The IRCM Foundation’s is an essential partner for the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal whose mission is to obtain funding from corporations, private organizations and individuals. Thanks to individuals who hold dear the IRCM’s future, the IRCM Foundation can support scientific projects, technological development and training activities at the IRCM, thus contributing to the institute’s growth and success.
To help it fulfil its mission, the Foundation is privileged to benefit from the voluntary advice and support of the members of its Board of Directors.
The IRCM Foundation organizes four main fundraising activities every year, namely a benefit dinner, a golf tournament and a race and walk on Mount-Royal, in addition to a direct-mail campaign among donors and patients of the IRCM clinic. Several loyal donors, thanks to their generosity, become members of the Circle of benefactors as Friends, Builders and Great Builders. In addition, the IRCM Foundation publishes the Partenaires pour la vie, a newsletter designed for partners and donors that contains news and information about the institute and its researchers.
In June 2015, the IRCM Foundation celebrated the closing of the Give for Life major fundraising campaign. The campaign, which raised funds to support health research at the IRCM, exceeded its objective by raising $15.2 million.
To donate to the IRCM Foundation to contribute directly to the advancement of research, the implementation of technological infrastructure and the training of the next generation of high-level scientists, here in Quebec. It is also a way of improving society’s well-being.