Diane de Mailly-Nesle Sauvé
Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
Sauvé Scholars Foundation
Diane Sauvé, with her husband, Jean-François Sauvé and Sonny Gordon, has participated in the activities of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and guided the evolution of the Sauvé Scholars Program since the outset. She plays an active role in many aspects of the operations of Jeanne Sauvé House and the Scholars' activities.
Born in Switzerland of French parents, who were students in Geneva at the time of her birth, she spent the next 15 years of her life in Africa (Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Cameroon, Sénégal and Egypt), where her father was involved in international banking.
She returned to France to pursue studies in Pharmacology, and after her marriage moved to Canada where she initially worked organizing conventions, international meetings and special events.
Her profound commitment to the local community has included leading roles in fund-raising activities for the Canadian Cancer Society (the Daffodil Ball), the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation; I Musici Chamber Orchestra; co-president of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Ball; the McCord Museum of Canadian History, Hôpital Ste-Justine (decoration of the walls with children's paintings); and the Centre de répit Philou, a respite center for children with severe handicaps.
Her interests include children, sports, travel, photography, painting and alternative/complementary medicine. Above all, Diane is a devoted and proud mother.