by a board of directors that is representative of the community. It serves the Island of Montreal, Laval and communities on the South Shore. About 57,000 volunteers are involved in the agencies it supports, and another 22,000 work on its annual campaign. Centraide is supported by some 1,600 private and public corporations and organizations as well as by large trade unions. To learn more: centraide-mtl.org. In Quebec, there are 18 Centraides that between them support 1,800 community agencies and projects which in turn offer help and comfort to 1.3 million vulnerable people.
SOURCE Centraide of Greater Montreal
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