MONTREAL, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - After over 21 years at the helm
of Centraide of Greater Montreal, Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire today
informed the Board members and it's President, Mr. Louis Roquet, that
she will step down as President and Executive Director and leave office
on Dec. 31, 2012.
A search committee was appointed to find a successor.
The Board members expressed their appreciation to Ms. DeGuire, as well
as their gratitude for her longstanding years of dedicated service,
noting her admirable ability to 'build bridges' and get the Greater
Montreal community to come together and help the poorest members find
the support to make it through and get back on track.
As often highlighted by Ms. DeGuire: "We can achieve this goal and do so
much if we are patient. Such an ambitious objective will take more than
Centraide of Greater Montreal is an independent organization managed by
a board of directors that is representative of the community. It serves
Laval, the Island of Montreal and communities on the South Shore. Over
half a million disadvantaged people receive help and comfort on a daily
basis from nearly 360 community agencies and projects supported by
Centraide. In 2011, Centraide raised $58.7 million thanks to the
generosity of tens of thousands of donors and volunteers. To find out
more about Centraide of Greater Montreal, visit www.centraide-mtl.org.
SOURCE CENTRAIDE OF GREATER MONTREAL
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