Fundraising Campaign

Fundraising Campaign

Fundraising Campaign

Make a donation Chairman's Message

Dear Madam: Dear Sir:

I accepted the position of Chair of the 2016–2018 Château Ramezay fundraising campaign.

Éric Lachaîne, Senior Vice-President, Caisse Network and Member and Client Services, Executive Division, Desjardins Group Located in Old Montreal, Château Ramezay is a unique historic site that was constructed in the 18th century in what was then known as New France. The Château was converted into a museum and opened in 1895, making it Quebec’s oldest private museum.

The goal of the 2016–2018 "Heritage 375" campaign is to raise $375,000 that will help the museum pursue its mission to share Montreal’s heritage with tourists and residents for generations to come.

The Museum is funded by donations from generous citizens and businesses that believe the Museum and the historic site are important cultural elements that should be preserved. Château Ramezay also relies on its day-to-day activities. All donors receive an annual newsletter on what the museum achieved thanks to your donations.

One of Montreal’s cultural landmarks, Château Ramezay was featured in 1,001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die. The Château has a collection of more than 36,000 objects and welcomes 50,000 visitors every year. The Museum offers educational activities that have delighted more than 100,000 children over the past 15 years. This must-see attraction highlights Montreal’s charm to visitors and locals alike.

Please consider making a donation and supporting Montreal’s heritage. You can contribute by making a donation online through Château Ramezay’s website

Or click here to download the donation form.

I hope that we can count on your generosity.


Éric Lachaîne

Campaign Committee

Campaign Committee

Éric Lachaîne
Executive Vice-President
Caisse Network and Member and Client Services
Desjardins Group


Jean Brunelle
Board of Directors
Château Ramezay
Retired, Desjardins Group

Robert Dorion
Lawyer, Partner
Gowling WLG

Goshka Folda
President and CEO
Strategic Insigh

Gail Grant
Board of Directors
Château Ramezay

Dominic Larivée
Director, Sales Force Activities and Engagement Administrative Department
Mouvement Desjardins

Serge Martin
The Great Explorers

Normand Paquin
Board of Trustees
Château Ramezay
Retired, Desjardins Group

André Delisle
Executive Director and Curator
Château Ramezay