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Saputo family’s gift will be transformational to Concordia’s mission

Watch highlights from the Nov. 1 announcement ceremony
November 8, 2019

Concordians celebrated a visionary gift of $10 million from the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation and the Amelia & Lino Saputo Jr. Foundation on Nov. 1.

The exceptional donation will allow the creation of a first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder collaboration centre at Concordia University. The new SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation will enable the university and its partners to drive and support community-based social transformation projects in Montreal, Quebec and Canada.

The gift — among the largest in the university’s history — supports the Campaign for Concordia: Next-Gen. Now. Learn more in these video highlights from our announcement.

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Watch video highlights from our November 1, 2019, gift announcement at Concordia.

‘The Saputos’ gift will be transformational to our mission.’

Concordia’s interim president, Graham Carr, announces the Saputo family’s visionary gift to our university.

‘All people will have an equal opportunity to be represented and to make a difference.’

Mirella Saputo, president of the Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation, tells how one of the largest gifts in Concordia’s history will connect academics, students and community experts.

‘I believe social transformation will build the foundation for a brighter future.’

Amelia Saputo, BA 90, president of the Amelia and Lino Saputo Foundation Jr. Foundation, describes how a $10-million gift will drive and support community-based social transformation projects in Montreal and beyond.

‘We’re very excited that SHIFT has found an incredible partner.’

Nadia Bhuiyan, BEng 95, vice-provost, Partnerships and Experiential Learning, talks about the SHIFT Centre for Social Transformation and how this new gift will advance tomorrow’s leaders.

‘Thank you to the Saputo family for your generosity.’

Andrea Clarke, BSc 09, MSc 12, MBA 17, executive director of Head and Hands, explains how SHIFT will encourage collaboration with community organizations.

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