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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.


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
  • Barth Gillan, Executive Director
    John Abbott College Foundation
  • 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  (Alum)
Chartered Real Estate Broker, Sotheby’s Realty

Alexander D’Arienzo, Alumni Representative
Student, McGill University

Gilles Falardeau  (Alum)
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
Director General, Caisse Des Sources – Lac-Saint-Louis

Gerry McGrath
Retired, CFL

Mario Perron  (Alum)

Daniel Prudkov, Student Representative
John Abbott College

Gary Sims  (Retirees representative)
Retired, John Abbott College

Ryan Young, Faculty Representative  (Alum)
John Abbott College

Dennis Waide (Alum)
Director of Student Services, JAC


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: