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2018 ANNUAL REPORT

2018
Annual Report

Toronto Public Library Foundation

TPLF Expands with New Board Chair

Sarah Fulford, a long-standing Foundation Board member and editor-in-chief of Toronto Life, was recently appointed Chair of the Foundation’s board in addition to three new directors. TPLF is proud to also welcome Sharilyn Hale, Susannah K. Robinson, ICD.D and Jennifer Wardrop to the Board.

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.

Did You Know?

Toronto Public Library is the busiest library system in the world. Learn about the amazing accomplishments of your library. 2018 TPL Statistics below.

We are grateful to TD Bank Group for generously supporting Toronto Public Library programs, service, collection and community spaces since 1996.

TD Summer Reading

The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way for kids of all ages to read all summer long. More than 300,000 kids explore the fun of reading, anywhere, anytime over the summer thanks to TD’s incredible support. Children who don’t read over the summer risk losing up to three months of hard earned reading progress. Even short bursts of reading can increase a child’s confidence, preparing them to go back to school.

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Our Fragile Planet

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation enables TPL to deliver Our Fragile Planet programs that bring together authors, scientists, experts and advocates of the environment to raise awareness about the planet and ways to protect it.  TPL introduced its first Environmentalist in Residence (EnvIR) in 2018 to support the series.

Our Fragile Planet inspires people of all ages to learn more about the environment through informative lectures, hands-on workshops and engaging community events.

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TD Gallery

Through expertly curated exhibits, engaging tours and programming, this vital space at the Toronto Reference Library provides free access to arts and culture and connects Torontonians of all ages to collective, cultural storytelling.

Stories are told and history is explored through rare and unique items and artifacts curated from over four million pieces collected by the Library.

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TD Heritage Programming

Torontonians have free, easy access to educational, social and cultural resources, programs and experiences in welcoming and supportive spaces across the city. Patrons can embrace diversity and experience increased opportunities that help strengthen their connections to each other and to their communities.

What a year!

New donors, new programs, new staff, milestones and more; 2018 was a year of many accomplishments at TPLF.

Hear from Library People

“The public library system in Toronto gave me access to a possible life that had music, that had books, that had politics, that had newspapers, that had history…that had everything I needed.” – George Stroumboulopoulos

Whether you are a Library user, or not, if you stand by the core values of Toronto Public Library, and you understand the importance of public libraries and how they enrich the lives of Torontonians… then you are Library People. You believe in equity, diversity, intellectual freedom, innovation, inclusion, integrity, accountability and quality service for everyone in Toronto.

 

An Evening with Emilio Estevez

The Foundation was honoured to host an exclusive conversation and film screening of “the public” – a poignant film written and directed by and co-starring Emilio Estevez. Radio and television producer and personality George Stroumboulopoulos, moderated an evening with Emilio, joined by Ryan Dowd, author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, and founder of the Homeless Training Institute. More than 450 donors attended the premiere in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library.

WATCH INTERVIEW

Reopened North York Central Library

After an extensive renovation lasting for more than a year,  North York Central Library, the busiest branch in the TPL system, recently re-opened, unveiling a fresh new look and several new, impressive spaces. NYCL is now home to a transportation-themed KidsStop Early Literacy Centre as well as TPL’s first-ever Creation Loft featuring a Digital Innovation Hub, Fabrication Studio and eLearning Media Labs.

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Know Your Vote

Launched by TPL in 2018, this interactive, donor-funded website offered Torontonians a new way to improve access to information regarding Toronto’s municipal election. With information on wards, their candidates and big city issues, it was a valued resource for thousands to gain access to vital information and make an informed decision.

Loving Your Library in Style

If you believe in supporting our city, helping those who are most vulnerable and empowering Torontonians to thrive, you are Library People.

Show your library love by owning our limited edition I’m Library People merchandise in support of Toronto Public Library. Available online. Partial proceeds from every items sold benefits TPL.

SHOP & SUPPORT THE LIBRARY

Making a Significant Difference in Your Community

Supporting personal development, equitable access and learning in youth.

JANSON FAMILY

Helping a Community Thrive in a Digital Age

TPL New Malvern Hub thanks to Estate of Frank Peers

TPL’s Davenport Branch services a thriving neighbourhood of families, seniors as well as a vibrant arts community. It’s also the home branch of the Janson Family who recently gave a generous and much-needed gift to improve some of Davenport’s spaces, including revitalizing the kids zone, and enabling more accessible services to support their community.

DIGITAL UNDERSTANDING

Helping a Community Thrive in a Digital Age

TPL New Malvern Hub thanks to Estate of Frank Peers

Maurice DeGennaro’s family immigrated to Canada many decades ago. He decided to give back years later to a service he used all his life and support his local branch – Deer Park. His donation is helping patrons increase their digital understanding through the addition of a Custom Tech Kit that incorporates laptops, iPads and robotics with dynamic programming aimed at developing interests and confidence with new technology.

New Partnerships and Initiatives

New donors, new programs, new staff, milestones and more; 2018 was a year of many accomplishments at TPLF.

Shopify and TPL: Enriching the Lives of Small Business Owners

Award-winning, Canadian-based multi-channel commerce platform, Shopify, gave a generous donation to enable Library branches to provide Torontonians with free access to a wide range of small business experts, workshops and services that help people build successful small businesses. As TPL’s newest Small Business Partner, Shopify is ensuring entrepreneurs, newcomers and those living in vulnerable communities can come together at TPL and share their work experiences, gain insights and knowledge as well as connect with a thriving small business community.

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The Brookfield Institute: Digital Literacy

TPL delivered the Digitally Lit program, a digital literacy + coding pilot in partnership with Ryerson University, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) and public libraries in five cities across Ontario. Teens like Willayne (right) learn in libraries about HTML coding and digital literacy, ultimately using these technological tools to solve problems, build their networks and critically understand how to engage with digital content.

Google IT Certificate

Education and technology are keys to opportunity, equity and access. Over the next two years, Google.org is providing both financial and instructional support to help skill seekers across Canada prepare for entry-level roles in IT support. Scholarships for the Google IT Support Professional Certificate, developed by Google and hosted on Coursera, will be available from coast to coast. Toronto Public Library is one of four libraries to receive funding to help learners move through the program with ease and receive in-person support during their training.

TPL’s Collections and Programming

THE JACK RABINOVITCH READING ROOM

Showcasing Canadian Literature

Rabinovich Room

In 2018, the Toronto Public Library Foundation completed a successful capital campaign, raising over $1 million in support of the creation of the new Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room. Dedicated in memory to the late Jack Rabinovitch, creator of the Giller Prize, and together with his daughters and generous donors and friends, the space will be a fitting tribute to Jack’s legacy by providing a permanent home for his book collection and treasured memorabilia – enabling his passion for literature to live on. Located on the 4th floor at the Toronto Reference Library, this beautiful and inspiring room will be a spot where aspiring writers can work, read, collaborate and create. A vibrant place where everyone is welcome.

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BIRD FAMILY FOUNDATION ESTATE GIFT

Enhancing Children’s Programs and Services

Rabinovich Room

Transformative funding received from the Estate of Barbara Kathleen Bird will support children’s programs and services at library branches across the city. TPL will enhance kids programming by augmenting robotics equipment for children and families seeking opportunities for continued learning about coding and robots as well as support workshops providing information and expertise on subjects of interest to parents and families.

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The Power of Community

Biblio Bash gala, presented by TD Bank Group, brought together 470 guests and 43 of Canada’s top authors

The 2nd annual fundraising gala raised over $700,000 for youth empowerment programs at Toronto Public Library, like free access to after-school homework help, digital and financial literacy learning, and programs that help develop social, creative, life and leadership skills.

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Hush Hush Annual #PartyInTheStacks: Held its Most Successful Event Ever Raising $77,000!

What a Night! 450 guests went on a journey from Dewey Decimal to Digital in the stacks at the Bloor/Gladstone library and experienced first-hand the many unique digital services TPL offers. Digital literacy and inclusion are a priority in our city and funds raised at Hush Hush help offer Torontonians access to current and emerging technology, training and expertise at the Library, for free.

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Private Event with Best-Selling Author Peter Wohlleben

The Foundation welcomed Literary Circle patrons to a VIP evening with passionate forester and international author Peter Wohlleben. Bob Ramsay, esteemed member of TPLF’s Governors’ Council, interviewed Peter about his books The Inner Life of Animals and The Hidden Life of Trees, which was followed by a private book signing and Peter’s public talk in the Appel Salon. Literary Circle members support TPL while gaining access to exclusive events, author receptions, and behind-the-scenes tours.

JOIN LITERARY CIRCLE

Heritage Society: Alice Opens the Door Event

An exclusive preview of the new exhibit, Alice Opens the Door, welcomed Heritage Society donors and showcased a small selection of the Library’s wonderful Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books.

Heritage Society understand the vital role Toronto Public Library plays in our city. Their ongoing and future support makes an impact at the Library to help break down barriers, expand access, provide more opportunities, create connections and transform service for the next generation of Torontonians.

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Special Moments for Dedicated Donors

AWARD WINNING PROGRAMMING

Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library

Friends of TPL

We are extremely proud that the Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library at TPL’s Parkdale Branch received top honours for their outstanding support in helping to break down financial barriers and make music more accessible to everyone in our city!

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TORONTO HERITAGE AWARD

Congratulations to the Chinese Canadian Archive

Chinese Canadian Award

Located at the Toronto Reference Library, TPL’s Chinese Canadian Archive received the prestigious Toronto Heritage Award in 2018, recognizing excellence in heritage. The Archive captures the rich history of Chinese Canadians in Toronto from the 1800’s to the present through individual and organizational records, photos, documents, diaries, memoirs, recordings, and videos. Documenting the daily life of Chinese Canadians in Toronto – their community spirit, celebrations, struggles and contributions to the society.

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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.

2018 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Financial Highlights

TPLF 2018 Annual Report Financials

Statement of Financial Position

As at December 31, 2018, excerpted from audited Financial Statements

Assets

Financials and liabilities

Statement of Financial Operations and Changes in Fund Balance

Year ended December 31, 2018, 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 2018.

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
Friends of the Toronto Public Library, North & South Chapters
Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation
Estate of Norman G. Hinton
Estate of Sophia Lucyk
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
Sun Life
TD Bank Group
Toronto Star

Annette Society ($250,000 to $999,999)
In memory of Avie Bennett
Barbara Kathleen Bird Trust
Richard & Joan Boxer
Estate of Mary Wanda Brown
Estate of Catherine Fine
Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections
HarperCollins Canada & Harlequin
Anne Alycin Hayes & Elliott Hayes in memory of John Sullivan Hayes & Jo Ann Elliott Hayes
Estate of Leida Jurman
Janet & Bruce McKelvey
Metcalf Foundation
F.C. Larry Muller & Scholastic Canada
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
George & Martha Butterfield
The Elizabeth & Tony Comper Foundation
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
Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Charitable Foundation
Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granosky Gluskin
Sheldon & Judy Godfrey
Goodmans LLP
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
Hal Jackman Foundation
District 7 Kiwanis Clubs – Casa Loma, Humber Valley, Islington, Kingsway, Lakeshore, Sunnylea
Estate of John Korhonen
Maryann Kovalski
KPMG
Krembil Foundation
Peter Lemiski
Bill Linton & Marilynne Day-Linton
Peter Liu in honour of Gwen Liu
Martha Mann Southgate
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 Canada
Paul Silverstein
Arthur Slade
Allan Slaight
The Sam Sorbara Charitable Foundation
Gregory & Kate Sorbara
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 Audrey Vadgama
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.
Salah Bachir & Jacob Yerex
Anne Bailey
Mary Baldwin in honour of John Robert Baldwin
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
William Barker
Barrick Gold Corporation
Rita & Gary Bates
Karen Beckermann
Bicklette Limited
The Birks Family Foundation
BMO Capital Markets
BMO Financial Group
Estate of Joan Bodger
Estate of Baxter Graham Bonnell
Sheila Bourke
Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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
Maurice De Gennaro
Delaney Capital Management Ltd.
The Donner Canadian Foundation
Brian Doyle
Sarah Ellis
Ewing Morris Investment Partners Ltd.
George A. Fierheller C.M.
Estate of Jack Morris Freiman
Friesens Corporation
Friends of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection
The Murray Frum Foundation
Gale – Part of Cengage Learning
Celia Godkin
Clifford & Doris Goldfarb
Rick Goldsmith
The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
Linda Granfield
George Grant
John & Judith Grant
Barbara Green
Barbara Greenwood
The Scott Griffin Foundation
Joanna Hagar
Rob Hall, Janet McGee & Family
Sarah Diane Hall
Bob Hambley
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
Robert & Charlie Janson
Michael & Sonja Koerner
Kumon Canada Inc.
Labatt Breweries of Canada
Clara Lahmer
Frank & Juanita Lechowick
Ann Leese & Irwin Rotenberg
Library Bound Inc.
Estate of Jeannine Locke Reilly
Diane Loeb
Longview Asset Management Ltd.
The Samuel Lunenfeld Charitable Foundation
MAC Cosmetics
Mackenzie Financial
J. Malkin & E. Jacobson
Mantella Corporation
Marwah Foundation
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
Audrey & David Mirvish
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
Richard and Colleen Peddie Foundation
Holly Phillips
Pitblado Family Foundation
Eric Platt
The Printing House Ltd.
Procter & Gamble Inc.
William Prusin
Quad/Graphics
RBC Capital Markets
Noni Rabinovitch, Daphna Rabinovitch, Elana Rabinovitch
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
Estate of Christina Senkiw
David & Emily Sheldon
Shopify
Shamez Virani
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
Don Tapscott, C.M. and Ana P. Lopes, C.M.
Estate of Weldon John Thoburn in memory of E. Ann Thoburn
Estate of Patricia Thorsley
Estate of Pearl Tomey
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Maria Trzeciakiewicz
VISA Canada
WCPD Foundation
Web of Hope Fund at the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
Sam & Ellen Webster
Daniel Weinzweig
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
John C. Williams
Nelson, Victor, Marilyn, Franklin Wong and the Wong Extended Family in honour of their parents William C. Wong and Elizabeth Szetu
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 from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.

Founders ($100,000+)
Barbara Kathleen Bird Trust
Friends of the Toronto Public Library, North & South Chapters
Google Canada
Sun Life
TD Bank Group

Patrons ($25,000 to $99,999)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
J. P. Bickell Foundation
Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Labatt Breweries of Canada
Mantella Corporation
Marwah Foundation
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
Penguin Random House Canada
Norman and Marian Robertson Charitable Foundation
Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Charitable Foundation
Shopify
Toronto Pearson International Airport
VISA Canada
Toronto Star

Benefactors ($10,000 to $24,999)
Accor
The Elizabeth & Tony Comper Foundation
Cisco Systems Canada
Colette van den Thillart Interior Design
Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
Ewing Morris Investment Partners Ltd.
Dr Graham Belovay Medicine Professional Corporation
Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granosky Gluskin
Goodmans LLP
HarperCollins Canada Limited / Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Harmonic Fund Services Canada
The Haynes-Connell Foundation
Jackman Family
Hal Jackman Foundation
Longview Asset Management Ltd.
Maison Birks
Metcalf Foundation
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Moez & Marissa Kassam Foundation
Pacioli Trust
Pomp & Circumstance
RBC Foundation
Rogers Communications Inc.
The Slaight Family Foundation
Stikeman Elliott
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
The Edward and Suzanne Rogers Foundation
Whitehots Inc.
Anonymous

Leaders ($5,000 to $9,999)
CVS Midwest Tape LLC
Dream Foundation
The Josephine Henderson Foundation
The Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
Pitblado Family Foundation
R. Howard Webster Foundation
Rayjo Charitable Trust
Richard and Colleen Peddie Foundation at Toronto Foundation
Simon & Schuster Canada
Web of Hope Fund at the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
Anonymous

Partners ($1,000 to $4,999)
Apple Inc.
Bird Mechanical Ltd.
BMO Capital Markets
BOOK CITY
Boyd-Myles Charitable Fund
Carr McLean Limited
The Charles and Rita Field-Marsham Foundation
Cineplex
Citco (Canada) Inc.
City Legal Services
DBS Security Solutions Ltd.
Wood Hart Fund at Toronto Foundation
Duff & Phelps Charitable Foundation
Equity Financial Holdings Inc.
First Capital Asset Management LP
Friends of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy
Gift Pact Foundation
Greenwin Inc.
Horn Family Fund
K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation
Hydro One Inc. Employee Giving Program
Intelligo Networks
The MacKay Group Wealth Management
Mary Usher-Jones Foundation
McLean Smits Family Foundation
Nancy K and William J Logan and The Logan Family Foundation
Nordicity
Richard and Colleen Peddie Foundation
Perkins+Will
PricewaterhouseCoopersLLP
Carol and Morton Rapp Foundation
Sax Family Foundation
Steelcore Construction Ltd.
Kriss Family Fund at Toronto Foundation
The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation
Wilkinson Family Fund at Toronto Foundation

Individual Donors

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges and celebrates the exceptional generosity of the following donors for gifts received from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.

Reserve List Circle ($25,000 to $99,999)
Richard & Joan Boxer
The Daniels brothers in honour of their mother Norine Rose
Sarah Diane Hall
Estate of Sophia Lucyk
Audrey & David Mirvish
Noni Rabinovitch, Daphna Rabinovitch, Elana Rabinovitch
Estate of Christina Senkiw
Gregory & Kate Sorbara
Shamez Virani
Anonymous

Conservator’s Circle ($10,000 to $24,999)
Tamara Bahry
Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex
Rita & Gary Bates
Karen Beckermann
Melissa Bender
George & Martha Butterfield
George A. Fierheller C.M.
Lela Garyfalow
Linda Granfield
Bob Hambley
Robert & Charlie Janson
Pamela Johnston
Ann Leese & Irwin Rotenberg
Diane Loeb
Estate of Kenneth MacKenzie
Jane Reucassel
The Estate of Mitra Indira Singh
Allan Slaight
James & Karen Griffith Sowell in memory of Grayce Margaret Griffith
Estate of Audrey Vadgama
Alexandra Webster
Judith R. Wilder
Jan Wong
Nelson, Victor, Marilyn, Franklin Wong and the Wong Extended Family in honour of their parents William C. Wong and Elizabeth Szetu
Anonymous

Collector’s Circle ($5,000 to $9,999)
Margaret Atwood
Charles & Marilyn Baillie
Salvatore Brancaccio
Alan & Judy Broadbent
Frank Chau
David Chilton
Bruce Croxon
Geeske Cruickshank
Susan Lea Gerhard
Georgia & Stephen Gerring
Rob & Sandra Knowles
Conrad Mantella
Janet & Bruce McKelvey
Judith Megow-Rose
Joe Mimran
Bernadette Morra
Estate of Dianne Christina Price
Marlon & Davina Reid
Bill Restivo in memory of Diana Restivo
Joan P. Ridout
Lawrence Smith
Jay Smith
Sydney Smith
Ryerson & Michele Symons
Jennifer Wardrop & Robert Casper
Ellen Webster
Cynthia Wine & Philip Slayton
Anonymous

Avid Reader’s Circle ($2,500 to $4,999)
The Doris Anderson Fund
Yveline Audemars & Humberto Rivero
Michael Baker
Rajan Bansi
Linwood Barclay
Paul Bennett & Catherine Olsen
Bernard Burkom
Paul Carney & Mary Frances Ellison
Michaela Charette
Barbara Church
Jane Dobell
J. Frans & Gini Donker
Esi Edugyan & Steven Price
Hugh Furneaux
Mary Gibbons
Clifford & Doris Goldfarb
Rick Goldsmith
Jason Gould
Sharilyn Hale
Carol D. Kirsh
Andrew Lee
Alistair Leyland
Estate of Marjorie Manners
Coral & Bill Martin
Edwina Melville-Gray
Justin Mohareb
Greta Podleski
John & Katherine Pryde
Christopher Richter
Denise Schon & Carl Davis
Don Tapscott, C.M. & Ana P. Lopes, C.M.
MG Vassanji & Nurjehan Aziz
Patricia Wood
Anonymous (4)

Reader’s Circle ($1,000 to $2,499)
Tate Abols
Laura Adams
Ken Allen
Ayman Alvi
Sharon Anisman
Amanda Ashford
Jennifer Babe
Anne Bailey
David Baldwin
Walter M. & Lisa Balfour Bowen
Joe Berridge
Joe & Cathy Bolla
Kim Bozak
Marta Braun
Elizabeth Brown
James Burn
Howard & Susan Bury
Savannah Cardew
E. Carruthers
Wendy M. Cecil
Irene Chalmers
Arlene Chan
Brenda Clark
Judi & Marshall Cohen
Shawn Cooper
Rita Cox
Margaret Cyrzan
Elly Daniels
Honor & Michael de Pencier
Kiki Delaney
Justine Deluce
Arlene Dickinson
Denise Donlon & Murray McLauchlan
Joyce Douglas
Allan Dunford
Andrea Dunn
Joan M. Eakin
Luke Earl & Marian Hoffmann
Gunes Ege
Emelita Ervin & Chloe Kotsonas
John Ewing
Catherine Fauquier
Howard Feitelberg
Christopher Fernandes
Liza Fernandes
Michael Filosa
Brian & Pat Flood
Michael Flux
Julie Flynn Still & Ian Still
Judy Fong Bates
Andrew Fortier
Samantha Fox
Lawrence Freedman & Joy Rosen
Ryan & Danyao Fung
Elizabeth Glass
David Gotlib
Carol A. Graham
Sue Graham-Nutter
John & Judith Grant
Chester & Camilla Gryski
Rob Guenette
Stella Guenther
Susan Gouinlock
Pam Hallisey
Lucille Hammond
Peter Hayes
Linda Hazzan
Michael Henderson
Jocelyn G. Hidi
Gordon Hinch in memory of Pauline Hinch
John A. Honderich
Marlene Hore
Susan E Houston
Ron Huddleston
Larry Hughsam
Douglas Wing Dock Hum
Rob & Esme Hurst
Donald K. Johnson
Miriam Kagan
The Kanakaratnam Family in memory of Usha Kanakaratnam
Arlen Keen
Ann E. Keller
Dan Keon
Donald Kerr
Carol D. Kirsh
Judy Kirsh & Robin Riddihough
Clara Lahmer
Helene Lavine
Pamela Laycock
Ann Layton
Murray Lightman
In loving memory of Daisy
Daniel Ludwin
Rory MacDonald & Nancy Harbour
Laurie MacLachlan
Anne Maggisano
John Maitland
J. Malkin & E. Jacobson
Malik Martin
S. Martin
Heather Mathis
Mary McDougall Maude
Murray McCabe
Bryan McKenzie
Donald McKenzie
Malcolm McLeod
Susan McNeill
Michele Melady
Leslie Milrod
Glen Miranker
Kerry Mitchell
Alec Morley
Darcy Morris & Devin Connell
Pam Mountain
Heather Munroe-Blum & Leonard Blum
Josefina Nadurata
Kim Newport
Andre Nowakowski & Katherine Gurney
Sean O’Neill
Jean Orpwood in memory of Margaret Canning
Charles K. Overland
G. Scott & Sarah Paterson
Lynn Patterson
Sally Peterson
Michina Pope
Anna & Julian Porter
Jonas Prince
Bob Ramsay & Jean Marmoreo
Justina Ray
Megan Reuter
Christine Rezvanian
Senator David Adams Richards
Susannah Robinson
Ellen Roseman
Heather Rumball & Ashley Stevenson
Pam Ryan
Mary Ann San Juan
Kausalya Sankaran
David Sax & Lauren Malach
Stacie Scherer
Kamlesh Shah
Jason Shayer
Ann Shortell
Rosalind Shuster
Sandra Skotnicki
Joey Slinger
Gillian & Paul G. Smith
Cathy Spoel
Marcella & Michael Bungay Stanier
Maya Stanisic
Craig Stovel
Ellie Tesher & Vian Ewart
Suzanne Tobin
Trevor Turnbull & Jennifer Day
“Bill Vrantsidis

Victoria Webster
Daniel Weinzweig
Mark Wellings
William Westfall
Michael White
Brenda & Scott White
Catherine Whiteside
Margaret Whitfield & Gordon Crowe
Adriana Wilk
Brian E. Williams
Joan Williams
John C. Williams
Alfred Wirth
Irene Ying
Catherine Yolles
Wayne J. Young
Lilian Yuan
R. Mirrun Zaveri
Anonymous (17)

Individual Donors - The Literary Circle

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges and celebrates the exceptional generosity of the following donors for gifts received from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.

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)

The Jack Rabinovich Reading Room

The Foundation recognizes the following donors for their generous support in the creation of the new Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room to be located on the 4th floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

Visionary Donors
George & Martha Butterfield
The Elizabeth & Tony Comper Foundation
Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granosky Gluskin
Hal Jackman Foundation
Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan
Allan Slaight
Gregory & Kate Sorbara

Transforming Donor
Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex

Leadership Donors
HarperCollins Canada Limited / Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Marwah Foundation
Audrey & David Mirvish
Noni Rabinovitch, Daphna Rabinovitch, Elana Rabinovitch
Rakuten Kobo and Rakuten OverDrive
Don Tapscott, C.M. and Ana P. Lopes, C.M.

Generous Donors
Douglas Knight & Shelley Ambrose
Penguin Random House Canada

With assistance from
Margaret Atwood
Barry Avrich
Michael Baker
BOOK CITY
Marta Braun
Cineplex
J. Frans & Gini Donker
Denise Donlon & Murray McLauchlan
Esi Edugyan and Steven Price
Brian & Pat Flood
The Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
Heather Munroe-Blum and Leonard Blum
Senator David Adams Richards
Ann Shortell
Simon & Schuster Canada
Joey Slinger
Ellie Tesher & Vian Ewart
MG Vassanji & Nurjehan Aziz
Cynthia Wine & Philip Slayton
Phyllis Yaffe
Moses Znaimer
Anonymous

Special Events

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the sponsors of the 2018 Biblio Bash and 2018 Hush Hush fundraising events.

$25,000 – $99,999
John Pryde
Marlon & Davina Reid
Simon & Schuster Canada

$10,000 – $24,999
Tamara Bahry
Rita & Gary Bates
Bell Canada
Birks
Richard & Joan Boxer
Bump
Cisco Systems Canada
Colette van den Thillart Interior Design
Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd.
Ewing Morris Investment Partners Ltd.
Jackman Family
Harmonic
HarperCollins Canada Limited / Harlequin Enterprises Limited
The Haynes-Connell Foundation
KPMG
Longview Asset Management
Metcalf Foundation
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Moez & Marissa Kassam Foundation
Penguin Random House Canada
Pomp & Circumstance
RBC Foundation
Jane Reucassel
Rogers Communications Inc.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Edward and Suzanne Rogers Foundation
A. Webster & R. Cruickshank
Gabe Gonda & Victoria Webster
Sam & Ellen Webster
Whitehots Inc.
Anonymous

$5,000 – $9,999
CIBC World Markets Inc.
CVS
David Chilton
Bruce Croxon
Dream Foundation
Joe Mimran
Jimmy Molloy & Bernadette Morra
R. Howard Webster Foundation
RBC I&TS
The Slaight Family Foundaiton
Jay Smith
Ryerson & Michele Symons
Type Books
Anonymous

$2,500 – $4,999
Linwood Barclay
Michaela Charette
Citco (Canada) Inc.
Friends of the Toronto Public Library, South Chapter
Jason Gould
Andrew Lee
Alistair Leyland
The MacKay Group Wealth Management
Greta Podleski
PricewaterhouseCoopersLLP
John Pryde
Marlon & Davina Reid
Simon & Schuster Canada

$1,000 – $2,499
Tate Abols
Sharon Anisman
Rajan Bansi
Kim Bozak
James Burn
Shawn Cooper
Elly Daniels
Kiki Delaney
Justine Deluce
Arlene Dickinson
Equity Financial Holdings Inc.
John Ewing
Howard Feitelberg
Michael Flux
Andrew Fortier
Samantha Fox
Clifford & Doris Goldfarb
Sue Graham-Nutter
Rob Guenette
Sharilyn Hale
Peter Hayes
John A. Honderich
Ron Huddleston
Ann Layton
Anne Maggisano
Malik Martin
Murray McCabe
Bryan McKenzie
Alec Morley
Darcy Morris & Devin Connell
Kim Newport
G. Scott & Sarah Paterson
Richard and Colleen Peddie Foundation
Jonas Prince
Bob Ramsay & Jean Marmoreo
Megan Reuter
Christine Rezvanian
Sandy Skotnicki
Cathy Spoel
Craig Stovel
The Charles and Rita Field-Marsham Foundation
Mark Wellings
Michael White
Adriana Wilk
Anonymous

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
Inez Caldwell
K Cameron
Sylvia Chan
Vera & John Chau
John H. C. Clarry
Morley Coviensky
Nan Cowie-Ball
Jessica Crawford
Pearl Dacks
Mr. & Mrs. A. A. Dalrymple
Ann Davidson
Bud Dilling
Shelley L. Dolan
Priscilla Drimmel
Emelita Ervin & Chloe Kotsonas
Carol Esbin
Liza Fernandes
Mrs. Gale
Susan Lea Gerhard
Margaret Gillespie
George Goldberg
Maxine & George Goldberg
Clifford & Doris Goldfarb
Pat Graham
John & Judith Grant
Karen Gregory
Shirley Gulliford
Nancy Harbour & Rory J. MacDonald
Barbara Heggie
Gordon Hinch in memory of Pauline Hinch
Mary Lue Hinds
Mary Huang
Larry Hughsam
Irene Jakowich
Joseph Kaposi
Ann E. Keller
Janet Kim
Carol D. Kirsh
Judy Kirsh
Mark Krakowski
Martha Krol
Sylvia Lassam
Dale Layton
Francelise Le Blanc
Pat Loy
Teza Layos Lwin
Sally MacRae
Nancy Mason
Dan McCaw
McKelvey Family
Sylvia M. McPhee
Meredith Meads
Christine Medycky
Marsha Melnik
Stephanie Meredith
Roz, Mida
Lynda Middleton
Sylvia Murray
Paul Nazareth
Patricia Newman
Lynda Newmarch
Karyn E. O’Neill
Rita O’Neill
Margaret Pilley
Tim & Carol Pinnington
Mary Puskas
Neil Rankin
David Rayside
Heather Rumball & Ashley Stevenson
Margaret Sinopoli
Susan Spier
Dagmar & Vaclav Taborsky
Robert L. Tracy
Laura Tyrell
Virginia Van Vliet
Manda Vranic
John Wallace
Glen Warner
Jean Weihs
Daniel Weinzweig
Maryann Weston
Marni Whitaker
Terrance Wilds
Deana Wong
Alicia Zavitz
Susan Zelikovitz
Anonymous (13)

Endowments

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the donors who have established endowments and 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
Jane Dobell Endowment Fund in memory of Sybille Pantazzi
Catherine Fine Fund
Osborne Royalties Fund
Osborne & Lillian H. Smith Fund
Norman Blaine Gash Memorial Endowment Fund
The Grayce Margaret Griffith 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
The Michael and Chloe Kotsonas 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
H.E. Stubbs Fund
Stanley Tobin Fund
Margaret and Wentworth Walker Endowment Fund
The Helen Weinzweig Endowment Fund

Staff Development Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the Pauline Hinch Memorial Award and the Peter J. Bassnett Award in support of staff development and librarianship.

Pauline Hinch Memorial Award for Staff Development
2018  – Rumman Ferdaus
2017  – Daniela Chwedoruk
2016 –  Eleni Pallotta*
2015 – Eunice Rodrigues
2014 – Radha Shilesh
2013 – Sarah Qazi
2012 – Kara Miley
2011 – Marie Belanger
2010 – Christina Paschakis

Peter J. Bassnett Award for Professional Development
2018 – Rabia Pirani
2017 – Alexandra Beamish
2016 – Cathleen “Maggie” Keenan
2015 – Hamid Printer
2015 – Mabel Ho
2014 – Susan Lai
2013 – Suzanne Fernando
2012 – Ramona Sansait
2011 – Brendon Foster-Algoo
2010 – Nalini Battu
2010 – Sarah Shujah

TPLF Staff

2018 Contact the Foundation Listing

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

Staff directory

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

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Sandra Aldcroft
Manager, Stewardship & Donor Communications
saldcroft@tpl.ca
416-393-7076

Erin Campeau
Coordinator, Individual Giving
ecampeau@tpl.ca
416-397-5999

Martha Darby
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
mdarby@tpl.ca
416-393-5964

Moira Dossetor, PhD
Vice President, Philanthropy
mdossetor@tpl.ca
416-393-7225

Emelita Ervin
Development Officer, Legacy Gifts
eervin@tpl.ca
416-393-6263

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

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

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

Christine Jones
Executive Assistant
cjones@tpl.ca
416-393-7089

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

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

Jenny Le
Manager, Individual Giving & Events
jle@tpl.ca
416-393-7073

Kirsten Melville-Gray
Manager, Events
kmelville-gray@tpl.ca
416-393-7237

Diane Wilputte
Donor Relations and Database Coordinator
dwilputte@tpl.ca
416-393-7123

Board, Governors' Council and Committees

Toronto Public Library Foundation Board

Chair
Sarah Fulford
Editor, Toronto Life

Vice-Chair
Sharilyn Hale
President, Watermark Philanthropic Counsel

Treasurer
Anne Maggisano
Vice President, Client Relations
Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.

Board Members

Rajan Bansi
Head, Investments & Portfolio Manager,
RBC InvestEase Inc.

Vickery Bowles (Ex-Officio – City Librarian)
City Librarian
Toronto Public Library

Helen Burnstyn
Corporate and Nonprofit Director

Mary Fragedakis (Ex-Officio – TPL Board)
Ward 29 Councillor, Toronto City Council

Shanitha Kachan
Trustee
Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Charitable Foundation

Moez Kassam
Principal
Anson Funds

Kirsten Hanson
Food & Lifestyle Editor, Simon & Schuster Canada

Linda Haynes
Co-founder of ACE Bakery and President
Haynes-

Andrea Horton
Managing Director & Global Head, Governance & Regulatory Solutions
RBC Investor & Treasury Services

Pam Laycock
Senior Vice President, Transformation & Strategy
Torstar Corporation

Jennifer Liu
Associate Partner
Financial Services Advisory

Darcy Morris
Co-Founder, Ewing Morris Investment Partners

Marlon Reid
Director, Business Effectiveness, Commercial Banking & Wealth Management
CIBC

Susannah K. Robinson, ICD.D
Vice President, Ontario
EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Lawrence Smith
Retired Vice President, CIBC Asset Management

Rita Theil
President, JacKryn Holdings Inc.

Jennifer Wardrop
Director and Chief Operational Officer
Toronto Centre for Advancing Reproductive Partners Ltd.

Victoria Webster

Victor Wong
Lawyer (retired) and Honorary Governor
Mon Sheong Foundation

Biblio Bash Committee

Chair
Victoria Webster

Vice-chair
Claire McIntyre

Vice-chair
Ellen Webster

Amanda Alvaro
Devin Connell
Kate Daniels
Sarah Fulford
Jane Halverson
Peter Hayes
Victoria Jackman
Shanitha Kachan
Marissa Kassam
Ainsley Kerr
Ann Layton
Bernadette Morra
Kim Tanenbaum
Colette Van Den Thillart
Samara Walbohm

Hush Hush Committee

Co-Chairs
Sydney & Matt Irwin

Kevin Cowie
Elaine El Zeghayer
Shannon Fox
Tom Hutchison
Alistair Leyland
Kristine Mackay
Patrick Molyneux
Samantha Molyneux
Stu Pattillo
Katie Pryde
John Pryde
Gordon Rafferty
Lauren Rafferty
Mary Ratcliffe
Fiona Shanahan
Kat Upton
Adriana Wilk
Brad Wykes