Our volunteer leaders

The Governors

The Board of Governors acts in the capacity of nominating committee for the Board of Directors. It groups together the leaders of the senior institutions in our region, including those who occupy the following positions:

Mrs. Évelyne Beaudin, Mayor, Ville de Sherbrooke
Mr. Pierre Cossette, Rector, Université de Sherbrooke
Mr. Michael Goldbloom, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop's University
Mgr. Luc Cyr, Roman Catholic Archbishop of the diocese of Sherbrooke
Mr. Ismaël Sonderjee, President of Centraide Estrie

These governors may appoint for two-year renewable mandates, persons chosen from among the following organizations: a major union, a religious community, a professional association, a major company or cooperative active in the region, a chamber of commerce or any other similar regional organization. These ambassador-governors are asked to promote the Foundation to people in their professional entourage, and so make known the Foundation's philanthropic options.

 Since 2017, the following ambassador-governors have been appointed:
Mr. Serge Auray, President, Thymox inc.
Mrs. Sylvie L. Bergeron, President, Conseil de la culture
Mr. Guillaume Brien, Director general, Fédération des coopératives d’habitation de l’Estrie
Mrs. Lynn Blouin, Film Commissary-SFTC , Destination Sherbrooke
Mr. Normand Domingue, Associate, Deloitte Touche
Mr. François Fouquet, Director general, Coopérative funéraire de l’Estrie
Mr. Shah Ismatulah Habibi, Director general, Association éducative transculturelle de l’Estrie
Mr. Réal Létourneau, Partner and consultant, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

The Board of Directors

The assets and business dealings of the corporation are administered by its Board of Directors. The board is made up of 10 members. The board may constitute committees and determine the mandate, powers and members.

The members of the Board of Directors

President :
Mrs. Véronique Bisaillon
Graduate Studies Officer, School of Applied Politics, Université de Sherbrooke

 Secretary :
Mr. Robert Gagné
President of the Board of La Maison des Grands-Parents de Sherbrooke

Treasurer :
Mr. Francis Richard, C.P.A,  M. Sc.
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton


Mrs. Marie-Hélène Wolfe, Director general, Centraide Estrie

 Mr. Robin Poulin Lemieux, PDG, Groupe ZXM inc.

Mr. Nicolas Morissette
CIM, CPA, CGA, Associate Investment Advisor, TD Wealth Private Investment Advice

Mrs. Odrey Robillard, Strategist, Sustainability and Responsible Investment, Fonds de solidarité FTQ

The committees

Executive committee – The mandate of this committee is to oversee the current affairs of the board.

Investment committee - The mandate of this committee is to recommend the adoption of an investment policy and its periodic revision to the Board of Directors and to ensure that the Foundation's investments are in line with this policy.

Promotion-marketing committee – The mandate of this committee is to promote the Foundation and its activities in the general population and its target areas of the public.

Funds disbursement committee - The mandate of this committee is to recommend to the board of directors the grant recipients for recognized organizations.

Who we are

What is a Community Foundation?

Our mission, our objectives and our approach

History of Community Foundations