Concordia Golf Classic swings and hits big, raising $400,000 for students
After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Concordia Golf Classic, the university’s annual fundraising golf tournament, returned in a big way on September 7.
Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and participants, the tournament raised an impressive $400,000 for students — the second highest total in the tournament’s 17-year history.
The event has raised more than $6.4 million for student bursaries and scholarships since it first launched in 2004.
All funds raised through the Golf Classic contribute to the Campaign for Concordia. Next-Gen. Now. The university’s most ambitious campaign that aims to deliver next-generation teaching and learning to Concordia students.
“The Concordia Golf Classic is one the university’s preeminent fundraising initiatives,” says Concordia President Graham Carr. “We are immensely grateful to all the participants and sponsors who help make this event a success year after year.
“Thanks to their generosity and commitment, hundreds of Concordia students have benefitted from financial assistance, helping them succeed and thrive.”
This year’s event welcomed nearly 120 participants to Golf Griffon des Sources in Mirabel. The tournament is the only fundraiser in Quebec that brings together executives from Canada’s nine major banks.
Attendees included honorary co-chairs Luigi Liberatore, LLD 18, and Louis Tanguay, BComm 75, LLD 18.
The following event co-presidents were present: Tony Aksa, CFA, Associate Vice-President Commercial Banking, National Bank; Luc Bisaillon, Managing Director, Corporate Client Group, RBC; Sophie Boucher, Vice-President, Business Development, Business Services Laurentian Bank; Sylvain Corbeil, Senior Vice-President, TD Commercial Banking, Quebec and Atlantic Regions, TD Bank Group; and Charles Douville, BComm 84, Senior Vice-President, Regional Head of Commercial Banking – Quebec, HSBC Bank Canada.
Others included 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.
Derek Marinos, BA 96, GrDip 97, lineup editor and journalist at CBC News Montreal, served as the event’s master of ceremony.