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2017 ANNUAL REPORT

2017
ANNUAL REPORT

Toronto Public Library Foundation

Hello from Jennifer Jones

An update from the President of the Toronto Public Library Foundation

Why We Fundraise for TPL

The Toronto Public Library Foundation is making it possible for anyone to invest in the health and vitality of our world-class city. Donations to TPLF help support the exemplary collections, ground-breaking programs and services as well as the innovative spaces at the world’s busiest public library system.

TPL is helping to build a Toronto that is:

More Resilient & Connected

When you transform libraries, you transform neighbourhoods.

More Involved & More Informed

Access to lifelong learning opportunities puts people on the path to success.

More Prepared to Thrive in the Digital World

Digital access and digital inclusion is the great equalizer.

More Creative, Accepting & Civically Engaged

Participating in creative and cultural opportunities builds a vibrant, healthy city.

We are grateful to TD Bank Group for generously supported Toronto Public Library programs, services, collections and community spaces since 1996.

TD Summer Reading

As Canada’s largest, bilingual summer reading program, the TD Summer Reading Club offers free, specialized programming and activities for children and their families that promotes literacy across the country. More than 300,000 kids explore the fun of reading, anywhere, anytime over the summer thanks to TD’s incredible support.

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TD supports TPL

TD Gallery

This vital space located at the Toronto Reference Library provides free access to arts and culture through expertly curated exhibitions and engaging programs, tours and activities that resonate with people of all ages.

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TD supports TPL

TD Heritage Programs

Showcasing the diverse voices of our city
Torontonians gain free, equitable access to a suite of dynamic heritage programming and events that encompass a broad range of human knowledge, cultural experiences, information and ideas – all in welcoming and supportive environments. Patrons can embrace diversity, seek opportunities to engage with their community and learn about our shared culture and history.

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TD supports TPL

What a year!

New donors, new programs, new staff, milestones and more; 2017 was a year of many accomplishments at TPLF.

The Foundation Celebrates 20 Years

Congratulations to us! For the last 20 years, TPLF has raised over $75 million for Toronto Public Library.

Photo: Past and current TPLF Board members Sarah Fulford, Helen Burstyn, Gillian Smith with TPL City Librarian, Vickery Bowles

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Biblio Bash Welcomes 450 Guests to the Toronto Reference Library

The inaugural Biblio Bash gala, chaired by Victoria Webster, raised over $605,000 to support digital innovation at Toronto Public Library.

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Lots of Library Love! I’m Library People Campaign Launches

Just in time for Canadian Library Month (October), TPLF unveiled its first ever social media campaign to raise money, and create a conversation about giving back to the Library. LEARN MORE

Limited edition I’m Library People merch on sale with partial proceeds from all sales donated to TPL. SHOP & SUPPORT

A Brand New Library for Toronto’s Rexdale Neighbourhood

The community came out to see the brand new Albion Library featuring courtyard spaces, automated check-in system and the first library in the city with trans-inclusive washrooms.

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Making a Significant Difference for Youth in Toronto

Supporting personal development, equitable access and learning in youth.

DANIELS FAMILY

Young Voices

Young Voices

Thanks to the Daniels Family’s support for Young Voices, in honour of their mother Norine Rose, the brothers have pledged $200,000, enabling teens to explore writing and art. Young Voices is an important program that connects Toronto’s creative youth with adult experts in the arts and their peers.

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ESTATE OF FRANK PEERS

New Malvern Youth Hub

TPL New Malvern Hub thanks to Estate of Frank Peers

Thanks to a significant designated gift from the Estate of Frank Peers, TPL funded the startup of a new Youth Hub service in the Malvern branch. The gift will help bring youth back into the Library; providing them with safe and engaging programs and services, access to technology and mentoring opportunities.

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New Partnerships & Initiatives

New donors, new programs, new staff, milestones and more; 2017 was a year of many accomplishments at TPLF.

Donors Nelson Wong and Victor Wong Support the Chinese Canadian Archive

The Wong family came together to help make important contributions to the Library. The family’s advocacy and generous gift in support of the Chinese Canadian Archive, housed at the Toronto Reference Library, is increasing visibility and accessibility of this collection, reflecting on the rich heritage of Toronto’s Chinese community.

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The Greater Toronto Airport Authority Brings Cutting Edge Technology to Life

A gift from the GTAA is enabling the creation of a new TPL Pop Up Learning Lab in the Library’s Humber Summit District, bringing brand new technology, programming and resources to six branches.

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Increased Support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Empowers Teens

With a generous investment from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Library is empowering youth by creating spaces dedicated to their needs and development. Youth Hubs offer teens access to technology, programming, volunteer tutors and valued resources that aid in their development.

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Building Healthy Financial Habits For The Future With VISA Canada

Visa Canada’s partnership with the Library has expanded TPL’s financial literacy programming to help patrons in all stages of life build skills and literacies to compete in the global knowledge economy. Visa understands that culturally relevant, innovative and engaging financial literacy programming supports life-long learning and future success.

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Expanding TPL’s World-Class Collections and Programming

OSBORNE COLLECTION

Robertson & Wilder Donations

Osborne Collection at TPL

Tremendous Support for The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books
A generous donation from the Norman and Marian Robertson Charitable Foundation, which came to the Foundation through the Friends of Osborne, as well as gifts from Judith Wilder and Mary Smith that provide ongoing support to the Osborne Collection, located at the Lillian H Smith branch.

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INDIGENOUS INITIATIVES

In Memory of
Avie Bennett

Avie Bennett

New Strategies for Indigenous Initiatives at Toronto Public Library
Transformative funding received in memory of Avie Bennett will further TPL’s Indigenous initiatives and help bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. The Library can enhance its collections and specialized programming to facilitate public education and awareness, and develop deeper connections with Indigenous communities across our city.

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Coming Together with our Dedicated Donors

5th Annual Hush Hush Fundraiser

TPLF’s sold out Party in The Stacks, hosted by New Collection, the Library’s young patrons group, raised over $62,000 to support digital programs and services at the Library.

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Experience the power of literature

Become a member of the Literary Circle and enjoy access to events that feature fascinating authors, story-tellers and thought-leaders while supporting the world’s busiest and biggest public library.

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Leaving the Gift of the Library

Our Heritage Society friends choose to include the Toronto Public Library in their will or other estate planning options to help ensure that TPL will thrive now and into the future.

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Exploring New Ideas at the Intersection of Health and Technology

The Cutting Edge series, made possible thanks to a $225,000 gift from the Krembil Foundation, provided Torontonians with free access to the latest thinking from global leaders on key health and technology issues. Dr. Danielle Martin, VP of Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions at Women’s College Hospital was featured in 2017.

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Adopt-A-Branch Fundraising at Biblio Bash Raises over $700,000

Toronto Reference Library was transformed into a glamorous black tie gala for Biblio Bash, presented by TD Bank Group. The must-attend party for close to 500 library lovers and city builders raised funds for youth empowerment programs at TPL, like free access to after-school homework help, digital and financial literacy learning, and programs that help develop social, creative, life and leadership skills. Guests made on-site donations that allowed TPLF to adopt.

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Coming Together with our Dedicated Donors

Friends Of Toronto Public Library Raise $2 Million

Friends of TPL

For more than a decade, sales from BookEnds stores, book sales and other events have contributed to the Friends, North and South Chapters, raising an incredible $2 million for Toronto Public Library. Special thanks to these faithful volunteers for their dedication and outstanding support to benefit children.

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The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation

Meighen Foundation

Thanks to an exceptional partnership with the Foundation spanning 20 years, the Library’s collections, services and resources are accessible to everyone through Mobile Library Service. For those who are homebound or living in underserved or isolated areas, these essential services bring the Library to every corner of the city.

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Financials

The Toronto Public Library Foundation’s highest priority is to ensure that Toronto Public Library has essential resources to enhance its collections, programs, technology and spaces. The Foundation is committed to financial accountability and to providing clear and transparent information about our financial position.

2017 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Financial Highlights

TPLF 2017 Annual Report Financials

Statement of Financial Position

As at December 31, 2017, excerpted from audited Financial Statements

Financials and liabilities

Statement of Financial Operations and Changes in Fund Balance

Year ended December 31, 2017, excerpted from audited Financial Statements

Financial Fund Balances

Our Donors

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges and celebrates the exceptional generosity of the many donors and supporters who gave a gift in support of Toronto Public Library in 2017.

The Carnegie Society

The Carnegie Society honours the Foundation’s most generous donors whose cumulative financial support since 1997 begins at $25,000. The following donors are recognized as permanent patrons of the Carnegie Society in gratitude for their extraordinary support for Toronto’s Library.

Yorkville Society ($1,000,000+)
Bluma Appel Community Trust
Charles & Marilyn Baillie
James Davidson Bain
The Bennett Family Foundation
Jane Dobell
The Bennett Family Foundation
Friends of the Toronto Public Library, North & South Chapters
Estate of Norman G. Hinton
Estate of Sophia Lucyk
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
Sun Life Financial
TD Bank Group
Toronto Star

Annette Society ($250,000 to $999,999)
In memory of Avie Bennett
Richard & Joan Boxer
Estate of Mary Wanda Brown
Estate of Catherine Fine
Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections
Anne Alycin Hayes & Elliott Hayes in memory of John Sullivan Hayes & Jo Ann Elliott Hayes
Estate of Leida Jurman
Janet and Bruce McKelvey
Metcalf Foundation
F.C. Larry Muller & Scholastic Canada
New Collection
Estate of Lilly Quack
RBC Foundation
Estate of Willa Ribchester
Norman and Marian Robertson Charitable Foundation
Estate of Thomas Taylor
Whitehots Inc.

Riverdale Society ($100,000 to $249,999)
Dr. David Amies, Gillian M. Brown & Estate of Jocelyn Davison
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Bell Canada
Beth Budd Bentley
J. P. Bickell Foundation
Alan & Judy Broadbent
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
The Daniels brothers in honour of their mother Norine Rose
Deloitte
Peter Elendt
Murray Frum & Family
Laszlo Gal
Marie-Louise Gay
Sheldon & Judy Godfrey
Goodmans LLP
Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.
HarperCollins Canada
District 7 Kiwanis Clubs – Casa Loma, Humber Valley, Islington, Kingsway, Lakeshore, Sunnylea
Estate of John Korhonen
Maryann Kovalski
Krembil Foundation
Peter Lemiski
Bill Linton & Marilynne Day-Linton
Peter Liu in honour of Gwen Liu
Manulife Financial
The McLean Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Robin Muller
Morris Norman
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
The Paloma Foundation
Estate of Frank Peers
Penguin Random House of Canada
Paul Silverstein
Arthur Slade
The Sam Sorbara Charitable Foundation
Martha Mann Southgate
Robert & Brian St. John in memory of Judith St. John
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
The Canada Council for the Arts
Mark Thurman
Estate of Wentworth Walker
Judith R. Wilder
Anonymous (2)

Weston Society ($25,000 to $99,999)
Patricia Aldana
Thomas Allen & Son Ltd.
Allstream Inc.
Jan Andrews
Hugh & Elizabeth Anne Anson-Cartwright
Gail Rose Appel & Mark Appel
Mercedes A. Azárraga in honour of Eduardo A. Azárraga Jr.
Anne Bailey
Mary Baldwin in honour of John Robert Baldwin
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
William Barker
Barrick Gold Corporation
Karen Beckermann
Benefaction
Bicklette Limited
The Birks Family Foundation
BMO Capital Markets
BMO Financial Group
Estate of Joan Bodger
Estate of Baxter Graham Bonnell
Sheila Bourke
Stephen Brown
Buckingham Capital Corporation
Helen Burstyn
Canada Post Community Foundation
Canadian Tire Corporation
CBC Television
Wendy M. Cecil
The Chawkers Foundation
CIBC
Cisco Systems Canada
Heather Collins
Heather Conway
Susan Cooper Cronyn
Elizabeth A. & Richard J. Currie
Judith Dawson
Marie Day
The Donner Canadian Foundation
Brian Doyle
Sarah Ellis
George A. Fierheller C.M.
Estate of Jack Morris Freiman
Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
Friesens Corporation
Gale – Part of Cengage Learning
Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Charitable Foundation
Celia Godkin
Clifford & Doris Goldfarb
Rick Goldsmith
The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
Linda Granfield
George Grant
John & Judith Grant
Greater Toronto Airport Authority
Barbara Green
Barbara Greenwood
The Scott Griffin Foundation
Joanna Hagar
Kirsten Hanson & Sandy Houston
The Josephine Henderson Foundation
Gordon Hinch in memory of Pauline Hinch
John A. Honderich
Imperial Oil Limited
Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Estate of Margaret Isaac
The Ivey Foundation
The Honourable Henry Jackman
Michael & Sonja Koerner
KPMG
KPMG Foundation
Kumon Canada Inc.
Clara Lahmer
Frank & Juanita Lechowick
Ann Leese & Irwin Rotenberg
Library Bound Inc.
Estate of Jeannine Locke Reilly
Diane Loeb
The Samuel Lunenfeld Charitable Foundation
MAC Cosmetics
Mackenzie Financial
David Mason Fine & Rare Books
In memory of G. Wallace McCain
Hon. Margaret McCain
Estate of Douglas Hugh McCreath
Duncan McGregor
Ned McKeown
Metrus Development Inc.
Miller Thomson LLP
MintoUrban Communities Inc.
Glen Miranker
Vernon Mould
Muriel Mummery for the Rob Mummery Endowment Fund
National Bank Financial Group
Hilary Nicholls
Karyn E. O’Neill & Fred Dean
Kenneth Oppel
Jean Orpwood in memory of Margaret Canning
Penguin Random House of Canada
Holly Phillips
Eric Platt
The Printing House Ltd.
Procter & Gamble Inc.
William Prusin
Quad/Graphics
RBC Capital Markets
Barbara Reid-Crysler
Rogers Communication Inc.
The Sam and Ida Ross Foundation
The Rotary Club of Toronto – Leaside
Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
Saunders Book Company
Scotiabank
David & Emily Sheldon
Simon & Schuster Canada
Dorothy Sinclair in memory of David Sinclair
SirsiDynix
Estate of Helen Marie Smibert
Mary T. Smith
Gillian & Paul G. Smith
Frank Sommers
James & Karen Griffith Sowell in memory of Grayce Margaret Griffith
Mary Suddon
Ann Sullivan
Estate of Weldon John Thoburn in memory of E. Ann Thoburn
Estate of Patricia Thorsley
Estate of Pearl Tomey
Maria Trzeciakiewicz
Estate of Audrey Vadgama
VISA Canada
WCPD Foundation
Daniel Weinzweig
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
Nelson, Victor, Marilyn, Franklin Wong and the Wong Extended Family in honour of their parents William C. Wong and Elizabeth Szetu
John C. Williams
The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation
Burle & Louise Yolles
Anonymous (4)

Corporations, Foundations and Associations

Our donors help the Toronto Public Library Foundation enhance and expand the Library’s collections, programs, services and spaces. We recognize the following corporations and foundations for gifts received January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017.

Founders ($100,000+)
Friends of the Toronto Public Library, North & South Chapters
Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation
Sun Life Financial
TD Bank Group

Patrons ($25,000 to $99,999)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Benefaction
Krembil Foundation
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
VISA Canada

Benefactors ($10,000 to $24,999)
Goodmans LLP
Metcalf Foundation
Pacioli Trust
Westcourt Capital

Leaders ($5,000 to $9,999)
Boyd-Myles Charitable Fund
CIBC Mellon
The Josephine Henderson Foundation
Richard and Colleen Peddie Foundation
TBM Service Group Inc.
Web of Hope Fund at the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
Anonymous (1)

Partners ($1,000 to $4,999)
Horn Family Fund
Aquicon Construction
Throw the Switch Igor
CIBC
DBS Security Solutions Ltd.
Dunlis Mechanical Services
FCHT Holdings (Ontario) Corporation
L’Atelier Grigorian
K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation
Lenkinski Family Law & Mediation Professional Corp.
Link Charity Canada Inc.
The MacKay Group Wealth Management and RBC Foundation
Michael & Sandra O’Brien
Ontario Genealogical Society
Perkins+Will
Carol and Morton Rapp Foundation
The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation

Council of 100

Thank you to generous supporters for their commitment of $10,000 or more to commemorate the opening of the Library’s 100th branch at the Scarborough Civic Centre.

Gail Rose Appel & Mark Appel
Aquicon Construction
Charles & Marilyn Baillie
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Karen Beckermann
Believe in Reading Foundation
The Bennett Family Foundation
J. P. Bickell Foundation
Richard & Joan Boxer
Alan & Judy Broadbent
Helen Burstyn
Paul Carney & Mary Frances Ellison
Wendy M. Cecil
Cisco Systems Canada
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
The Peter and Eleanor Daniels Foundation
The Daniels brothers in honour of their mother Norine Rose
Deloitte
Drake General Store
Emelita Ervin & Chloe Kotsonas
George A. Fierheller C.M.
Friends of the Toronto Public Library, North & South Chapters
Friesens Corporation
Hugh Furneaux
Susan Lea Gerhard
Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation
Rob Hall, Janet McGee & Family
Bob Hambley
Kirsten Hanson & Sandy Houston
Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.
Gordon Hinch in memory of Pauline Hinch
IBM Canada Ltd.
The Kanakaratnam Family in memory of Usha Kanakaratnam
Carol D. Kirsh
Rob & Sandra Knowles
Michael & Sonja Koerner
Krembil Foundation
Kumon Canada Inc.
Ann Leese & Irwin Rotenberg
Longview Asset Management Ltd.
Jay & Lorena Mandarino
Manulife Financial
Hon. Margaret McCain
Janet and Bruce McKelvey
Joseph Foon Mei in memory of (Michael) Kan Min Mei
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
Ted K. Murata
Earle & Janice O’Born
Karyn E. O’Neill & Fred Dean
Pacioli Trust
Penguin Random House of Canada
RBC Foundation
The Andree Rheaume and Robert Fitzhenry Family Foundation
Norman and Marian Robertson Charitable Foundation
Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
Heather Rumball & Ashley Stevenson
Lawrence Smith
Mary T. Smith
Gillian & Paul G. Smith
James & Karen Griffith Sowell in memory of Grayce Margaret Griffith
Nancy C. Sprott
Steve and Sally Stavro Family Foundation
Sun Life Financial
Estate of Thomas Taylor
TBM Service Group Inc.
TD Bank Group
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Estate of Weldon John Thoburn in memory of E. Ann Thoburn
Toronto Star
Daniel Weinzweig
Whitehots Inc.
Judith R. Wilder
Anonymous (4)

Individual Donors - The Literary Circle

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges and celebrates the exceptional generosity of the following donors.

Philanthropist’s Circle ($100,000+)
Estate of Mary Wanda Brown
Estate of Frank Peers
Estate of Willa Ribchester

Reserve List Circle ($25,000 to $99,999)
The Daniels brothers in honour of their mother Norine Rose
Estate of Jack Morris Freiman
Estate of Lilly Quack

Conservator’s Circle ($10,000 to $24,999)
Karen Beckermann
Richard & Joan Boxer
Estate of Elsie Cross
Estate of Magda Dawes
George A. Fierheller C.M.
Bob Hambley
Robert and Charlie Janson
Diane Loeb
Wendy Pitblado
Judith R. Wilder
Nelson, Victor, Marilyn, Franklin Wong and the Wong Extended Family in honour of their parents William C. Wong and Elizabeth Szetu
Anonymous (4)

Collector’s Circle ($5,000 to $9,999)
Charles & Marilyn Baillie
Alan & Judy Broadbent
Susan Lea Gerhard
Georgia & Stephen Gerring
Rob & Sandra Knowles
Michael & Sonja Koerner
The Estate of Margart Elizabeth McGovern
Janet and Bruce McKelvey
Ted K. Murata
Denise Schon & Carl Davis
Mary T. Smith

Avid Reader’s Circle ($2,500 to $4,999)
Yveline Audemars & Humberto Rivero
Paul Bennett & Catherine Olsen
Helen Burstyn
Paul Carney & Mary Frances Ellison
Wendy M. Cecil
Barbara Church
Emelita Ervin & Chloe Kotsonas
Liza Fernandes
Mary Gibbons
Clifford & Doris Goldfarb
Sharilyn Hale
Ann E. Keller
Carol D. Kirsh
Donald McKenzie
Judith Megow-Rose
Darcy Morris
Joan P. Ridout
Gillian & Paul G. Smith
Jennifer Wardrop & Robert Casper
Anonymous (3)

Reader’s Circle ($1,000 to $2,499)
Laura Adams
The Doris Anderson Fund
Anne Bailey
David Bailey
Rajan Bansi
Lawrence Bennett
Joe Berridge
Paulette Bourgeois
Savannah Cardew
Brenda Clark
Rita Cox
Maurice De Gennaro
Honor & Michael de Pencier
Andrea Dunn
Joan M. Eakin
Luke Earl
Thor & Nicole Eaton
Gunes Ege
Catherine Fauquier
Christopher Fernandes
Russell C. Finch
Hazel Forbes
Susan Garvie
Marianne
Rick Goldsmith
Carol A. Graham
John & Judith Grant
Chester & Camilla Gryski
Linda Hazzan
Jane V. and Edward A. Heinemann
Jocelyn G. Hidi
Gordon Hinch in memory of Pauline Hinch
Betty B. Horton
Susan E Houston
Larry Hughsam
Annelise Jorgensen
Miriam Kagan
The Kanakaratnam Family in memory of Usha Kanakaratnam
Arlen Keen
Judy Kirsh & Robin Riddihough
Clara Lahmer
Helene Lavine
Pamela Laycock
Estate of Theresa Letniak
Murray Lightman
Marcia Lipson
Daniel Ludwin
Rory MacDonald & Nancy Harbour
B. Madgett
Anne Maggisano
John Maitland
J. Malkin & E. Jacobson
Coral & Bill Martin
S. Martin
Malcolm McLeod
Marjorie McLeod
Susan McNeill
Michele Melady
Barbara L. Michasiw
Kerry Mitchell
Pam Mountain
Juliette Nicolet
Andre Nowakowski & Katherine Gurney
Jean Orpwood in memory of Margaret Canning
Charles K. Overland
Michina Pope
Jennifer Puncher
Bob Ramsay & Jean Marmoreo
Jeff & Beth Richmond
Ellen Roseman
Heather Rumball & Ashley Stevenson
Mary Ann San Juan
Stacie Scherer
Devendra Kumar Sharma (David)
Mary Usher-Jones
Daniel Weinzweig
Brenda & Scott White
Margaret Whitfield & Gordon Crowe
Joan Williams
John C. Williams
Patricia Wood
Catherine Yolles
Lilian Yuan
R. Mirrun Zaveri
Anonymous (11)

Special Events

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the 2017 sponsors of Biblio Bash and Hush Hush.

$100,000+
TD Bank Group

$25,000 to $99,999
Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Charitable Foundation

$10,000 to $24,999
Gail Rose Appel & Mark Appel
Bell Canada
Helen Burstyn
Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd.
Jane Halverson & Bruno Vendittelli
Ewing Morris Investment Partners Ltd.
Groundlayer Capital Inc.
Harmonic Fund Services Canada
Haynes-Connell Foundation
Dave Hopkinson
KPMG
Krembil Foundation
Labatt Breweries of Canada
Catriona Lamb
Ann Leese & Irwin Rotenberg
Longview Asset Management Ltd.
Moez & Marissa Kassam Foundation
Penguin Random House of Canada
RBC Foundation
Gillian & Paul G. Smith
Stikeman Elliott
Samara Walbohm
Whitehots Inc.
David Yurman

$5,000 to $9,999
John Albright
Gary & Rita Bates
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Catherine Delaney
Dream Foundation
Claire Duboc
Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.
HarperCollins Canada
Jackman Family
Brad Lamb
Sarah Macdonald
Bernadette Morra
Darcy Morris
R. Howard Webster Foundation
Simon & Schuster Canada
The Slaight Family Foundation
Type Books
Universal Music Canada
Ellen Webster

$1,000 to $4,999
John Barford
Jonathan Bloomberg
David Chilton
CIBC World Markets Inc.
Citco (Canada) Inc.
Kevan Cowan
D2L
The Peter and Eleanor Daniels Foundation
The Daniels brothers in honour of their mother Norine Rose
Jan De Silva
Belise Deffett
Ian Delaney
Kevin Doyle
Julie Flynn Still & Ian Still
Andrew Fortier
Clifford & Doris Goldfarb
Kirsten Hanson & Sandy Houston
Jocelyn G. Hidi
John A. Honderich
Koffler Family Foundation
Stacey Krembil
Pamela Laycock
Anne Maggisano
Nizar Mahomed
Heather Mathis
The McCarten Family
Doug McCutcheon
Sonja Smits & Seaton McLean
Michael Medline
Florence Minz & Lionel Koffler
Mark Mulroney
Brenda Murai
Sarah Paterson
Mr. G. Scott Paterson
Richard and Colleen Peddie Foundation
Marlon and Davina Reid
Marnie Smith
The Sam Sorbara Charitable Foundation
Christina Sorbara
Eva Svec
Kim Tanenbaum
Torcom Construction Inc.
Toronto Foundation
Colette van den Thillart
Victoria Webster

Gifts in Kind

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following individuals and organizations who made gifts in kind to Toronto Public Library in 2017.

$25,000 – $99,999
Toronto Star

In Honour / In Memory

Donations of $1,000 or more made in 2016 in honour or in memory of these special individuals.

In memory of Sheila Fairley
In honour of Gillian & Paul G. Smith

Third Party Supporters

Thank you to the corporations and community groups that raised $1,000 or more in 2017 on behalf of Toronto Public Library Foundation.

City Legal Services
ECHOage
See Eyewear
David Yurman

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society honours individuals who have included the Foundation in their estate plans, ensuring that Toronto Public Library has the resources to provide quality programs and services for future generations.

Mary Agoston
Niya Bajaj
Carole Bell
Alan Brown
Margaret Bryce
Sylvia Chan
Vera & John Chau
John H. C. Clarry
Morley Coviensky
Nan Cowie-Ball
Jessica Crawford
Pearl Dacks
Ann Davidson
Bud Dilling
Shelley L. Dolan
Emelita Ervin & Chloe Kotsonas
Carol Esbin
Liza Fernandes
Mrs. Gale
Susan Lea Gerhard
Margaret Gillespie
Marianne
Maxine & George Goldberg
Pat Graham
John & Judith Grant
Karen Gregory
Nancy Harbour & Rory J. MacDonald
Barbara Heggie
Gordon Hinch in memory of Pauline Hinch
Larry Hughsam
Joseph Kaposi
Ann E. Keller
Janet Kim
Carol D. Kirsh
Judy Kirsh & Robin Riddihough
Mark Krakowski
Martha Krol
Sylvia Lassam
Dale Layton
Francelise Le Blanc
Pat Loy
Teza Layos Lwin
Sally MacRae
Nancy Mason
Janet and Bruce McKelvey
Sylvia M. McPhee
Meredith Meads
Marsha Melnik
Stephanie Meredith
Sylvia Murray
Paul & Chastity Nazareth
Lynda Newmarch
Karyn E. O’Neill
Rita O’Neill
Raymond Peak
Charles Pilger
Margaret Pilley
Tim & Carol Pinnington
Alexander Puskas
Mary Puskas
Neil Rankin
Heather Rumball
Margaret Sinopoli
Susan Spier
Dagmar & Vaclav Taborsky
Robert L. Tracy
Virginia Van Vliet
Manda Vranic
Enid Walker
John Wallace
Glen Warner
Daniel Weinzweig
Maryann Weston
Terrance Wilds
Deana Wong
Alicia Zavitz
Susan Zelikovitz
Anonymous (15)

Endowments

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the donors who have established endowments whose proceeds will support Toronto Public Library in perpetuity.

Donor
The Marguerite G. Bagshaw Memorial Endowment Fund
The June Callwood Endowment Fund
The Rita Cox Endowment Fund
The Jane Dobell Endowment Fund in memory of Sybille Pantazzi
The Michael and Chloe Kotsonas Endowment Fund
Catherine Fine Fund
Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections
Norman Blaine Gash Memorial Endowment Fund
D.J. Hayes Fund
The Pauline Hinch Endowment Fund
The Norman G. Hinton Endowment Fund
M.A. Isaac Fund
The Usha Kanakaratnam Endowment Fund
Ann E. Keller Endowment Fund
The Rose and Milton Kirsh Endowment Fund
Senator John M. Lewis Memorial Endowment Fund
The Gwen and Peter Liu Endowment Fund
Harry Keillor & Muriel McKay Endowment Fund
Norman Jennings McLean Fund
The Muller Scholastic Endowment Fund for Canadian Children’s Literature
The Rob Mummery Endowment Fund
Charles Graham Sanderson Memorial Endowment Fund
Charles R. Sanderson Memorial Endowment Fund
Sophie’s Studio
The Grayce Margaret Griffith Endowment Fund
H.E. Stubbs Fund
Stanley Tobin Fund
Margaret and Wentworth Walker Endowment Fund
The Helen Weinzweig Endowment Fund

TPLF Staff

2018 Contact the Foundation Listing

Toronto Public Library Foundation
789 Yonge Street
Toronto Ontario M4W 2G8
Tel: 416-393-7123
foundation@torontopubliclibrary.ca
www.tplfoundation.ca

Staff directory

Sandra Aldcroft
Manager, Stewardship
saldcroft@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7076

Ashley Boucher
Manager, Leadership Gifts
aboucher@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7073

Danielle Felip
Executive Assistant
dfelip@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7089

Liza Fernandes
Director, Legacy Gifts
lfernandes@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-397-5924

Tracy Finkelstein
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
tfinkelstein@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7230

Angela Grabham
Associate Director, Major Gifts
agrabham@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7067

Jennifer Jones
President
jjones@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7134

Ranjan Khatri
Donor Database Manager
rkhatri@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7047

Dalla Kone
Financial Analyst
dkone@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7110

Rachel MacLeod
Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Special Events
rmacleod@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-397-5977

Kirsten Melville-Gray
Specialist, Events
kmelville-gray@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7237

Diane Wilputte
Donor Relations and Database Assistant
dwilputte@torontopubliclibrary.ca
416-393-7123

Board, Governors' Council and Committees

Toronto Public Library Board

Chair
Gillian Smith
Completed her term in June 2017

Interim Chair
Pamela Laycock
Interim Chair for the duration of 2017

Rajan Bansi
Vickery Bowles
Helen Burstyn
Mary Fragedakis
Sarah Fulford
Sharilyn Hale
Kirsten Hanson
Andrea Horton
Anne Maggisano
Kerry Mitchell
Darcy Morris
Marlon Reid
Susannah K. Robinson
Irwin H. Rotenberg
Lawrence B. Smith
Jennifer Wardrop

Governance Committee
Rajan Bansi
Helen Burstyn
Pamela Laycock
Darcy Morris
Gillian Smith

Finance & Audit Committee

Treasurer
Irwin H. Rotenberg

Treasurer (Starting June 2017)
Anne Maggisano

Larry Hughsam
Darcy Morris
Marlon Reid
Lawrence B. Smith

Biblio Bash Committee

Chair
Victoria Webster

Amanda Alvaro
Annie Bezbatchenko
Emily Burnett
Helen Burstyn
Amy Burstyn-Fritz
Devin Connell
Kate A. Daniels
Susan Donlan
Sarah Fulford
Jane Halverson
Peter Hayes
Victoria Jackman
Shanitha Kachan
Marissa Kassam
Ainsley Kerr
Ann Layton
Claire McIntyre
Lexi Miles
Bernadette Morra
Vanessa Mulroney
Laura Rapp
Catriona Smart
Kim Tanenbaum
Colette van den Thillart
Samara Walbohm
Ellen Webster

New Collection Committee

Co-Chairs
David Sax
Coralie D’Souza

Lawrence Alvarez
Tessa Bain
Patryce Bowling
Mat Calverley
Del Cowie
Adrian de Valois-Franklin
Zoe Di Novi
Coralie D’Souza
Danielle Eve
Allison Freeman
Lauren Posloski
Hadiya Roderique
David Sax
Carolyn Slon
Jessica Stern
Shawn Topp

Hush Hush Committee

Co-Chairs
Sydney & Matt Irwin

Tessa Bain
Katie Cheesbrough
Gordon Cheesbrough
Kevin Cowie
Shannon D’Arcy
David Delaney
Shannon Fox
Tom Hutchison
Daniel Maheux
Tara Miller
Samantha Molyneux
Patrick Molyneux
Royal Nasager
Stuart Pattillo
John Pryde
Katie Pryde
Lauren Rafferty
Gord Rafferty
Seema Shah
George Sillcock
Belle Sillcock
Katherine Upton
Adriana Wilk