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Our Development Team
Jeremy Smith
Chief Development Officer
Jeremy Smith joined Harbourfront Centre in November 2016, as our new Chief Development Officer. Jeremy’s experience includes senior arts and cultural sector management, specializing in fundraising, sponsorship and key stakeholder engagement. With an MA in Art History and Museum Studies, Jeremy has worked in various museum, art galleries and major event organizations in the Australia and New Zealand and the UK.
Jeremy can be reached at or 416 954 9912.
Jordan Safer
Senior Development Officer, Grants and Government Relations
Jordan Safer recently joined Harbourfront Centre as our Senior Development Officer, facilitating government relations and partnership granting opportunities. Prior to joining Harbourfront Centre, Jordan worked with Music Managers Forum Canada and the Toronto Blues Society. Jordan continues as an active musician and artist manager.
Please contact Jordan with any inquiries pertaining to government relations or partnership granting opportunities. He can be reached at or 416 973 4179.
Ali Talpur
Development Officer, Philanthropy
Ali Talpur joined the Harbourfront Centre in May 2017, taking on the role of Development Officer, Philanthropy – replacing Diane Chin while she is away on maternity leave. Prior to joining Harbourfront Centre, Ali spent five years in the not-for-profit industry where he has built and fostered relationships with partners and stakeholders to execute programs varying from small scale employee giving campaigns, to national direct marketing initiatives.
Please contact Ali with any inquiries pertaining to individual giving, the annual donors benefits program and recognition. He can be reached at or 416 952 4746.
Diane Chin
Development Officer, Philanthropy (On leave)
Diane Chin is a seasoned fundraising professional, working with Toronto’s philanthropic community to make dreams happen for the past 15 years. Diane works closely with Individual Donors and Private Family Foundations and oversees the Annual Donor Benefits program such as discounts in the Shop, advance program registration, complimentary tickets to Harbourfront Centre productions and invitations to donor events.
Diane can be reached at or 416 952 4746.
Victoria Paradiso
Donor Services Officer (On leave)
Victoria Paradiso is committed to ensuring that your donations are processed, recorded and acknowledged with accuracy and integrity. Victoria is also responsible for tax receipts, thank you letters and ensuring that donations are directed as intended.
If you have any questions regarding your gift, or wish to change your preferences with respect to receiving mail, phone, email etc., please contact Victoria at or 416 952 4741 and she will be pleased to accommodate your request.
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