University of Sherbrooke Foundation

The Université de Sherbrooke Foundation's mission is to support the development of the Université de Sherbrooke by soliciting, administering and distributing the funds raised. For more than 60 years, the Foundation has invested more than $ 192 million.

The Corporation (Fondation de l'Université de Sherbrooke) contributes to the growth and influence of the Institution. It carries out fundraising activities in close collaboration with the management of the Institution, the faculty directorates, the other university directorates of the Institution, the department of relations with the graduates and its volunteers. The Corporation has optimal policies in managing the funds entrusted to it by the donors and the Corporation allocates the funds raised in accordance with their wishes and the priority needs identified by the Institution.
The Corporation intends to be recognized as a leader in Quebec, Canada and elsewhere in the world of university philanthropy, notably by:


  • the implementation of fundraising activities generating optimal spin-offs (cost / result);
  • its innovative and effective fund management policies that maximize the financial impact for the Institution, in accordance with the wishes of the donors;
  • sound governance practices;
  • strengthening the sense of belonging of the graduates of the Institution;
  • the development of a strong philanthropic culture among its graduates, partners and community;
  • the development of a lasting relationship of trust and transparency with the donors and allies of the Institution, and;
  • its commitment to the community in general to promote its raison d'être.


  • respect for people;
  • social respect;
  • innovation and dynamism;
  • collaboration and partnership, and;
  • integrity

Through concrete actions in terms of responsible investment, the Foundation is effectively participating in Université de Sherbrooke's 2018-2022 responsible investment strategy.

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