Philanthropist and visionary Marcel Desautels passes away at age 88

Published: 10 February 2023

Marcel Desautels, LLD’07 (CM, O Ont, OM) generously donated both his resources and his time to furthering business education at McGill. The business leader and philanthropist passed away on January 31 at the age of 88. Desautels invested over $38 million in students, programs, research and facilities at the Desautels Faculty of Management. “Marcel was deeply passionate about inspiring others to give and get involved,” says Dean Yolande Chan. “And because he believed in us, so many others did too. He gave us the confidence, the tools, and the vision to be one of the world’s truly great management schools.”

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