The Fondation Madeli-Aide pour l’éducation today announced a financial contribution of $100,000 over five years from Cogeco Media and Quebecor to the Foundation’s Fonds dédié Jean Lapierre. The donation will help secure the future of the Bourse d'excellence Jean-Lapierre, a scholarship created in 2017 in memory of the distinguished Magdalen Islands native and statesman who was for many years a contributor, commentator and political analyst on TVA and LCN, as well as on Cogeco Media radio stations 98.5 in Montréal, FM 93 in Québec City and 106.9 in Trois-Rivières.
The Foundation is very pleased to receive these major donations from Quebecor and Cogeco Media, said Line Cormier, President of the Fondation Madeli-Aide pour l’éducation.
This contribution to the Fonds dédié Jean-Lapierre will enable us to award scholarships for years to come to young Magdalen Islands residents who wish to leave home to continue their studies, as Jean Lapierre did at age 16, in order to prepare for successful careers.
Having worked with Jean Lapierre for nearly 20 years and seen his desire to promote and support the region where he was born, I know that this joint $100,000 donation over 5 years will be put to very good use, said Michel Lorrain, Executive Vice-President of Cogeco Media.
We are honoured to link Cogeco Media’s name to Jean’s in such a worthwhile and noble cause: promoting education and supporting academic perseverance and success.
Jean loved the islands and this donation by Quebecor honours the memory of our dear friend and colleague, said Serge Fortin, Vice-President, TVA Nouvelles, TVA Sports and QMI Agency.
It’s also a way for us to keep alive Jean’s philanthropic legacy. He established the Fondation Madeli-Aide more than 20 years ago and we are proud to continue supporting youth and education, two vital factors in the development of a strong society.