Michael Pecho, a University of Montreal law graduate, has worked in philanthropy in Montreal and abroad for over 20 years. Prior to joining his alma mater, he was Executive Director, Primary Gifts, University Advancement at McGill University, where he played a key role in the “Made by McGill: the Campaign for Our Third Century” campaign.
Michael Pecho began his fundraising career with UNICEF, for which he worked in Senegal and at UN headquarters in New York. He has occupied senior positions with the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, the INRS Foundation and the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital.
The Vice-Rector of Alumni and Philanthropy supports the University of Montreal's projects and outreach efforts by developing a network of engaged alumni and fostering a culture of long-term philanthropy in the community. The Alumni and Donor Network is a cornerstone of the Vice-Rector’s office. It secures private funding for the strategic priorities of the institution and its units, and builds lasting, rewarding relationships with our alumni, donors, volunteers and friends to involve them in UdeM's mission and outreach. It aims to be the destination of choice for people who want to contribute to society by supporting the creation and dissemination of knowledge through giving and personal engagement.