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Montréal, June 16, 2009 - Mr. Alex K. Paterson, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Marina Boulos-Winton as President and Chief Executive Officer of the FGM, effective July 2, 2009. 

Originally from Montréal, Marina Boulos holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a graduate diploma in applied management from McGill University in Montréal. She has been pursuing a career in philanthropy and volunteerism for over 20 years, during which she was Executive Director of Tel-Aide and Le Bon Dieu dans la Rue in Montréal. In New York, where she worked for 12 years, Ms. Boulos was Director of Major Gifts for United Way of New York City, Executive Director of CCS Fundraising Inc., a National Assistant Executive Director of the YWCA of the USA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the national “I Have a Dream” Foundation, and the first Executive Director of the High Water Women Foundation. 

Mrs. Boulos has earned a number of awards over the years, including a nomination as the Event Planner of the Year, sponsored by Private Asset Management magazine in 2008, Northeast Community Leader of the Year, sponsored by America’s Charities in 2002, and Best Community Organization sponsored the Montréal’s Salon de la femme in 1992. 

Marina Boulos succeeds Mrs. Kathleen Weil, first President and Chief Executive officer of the FGM, now Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Québec. 

The Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) is a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to the well-being of the Greater Montreal community. It builds and manages permanent endowment funds and distributes the income in the form of grants to charitable organisations working in the areas of health, social services, arts and culture, education, and the environment.