Networking event for young professionals benefitting the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation is a success!
On Tuesday, September 27, Desjardins sponsored an evening of networking for young professionals at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC) to benefit the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation)
More than 200 people were gathered at the MAC to network and connect with their peers. They also had the chance to chat up Guy Cormier who, at age 46, is the youngest president ever appointed to Desjardins.
For Mr. Cormier, this type of event fosters networking between young professionals and is particularly important to him.
He talked about the value of commitment to individuals and communities. “We are lucky to be here tonight and we’re lucky to be in good health. But who knows? We may need a hospital at some point in our lives and we will be happy to get quality care and access to cutting-edge equipment. And events like this one help us make a difference in our community.” He added that the Foundation and Desjardins share the core values of community involvement and support.
“This event lines up with Desjardins’s goal to support and empower young people in the community. Whether you know Desjardins well, have an account with us or are just discovering us for the first time, Desjardins welcomes young people. We need your energy, your talent and your capacity for innovation,” added Mr. Cormier.
At the end of the evening, the organizing committee presented a cheque of more than $20,000 to Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation Executive Director Heather Holmes. “Events like these are made possible by partners like Desjardins that help us offer quality service and provide new, leading-edge equipment to the hospital,” said Holmes . “The hospital opened its doors 52 years ago to 50,000 people. Today, it serves 300,000 people each year. We must all contribute to improving our healthcare system.”