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.

Officers of the Corporation: 
  • Judy Kelley, Chair
    Retired Teacher
  • John Halpin
    Director General, John Abbott College
  • Caroline Charbonneau, Treasurer
    Director of Finance and Legal Affairs, John Abbott College
Members of the Board: 

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

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

Alexander D’Arienzo, Alumni Representative
Student, McGill University

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

Karine Grand’Maison
Lawyer, Pfizer Canada

Roy Halpin
CEO, Executive Director
Boxing Canada

Guy Lallemand
Retired, Pfizer Canada

Alfredo Massa

Gerry McGrath
Retired, CFL

Mario Perron  (Alumnus)

Sean Smith, 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 

Annual Reports

The John Abbott College Foundation is committed to working within an atmosphere of transparency. In order to access publications and reports currently available on the web, please click on the links below:

Foundation News


Following the tradition of lending support to the students of John Abbott College, the Foundation presented bursaries and scholarships totaling $57,995 at the Annual Awards Ceremony held June 8, 2017.

This ceremony is an opportunity for student recipients to meet those responsible for the financial gifts, in person, putting a face to the name.

Click here to view to photo album.


cheque pictureOn June 5, the John Abbott College Foundation held the 15th edition of its annual fundraising golf tournament. Tournament co-chairs Serge Poirier, General Manager, Caisse Desjardins de l’Ouest-de-l’Île and Greg Foss, Alumnus and former John Abbott football player presented a cheque to John Abbott College for $ 50,000 net.

Now that the accounting has been completed, the net profit for the event amounts to $66,500.

Photo album coming soon.


Police Tech with mascot 

The loonies have been counted – the results are in – and the records have all been broken! We raised $20,006 on the Loonie Line 2017 today!

Started back in 2003, loonies are stuck to two-sided tape that runs the length of College – almost 800 feet (243 m)- to raise money for JAC students in need.

Everyone can use some help occasionally and if that means helping a student stay in school, the Assistance Fund at John Abbott is there for them. The Fund is set up to help with groceries, textbooks, registration fees and much more.

Visual Arts

Check out the latest article about what the John Abbott College Foundation does to support our students.

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