The IRCM's internal community raised over one million dollars for the institute
The IRCM’s internal community raised $1,015,922, a sum exceeding the $1-million objective it had set for the major fundraising campaign.
The internal fundraising campaign, which held the name L’IRCM la vie. I believe, I participate!, created two new personalized funds for the IRCM Foundation:
- The Fonds Jean-Guy Desjardins for IRCM’s high-priority research. Every year, a portion of the money yielded from this $500,000 capital fund is used to support the IRCM’s prioritized projects.
- The IRCM In-House Fund for Excellence. This $135,000 capital fund serves to grant three annual awards to members of the internal community for their commitment, their actions and their contribution to the IRCM.
Former IRCM Foundation President, Alain Mayrand, and the IRCM’s President and Scientific Director, Tarik Möröy, held an event on June 1, 2010, to celebrate this incredible success. Among guests were Isabelle Desjardins, Executive Director of the Desjardins-Moreau Foundation, and Marc-André Desjardins, Treasurer at Centria, as well as the internal campaign’s co-presidents, Éric A. Cohen, Pierre Larochelle and Marcel Leclerc. The IRCM’s founder, Jacques Genest, also insisted on attending the celebration to thank all the generous donors.
The internal campaign’s objective was surpassed thanks to the support of 40 volunteers, IRCM personnel from all sectors of activity, the Board of Directors, and all the donors.