foundation governance

 

THE JEANNE SAUVÉ FOUNDATION (JSF) was established in 1989 by the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, former Governor General of Canada, as her legacy to the youth of the world. Her intention was to create an incubator for leadership through a permanent forum that would offer exceptional young people the opportunity to come together, meet and discuss the major global issues of the day. See History of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

THE SAUVÉ SCHOLARS FOUNDATION was established by the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, under the direction of Jean-François Sauvé, son of the late Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, to implement its mission to develop the leadership potential of promising youth from around the world.

The Foundation has created and sponsors the Sauvé Scholars Program that each year invites up to 14 outstanding young leaders for a period of personal and professional development in a collegial, residential environment.

Governance

The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors which establishes, directs and oversees the implementation of the overall strategic plan of the Foundation; ensures adherence to the vision of Mme Sauvé and that the core values, guiding principles and policies inherent in her vision are consistently applied to every aspect of the work of the Foundation in an evolving global context.

The Chairman and President of the Board of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation is Jean-François Sauvé
Diane de Mailly Nesle Sauvé is the Secretary-Treasurer

Other Directors are:

Honorary Chairman of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation:
Harold Gordon
Former President of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, former Chairman of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation

Dr. Frederick Lowy

Former Director of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, former Director of Sauvé Scholars Foundation
 

 
The Sauvé Scholars Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors which establishes and oversees the implementation of the core values, guiding principles and policies of the Program. The Board oversees the administration of the Program, approves and supports initiatives proposed by the Executive Director and staff, and actively participates in the selection of the Scholars.

The Chairman of the Board of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation is Jean-François Sauvé.
The President of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation is Diane de Mailly Nesle Sauvé

Other Directors are:

Former Directors are:
Harold Gordon
Former President of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, former Chairman of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation
Dr. Frederick Lowy
Former Director of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, former Director of Sauvé Scholars Foundation
Harry Parnass
Founding President


Staff

The Executive Director, Désirée M. McGraw is responsible for the development of operational and policy proposals for approval by the Board; the day-to-day operations of Sauvé House; information and outreach to the local, national and international community, including alumni; relations with the Academic community, Advisors and Mentors; and professional guidance to the Scholars. 

As Director of Program and Communications, Simone Hanchet is responsible for shaping and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Scholars Program, the Foundation's official communications, for managing the Scholar Selection process, and for facilitating community partnerships.

Valérie Colas assists the Executive Director in all aspects of the administration of Sauvé House and the day-to-day requirements of the Scholars.

Ion Valaskakis delivers the Professional Development program for the Scholars and serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors.

The late James G. Wright was the Founding Executive Director.

“Leaders must dream of changing the world.

They must have an inspired vision of the changes they want to make and be prepared to consecrate all
their energy to that purpose. A capacity to communicate their objectives is indispensable to sustain
the enthusiasm of their collaborators and their perseverance in action.”
— The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Opening Speech to the National Conference for Young Leaders, June 2-8, 1991