December 11, 2018 - Philanthropy and the Spirit of Giving
Bronfman, Tomlin and Newman on Philanthropy in 2019
Join Canadian businessman and philanthropist Stephen Bronfman and Jess Tomlin, CEO of the MATCH International Women's Fund, for a discussion on the issues and challenges currently facing the philanthropic sector. Award-winning broadcaster and journalist Don Newman will moderate the discussion.
When: December 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Château Laurier, Laurier Room
Regular Season Event.
Stephen Bronfman - Biography
Stephen is the Executive Chairman of Claridge where he has spent more than 20 years guiding the firm’s investment strategy and seeking out unique business opportunities both locally and globally. He is equally committed to environmental, cultural and community causes and, with his wife Claudine, co-chairs the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation. Stephen is also the Chief Revenue Officer of the Liberal Party of Canada and is on the board of the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary. At Claridge, Stephen focuses on ventures with solid management and operational credentials, partnering with businesses to achieve long-term value and growth. Investing in sectors ranging from real estate to entertainment, Stephen has led Claridge to strong partnerships and distinct market opportunities.
Under Stephen’s leadership, both Claridge and the Foundation continue to seek opportunities to achieve exceptional results in the economic and social spheres.
Jess Tomlin - Biography
Named by the Stevie Awards as 2017's Most Innovative Woman of the Year, Jess is the President and CEO of The MATCH International Women’s Fund-- Canada’s only global fund for women. Emphasizing the role of innovation in social movements, The MATCH Fund resources women’s organizations around the world working to change systems and dismantle barriers through innovative and disruptive approaches. Jess has worked in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia for a range of actors including the World Bank, the UN and USAID. Jess was the Director-Women’s Platform for CARE Canada’s signature ‘I am powerful’ campaign. Prior to her appointment at The MATCH Fund, Jess was with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), managing large-scale reform for the Agency that supports Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria.
Don Newman is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. His career in journalism spanned four decades, culminating as Senior Parliamentary Editor of CBC Television News, host of his daily political program POLITICS and main anchor of live political news and special event broadcasts on the 24/7 news channel CBC NEWS NETWORK he helped launch.
A member of the Order of Canada, he is also a recipient of the Canadian Screen Award for life-achievement in public affairs broadcasting, the Hyman Solomon award in public policy journalism from the Public Policy Forum, and the Charles Lynch Award from Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery (in which he is a life-member).
He is now Senior Counsel at Navigator Ltd. and Ensight Canada, a public speaker, moderator and interviewer, political columnist for Policy Magazine, and author of “Welcome to the Broadcast”, his career and political memoir published by HarperCollins. He chairs the Advisory Board of CANADA 2020, and is an advisory board member and life-member of Canada’s History Society. He has raised awareness and funds for numerous non-profits and charitable causes, including as Honorary Chairman of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa’s GIFT campaign, he helped raise $12-million to support the community and its outreach to those in need.