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Concordia University Foundation

The Concordia University Foundation, incorporated in 1991 and operational as of 1996, exists for one purpose: to be the best possible fund management partner for Concordia. 

Our partnership flourishes through the generosity of alumni, friends, faculty, staff , corporations, foundations and, especially, volunteers and staff members. Our combined efforts help create and foster an environment in which teaching, learning and research positively affect the quality of life in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and the rest of the world.

The foundation plays an important role in ensuring the viability of Concordia’s numerous programs and initiatives. This happens through the continuing development of the foundation’s financial resources. While some gifts are used for short-term needs, the investment of gift proceeds for long-term and endowed purposes is essential.

Total assets under management include donated designated and endowed capital, as well as contributions from other capital sources at Concordia. The largest component of invested assets is the foundation’s long-term investment pool, which is managed in accordance with the portfolio-investment policy established by the foundation’s board upon the recommendation of the investment committee.

The Concordia University Foundation is managed by Concordia’s Office of the Treasurer and governed by a Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

Mr. Denis Cossette, President
Mr. Howard Davidson, Chair of the Board
Mr. Brian Edwards, Vice-Chair of the Board
Mr. Paul Chesser
Ms. Christine Lengvari
Mr. Andrew Molson
Mr. Richard J. Renaud
Dr. Graham Carr
Mr. Lorne Steinberg
Mr. Jeffrey Tory

Honorary directors

Mr. Leonard Ellen*
Mr. Ned Goodman*
Mr. Ronald Lawless*
Dr. William Yip (President, Concordia University Hong Kong Foundation)


Member, Principles for Responsible Investment

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For more information about the Concordia Foundation, please contact:

Mr. Gabriel Desjardins
Recording Secretary
514-848-2424, ext. 4804

For inquiries about tax receipts or making a donation, please contact:

University Advancement
514-848-2424, ext. 4856  

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