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Harbourfront Centre welcomes new Chief Development Officer
Jeremy Smith
Chief Development Officer
I am pleased to announce that Jeremy Smith has joined Harbourfront Centre as our new Chief Development Officer. Jeremy’s experience includes senior arts and cultural sector management, specializing in fundraising, sponsorship and key stakeholder engagement.
Born and raised in the UK, Jeremy commenced a career working in West End and New York musical theatre, circus, drama, dance, opera and visual theatre companies in the UK, Europe, Japan and Australia.
Upon completion of his MA in Art History and Museum Studies, Jeremy held various positions in the museum sector. He has worked for the Australian National Navy Museum, the Australian Maritime Museum, Sherman Galleries, Sydney Living Museums, and the Biennale of Sydney. Moving to New Zealand in 2010, Jeremy was appointed General Manager of the Fortune Theatre, before taking on the role of Manager of Olveston, an historic house museum, art gallery and visitor attraction.
Jeremy can be reached at or 416 954 9912.
Please join me in welcoming Jeremy to our team and to Harbourfront Centre!
With best wishes,
Harbourfront Centre Shop
Marah Braye
Chief Executive Officer
Meet the rest of our Development Team!
Mags Doehler
Director, Corporate Partnerships
Mags Doehler also recently joined Harbourfront Centre as our Director, Corporate Partnerships, overseeing sponsorship, onsite activations and corporate donations. Prior to joining Harbourfront Centre, Mags was a key member of the sponsorship teams for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Canadian Olympic Committee.
Please contact Mags with any inquiries pertaining to sponsorship, licensing or corporate giving. She can be reached at or 416 973 4756.
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.
Morgan-Leigh Hearty
Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships
Morgan-Leigh Hearty has worked with our Corporate Partners and affiliated Agencies for the past several years, delivering creative, onsite exposure and targeted consumer initiatives in association with sponsored programs.
Please contact Morgan if you have any questions related to aligning your business with Harbourfront Centre’s programs or facilities. She can be reached at or 416 973 4680.
Victoria Paradiso
Donor Services Officer
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.
Harbourfront Centre Shop
Diane Chin, Jeremy Smith, Morgan-Leigh Hearty, Marah Braye,
Mags Doehler and Victoria Paradiso
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