About Us

About Us


Established in 1999, the John Abbott College Foundation was created to support the College’s mission to provide an excellent education for its students within a stimulating learning environment that will enhance their development and potential for success in society.

Through its fundraising activities, the Foundation provides opportunities for students through the funding of scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance.

The Foundation is responsible for all fundraising programs that provide longer-term endowment funds, and supports the construction and renovation of facilities as well as access to technology, with a view of promoting an optimal learning environment.


Board of Directors

The Foundation Board members adhere to the highest standards and are committed to ensuring that the objectives of the Foundation are met.

Mike Smallwood  514-457-6610 (5393)

Officers of the Corporation: 
  • Judy Kelley, Chair
    Retired Teacher
  • Caroline Charbonneau, Treasurer
    Director of Finance and Legal Affairs, John Abbott College
  • Lison Desclos, Secretary
    Manager, Communications Office, John Abbott College
Members of the Board: 

Peggy Alexopoulos
Events Coordinator

Diane Bates
Vice President Finance/Administration, Alan Davis & Associates Inc.

Barbara Baudinet  (Alumna)
Chartered Real Estate Broker, Sotheby’s Realty

Gilles Falardeau  (Alumnus)
Operations – Ocean Imports, CHR Global Forwarding Canada Ltd.

Roy Halpin
CEO, Executive Director
Boxing Canada

Carol Heffernan
Assistant Director General , Lester B. Pearson School Board

Guy Lallemand
Retired, Pfizer Canada

Gerry McGrath
Retired, CFL

Robert Mercuri (Alumnus)
regional sales manager for Abbott Medical

Mario Perron  (Alumnus)

Andrew Stein, Student Representative
John Abbott College

Gary Sims  (Retirees representative)
Retired, John Abbott College

Ryan Young, Faculty Representative  (Alumnus)
John Abbott College

Dennis Waide (Alumnus)
Director of Student Services, John Abbott College

Contact Us

Contact the John Abbott College Foundation:
Address:  21275 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC  H9X 3L9
Telephone: 514-457-6610 ext. 5284
E-mail: jacfoundation@johnabbott.qc.ca

Contact John Abbott  College Alumni Services:

Charity registration number: 89102 4523 RR0001