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Swinging into action for students

Concordia's 14th annual Golf Classic raises $351,000 for scholarships and bursaries
September 14, 2017
By Louise Morgan

A beautiful day on the golf course translated into important new funding for students on September 11, 2017. The 14th annual Concordia Golf Classic raised a record $351,000 for scholarships and bursaries.

For the first time, Quebec’s nine major banks came together to support the event. Since its inception 14 years ago, the Classic has raised over $4.95 million for scholarships and bursaries. The tournament drew 150 business leaders and friends of Concordia to Golf Griffon des Sources in Mirabel, Quebec.

Golf Classic Pictured are, from left: Charles Douville (HSBC), René Douville (BMO), Isabelle Ménard (TD Bank), Maria Mangiocavallo (Scotiabank), Martin Thibodeau (RBC), Alan Shepard (Concordia president), Joseph Capano (Concordia), Louis Tanguay (corporate director), Tyran Morris (CIBC), François Touchette (Banque Nationale), Nathalie Soucy (Desjardins) and Sophie Boucher (Banque Laurentienne). The tournament drew 150 business leaders and friends of Concordia to Golf Griffon des Sources in Mirabel, Quebec.

Special thanks to our volunteer leadership team

Honorary Co-chairs

  • James C. Cherry, Corporate Director
  • André Desmarais, BComm 78, Deputy Chairman, President and Co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada
  • Luigi Liberatore, President, The Luigi Liberatore Foundation 
  • Louis Tanguay, BComm 75, Corporate Director   


  • Stéphane Achard, BComm 87, MBA 94,  Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Canada & International, National Bank of Canada
  • Sophie Boucher,  Vice-President, Business Development, Business Services, Laurentian Bank
  • Sylvain Corbeil, Senior Vice President, TD Commercial Banking, Quebec & Atlantic Regions, TD Bank Group
  • Charles Douville, BComm 84, Senior Vice President, Regional Head of Commercial Banking – Quebec Region, HSBC Bank Canada
  • René Douville, Head, Corporate Finance Division – Quebec, BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Maria Mangiocavallo, BComm 86, GrDip 89, Vice-President and Head, Commercial Banking and Roynat Capital, Quebec Region, Roynat/Scotiabank
  • Nathalie Soucy, Head of Sales, Vice President, Business Services, Desjardins Group
  • Martin Thibodeau, Regional President, RBC Royal Bank
  • Demo Trifonopoulos, BComm 85, Vice-President & Region Head – Quebec,
    Commercial Banking – CIBC

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