In an event last week at the Desautels Faculty of Management, Laurentian Bank President and CEO, Réjean Robitaille announced his bank’s support of the Faculty via a donation of $200,000 over 10 years.
More specifically, the donation consists of six Laurentian Bank Bursaries to be awarded to undergraduate students and two Laurentian Bank Leadership Prizes to MBA students.
By the end of Laurentian Bank’s philanthropic commitment, a total of 80 grants will have been presented to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
In his announcement, Robitaille stressed that, “education is one of our organization’s priority sectors when it comes to donations because it constitutes the means by which young people can develop their competencies and achieve their full potential.”
Then, addressing students directly, Robitaille said, “You are the future of our society.”
In opening the event and introducing Robitaille, Desautels Dean Peter Todd thanked Laurentian Bank for its “wonderful generosity.”
“We are enormously grateful” for the Bank’s commitment of $200,000 to provide undergraduate scholarships and bursaries and MBA leadership awards, Todd said.