IRIC's Fundraising Campaign
In 2009, IRIC launched its first fundraising campaign which seeks to raise $25 million over the next 5 years. The Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation kicked off the campaign with a generous donation of $ 5 million. The money was allocated to the creation of 2 funds essential to IRIC’s mission: the Fund for international scientific elite recruitment and the Coutu Family Innovation Fund to support new, promising projects.
“It is clear that IRIC is an outstanding model that deserves direct support,” said the President of the Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation, Ms. Marie-Josée Coutu. “We are happy to be associated with such tremendous work to defeat cancer. We are confident that other members of the business community will follow suit, recognizing the importance of investing directly in the research conducted at IRIC.”