Author Archive


Lisa Draper has been involved with Community Philanthropy in a leadership capacity for many years. She is passionate about philanthropy and is committed to the Jewish community’s strength and success. Lisa has held numerous leadership roles at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and in the general community, including Chair of the Jewish Foundation Of Greater Toronto, Chair of UJA Federation Annual Campaign and has served as a member of the board of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Sinai Health Foundation, Save a Child’s Heart and Israel Bonds, Women’s Division, CIJA Toronto and Baycrest Foundation. Lisa is married to Philip Draper, and has 3 grown children and is a proud grandmother of 5.


Sally Szuster is a communications executive with more than 25 years experience of supporting not-for-profit organizations. Through traditional and digital storytelling, she inspires deeper stakeholder engagement and strengthens brand reputation. She is currently Vice-President, Communications for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She has previously served Mount Sinai Hospital, part of Sinai Health System, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and The National Ballet of Canada.


A seasoned not-for-profit executive, Dena has worked for a number of Jewish organizations, including 10 years at UJA Federation, and is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of the Azrieli Foundation. She has served on various community boards, including Beth Tzedec Congregation, where she was Chair of the Board. Dena has an MSW and a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service from Yeshiva University.


Jack Kay is past vice-chair, CEO, and president of Apotex Inc., the largest Canadian-owned pharmaceutical company. With more than 50 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Jack is highly regarded for his leadership and business acumen. Jack has served as a board member for a variety of charitable organizations, and is a past-chair of the Board of the International Schizophrenia Foundation. Jack was also a board member of TSX and NYSE listed companies. Jack is past board chair of Humber River Hospital and also served as co-chair of the Humber River Hospital’s Capital Campaign Cabinet in support of the new hospital project. In that role, he was the driving force behind Apotex Inc.’s $10 million donation to the campaign. Jack currently serves as a board member at Humber River Hospital and as a director of Neshama Hospice.