Meet the Team

The Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations team leads the outreach to engage TFS families, alumni and friends to provide the financial resources needed to advance the school’s mission. Their raison d’être is to strengthen school pride and connections with the school through giving, volunteer activities and event participation.

This outreach includes leading the school’s fundraising program encompassing annual giving, major and special gifts, donor recognition, stewardship, and special events.

The team works collaboratively with our partners – our parents, through the Advancement Committee, the Stewardship and Accountability Committee and our alumni, through the Alumni Association Executive – to engage our community, helping to nurture a culture of philanthropy and volunteering, which is critical to the school’s well-being.

Advancement Team

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  • Cathy Yanosik

    President, Foundation
    416-484-6533, ext. 4296
  • Susan Schafron

    Senior Director of Advancement & Constituency Relations
    416.​484.6533, ext. 4336
  • Julie Wajcman

    Director of Philanthropy
    416-484-6533, ext. 4339
  • Stefanie Hopf

    Manager, Annual Program
    & Alumni Relations
    416-484-6533, ext. 4302
  • Catherine Kelly

    Advancement Services Coordinator
    416-484-6533, ext. 4250
  • Angela Paschalidis

    Donor Relations and Events Coordinator
    416-​484-6533, ext. 2102
  • Verle Thompson

    Alumni Relations Coordinator
    416-484-6533, ext. 4246

Meet the Advancement Committee

A committee of the TFS Foundation, Advancement Committee volunteers work in partnership with school leadership and the Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations to help raise much-needed funds for TFS, while also strengthening school pride and connections through volunteer activities and events. Together, with their support and the commitment of our community, we will continue to advance the educational experience for our students.

2017-18 Advancement Committee Members
Christian Lassonde, Chair Josie Marrano
Nancy Cohen ’78 Emylia Marshall
Mitch Frazer Sal Patel ’04
Dr. Charles Knapp ’80 Cathy Piedra-McKenzie
Sammi Li Akash Sahai
Lucia Liscio

Meet the Stewardship and Accountability Committee

As a sub-committee of the TFS Foundation, the Stewardship & Accountability Committee works in collaboration with the Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations to enhance philanthropic giving to TFS, build relationships with past, current and prospective donors, and ensure gifts received are used in accordance with donor directions and are appropriately recognized.

2017-18 Stewardship and Accountability Committee Members
Nancy Cohen ’78, Chair
Shernee Chandaria ’95
Tina Gedeon
Emylia Marshall
Steven Rosenhek
Christian Lassonde, ex officio