Foundation and giving

The Sister Françoise Boisvert Scholarship

Sister Françoise Boisvert had a profound influence on Marianopolis.

For almost thirty years, her belief in the transformative power of education created an environment that inspired and united thousands of students. Sister Boisvert held leadership roles at the College during important periods of change, serving as registrar (1981-1988), academic dean (1988-1996) and director general (1996-2009). She also played an instrumental role in establishing The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation, serving on its Board of Directors until last fall.

In the days following Sister Boisvert’s passing on April 8, former colleagues and Marianopolis graduates from across the world reconnected in person and online to reminisce about the life and leadership lessons she shared with them.

At a time when her memory and legacy bring us together as a community once again, I am pleased to invite you to join me in establishing the Sister Françoise Boisvert Scholarship.

With your help, the Scholarship will support an outstanding student who is engaged in community service and pursuing a university degree in education or an associated field, with priority given to students in need of financial aid.

As those who were closest to Sister Boisvert can attest, establishing a scholarship that rewards dedication to social good and a belief in the life-changing potential of education is a fitting tribute to her legacy and the issues she was most passionate about.

If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship, you can donate online, or by mailing a cheque to The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation, 4873 Westmount Ave., Westmount, QC H3Y 1X9, and including a reference to the Sister Boisvert Scholarship. Donations are eligible for a tax receipt.

As someone who worked closely with Sister Boisvert at The Marianopolis Millennium Foundation to provide students with scholarships and bursaries, I know she would be honoured by your gift.

Christian Corno
Director General, Marianopolis College


  • Donate

    Donate online. You can also make your contribution in any of these ways:

    • by mail, with a cheque payable to the Marianopolis Millennium Foundation
    • via the College tuition statement each semester
    • through matching gifts from your employer
    • through bequests from your insurance trust or estate
    • via stocks and appreciated securities
    • by payroll deductions if you are a Marianopolis employee


  • Establish a scholarship or bursary

    You can make a lasting contribution by establishing a scholarship or bursary that fosters student excellence. Scholarships are given in recognition of academic achievement, while bursaries take into consideration financial need. View the College’s current list of scholarships and bursaries.


  • Give your time

    The College encourages parents, alumni and friends of the Marianopolis community to contribute their time and professional expertise, for example, by presenting a guest lecture, serving on a career panel, or mentoring students. The College’s Board of Governors and the Foundation’s Board of Directors may also invite parents, alumni and friends of Marianopolis to join their board when a vacancy arises.


  • Foundation Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    Catherine Vourakis ’95, Chair
    Stephen Takacsy ’77, Vice-Chair
    John Papagiannis ’04, Secretary
    Howard Tafler ’89, Treasurer
    Lucille Raikes ’86, director
    Josh Wisenthal ’01, director
    Donna Rose, director, Congrégation de Notre-Dame representative
    Christian Corno, Marianopolis College Director General, non-voting member and resource-person