Fundraising & Tribute Committees

The Evening for the Arts is supported by an amazing group of individuals dedicated to the vision of a Creative City.



Richard Paquet, Product Design and Development Consultant of Richard Paquet Inc

Mike Yorke, President, Local 27 at Carpenters Union



Dany H. Assaf, Partner at Torys LLP

Andrew Brethour, Chairman and CEO of PMA Brethour Realty Group

Mark A. Cote, Head of Development, Canada at Oxford Properties Group

Phil Gillies, Senior Public Affairs Specialist and Municipal Practice Lead at Enterprise Canada, former MPP and cabinet minister

Kim Graham, Principal at Kim Graham & Associates

Aleem Kanji, Vice President of Government Relations, Sutherland Corporation

Ralph Lean, QC, Counsel at Gowling WLG

Mark Maloney, Partner at Urban Consulting

Paul Pellegrini President and Founder of Sussex Strategy Group

Bob Richardson, Senior Counsel at NATIONAL Public Relations

Alfredo Romano, President of Castlepoint Numa and owner of Pinewood Toronto Studios

Kim Wright, Vice President, Public Affairs at H + K Strategies

Paul Zed, Counsel and Strategic Advisor at McCarthy T├ętrault



Margaret Atwood, C.C., O.Ont., FRSC, FRSL

W. Geoffrey Beattie

John M. Beck

Bonnie Brooks, C.M.

Martha Burns

Deane Cameron, C.M.

George A. Cohon, O.C., O.Ont.

Michael J. Cooper

The Honourable Linda Frum

HCol Blake C. Goldring, M.S.M.

HCol Anthony R. Graham

Paul Gross, O.C.

Steve Gupta

Norman Jewison, C.C., O.Ont.

Donald K. Johnson, O.C.

Ann Kaplan Mulholland

Bahadur Madhani, C.M.

The Honourable Margaret McCain, C.C., O.N.B.

John D. McKellar C.M., Q.C. 

Deepa Mehta, O.C., O.Ont.

Sevaun Palvetzian

The Honourable David R. Peterson, P.C., Q.C., O.Ont.

Andrew Pringle, C.M.

Edward S. Rogers III

Kenneth M. Tanenbaum