Alain is a philanthropy ambassador who is dedicated to simplifying and explaining planned gift concepts, and to advancing charitable organizations.
Alain started his career in 1997 as a financial advisor for Midland Walwyn and Merrill Lynch before starting his own financial planning firm that specialized in life insurance as well as investing. In 2004, one of his clients asked him to arrange a life insurance policy as a charitable gift, and he hasn’t looked back. Since then, he has never stopped asking people to consider how they can go further with their generosity.
By taking many courses on gift planning, philanthropy and legacy giving, Alain has developed and honed his expertise, and began speaking for charities in 2008 when he also wrote his first book, GEORGE’S TREE (available in Canada only). Since that time, Alain has written two other books; THE ORCHARD, in 2012, and TO+TO=FOR in 2016.
Recognized for his unique skills and approachability, Alain has been invited by over 50 charities across Canada to present to their donors and inspire them to leave a gift in their will. Alain has also been invited to speak at many conferences and congresses in Canada and the US.
Alain is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), where he was President of the Montreal Chapter from 2016 to 2018.