The WoodGreen Foundation

The WoodGreen Foundation is the charitable arm of WoodGreen Community Services.

 

We inspire philanthropic support that enables WoodGreen to fulfill its mission of enhancing self-sufficiency, promoting wellbeing and reducing poverty among the most vulnerable members of the community. Our donors and volunteers have an opportunity to become meaningfully engaged in this work and to see the life-changing impact of their contributions.

 

The Foundation accepts gifts restricted to a specific purpose, provided that WoodGreen Community Services can reasonably utilize the gift. We apply a fee of up to 10 percent to all restricted donations. This fee provides us with increased capacity to raise and allocate funds for priority needs and to cover administrative costs such as stewardship granting and reporting. In the unlikely event that it is impractical to continue to apply the gift to the designated purpose, the Foundation may redesignate the gift, in consultation with the donor, adhering as closely as possible to the original intent of the gift.

Our Vision

A Toronto where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Our Mission

WoodGreen Community Services enhances self-sufficiency, promotes and reduces poverty through innovative solutions to critical social needs.

WoodGreen Foundation’s Board of Directors

Bill MacKinnon

Chair

Former CEO KPMG, Canada

Anne Babcock

President & CEO

WoodGreen Community Services

Teresa Vasilopoulos

Executive Director

The WoodGreen Foundation

Jason Carvalho

President & CEO

Carvalho Capital

Brigette Chang

President

Raymond Chang Foundation

Laura Dalfino

Region Head Atlantic Canada

CIBC

Anil K. Kapoor

Barrister

Kapoor Barristers

Craig Ballard

Global Client Director

Microsoft Canada

Krystal Koo

Head, Sales & Marketing

Dream Unlimited

Marg Rappolt

Former Deputy Minister of Community and Social Services

Government of Ontario

Ryan McNally

SVP & Head of Wealth Advice Distribution

TD Bank Group

Jessica Polanski

Partner

Chromatic Developments

Diana Thomson

Chair

The Nikita Foundation

Beth Wilson

Former CEO

Dentons Canada LLP

Patrick Gladney

Principal

Collective Motion

Erica Baron

Partner - Litigation

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Gurbani Marwah

Director, Theatrical Releasing, Filmed Entertainment

Cineplex

Shraddha Kothari Walker

Managing Director

Centre Street Enterprises

Our Staff

Teresa Vasilopoulos

Executive Director

Michelle Kerr

Vice President of Development

Kathy Koch

Vice President of Development

Wendy Ryan

Director Donor Communications & Research

Julie Brown

Director, Major Gifts

Jordan Tan

Development Officer

Andrea Baptista

Development & Stewardship Manager

Dularie Ramsaroop

Database Manager

Newton Vanriel

Corporate Engagement Manager

The WoodGreen Foundation Young Leaders Council

The WoodGreen Foundation is all about Difference Makers and we are thrilled to have a newly established Young Leaders Council.
This philanthropic board sub-committee is made up of emerging leaders who are championing social change and building awareness of the critical role social service plays in Toronto – addressing homelessness, poverty and inequality.

Our Vision

Engage passionate young people in the social service sector, empowering them to effect lasting change.
The WoodGreen Foundation will offer leadership experience along with valuable mentorship opportunities and access to leaders in the social services sector who are leading the charge in social change.

Our Mission

  1. Empower future leaders
  2. Build awareness of WoodGreen Community Services and the work they do
  3. Build awareness of The WoodGreen Foundation’s fundraising campaign

Young Leaders Council current members

Reid Irwin

Senior Vice President, Executive Risk & Financial Institutions Practice Leader

HUB International HKMB Limited

Allie Bradford

Principal, Credit Investments

CPP Investment Board

Emma Patriquin

Associate, Mid-Market Investment Banking

CIBC

Anja Stankov

Digital Product Owner, Digital Servicing & Transformation

CIBC

Kate Byers

Associate

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Kait Abma

Senior Manager, Procurement Strategy & Transformation

Royal Bank of Canada

Ray Chen

Associate, Process Manager

Capital One

Valentina Romano

Development and Legal

Castlepoint Investments/Chromatic Developments

Victoria Wiley

Copywriter

Camp Jefferson

Tauqeer Choudhry

Database Performance Engineer

IBM

Selina Huang

Senior Manager, End to End Optimization

CIBC

Jenna Watson

Assistant Strategist

OMD Canada

Erin Kelly

Program Manager

Housing Stability and Homelessness at The Regional Municipality of York

Olivia Clark

Customer Success Manager, Wealth Management

London Stock Exchange Group

Annual Reports & Financial Statements

Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations and are audited by an external auditor.

Charitable Registration Number: 891038507 RR0001

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Donor Recognition

WoodGreen is grateful to our donors for their generous support of our work in the community.

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