May 31, 2017

Audacious 2017

A tribute to Robert Tessier

Close to 425 guests joined forces last night at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s The Parquet to take part in the 4th edition of the Audacious fundraising event, benefitting IRIC. Thanks to their generous contribution, as well as those of our sponsors and partners, 1 million dollars were raised to support research to fight cancer.

What’s more, in the course of the evening, an additional $300,000 donation from Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust was announced.

 

A tribute to Robert Tessier

Under the co-honorary chairmanship of Mr. Michael Sabia, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Mr. Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of CGI, the evening provided a unique opportunity to pay tribute to Mr. Robert Tessier, Chairman of the board of the IRIC, who has been involved with the Institute from its very beginnings.

The unwavering support of Mr. Tessier, Chair of the Board at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, for the organization and its cause was recognized before a packed house which paid him a heartfelt tribute.

Take a look at photos taken at the event

Acknowledgements

An event as important as Audacious and a fundraising campaign that produced such remarkable results would not be possible without the contribution of our many partners and sponsors. The Audacious organizing team would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support, as well as to express its gratitude to the event’s Co-chairs, the members of the Financing Committee and the many volunteers.

 

Co-chairs of the 2017 edition

Michael Sabia, President and Chief Executive Officer, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board, CGI

Members of the Financing Committee

Jacques Bernier, Managing Partner, Teralys Capital

Steven Klein, Vice President, Business Development, IRICoR

Robert Lacroix, Professor and Rector Emeritus, Université de Montréal, Fellow CIRANO

Sylvain Roy, President and Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Division, Fiera Capital

Jean-Philippe Towner, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Pomerleau

Michel Bouvier, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Investigator, IRIC

Kiron Mondal, Executive Director, Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets

Réal Raymond, Corporate Director

Pierre Thibault, Deputy Director, Philanthropy, Principal Investigator, IRIC