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<ul><li><p>ANNUAL REPORT 2017</p><p>HELPING KIDS SUCCEED THROUGH MUSIC</p></li><li><p>HELPING KIDS SUCCEED THROUGH MUSIC</p><p>Ifeoma, e arly childhood music</p><p>Since 1999, kids from high-risk neighbourhoods have studied music with Regent Park School of Music. Thanks to our most generous friends this year 1,000 kids across Toronto are now thriving through music.</p><p>RPSM students are unique, and our goal is two-fold: to give them a quality music education and to help them succeed. Inspiring them, engaging them and giving them a sense of accomplishment, belonging and choice is uppermost in the minds of our 80 music faculty working across Toronto. Unlike any other music school in the city, our students can choose from a dizzying array of private, ensemble, and small and large group music lessons and are offered once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities, to help them develop all the right skills and traits to shine in everything they do.</p><p>Something magical is happening here at RPSM - on stage the kids are learning to sing, play and perform, while backstage we are building their character, confidence and self-esteem. Year after year we watch our students grow, flourish, graduate high school and go on to college and university all with our secret weapon: MUSIC.</p><p>We are so grateful to you for investing in these remarkable children and for making Toronto a better place. Thank you. </p><p>RICHARD MARSELLA Executive Director Regent Park School of Music</p><p>MARTIN ABEL Chair, Board of Directors Regent Park School of Music</p></li><li><p>in REGENT PARK JANE &amp; FINCH </p><p>PARKDALE and other high priority </p><p>neighbourhoods</p><p>Piano Violin CREATIVITY Classical Guitar TRUMPET Flute CELLO HARP Saxophone VOICE PURPOSE CHOIR Steel Pan </p><p>BUCKET DRUMMING iPad Percussion TEAMWORK Recorder RESILIENCE Hand Chimes MELODICA Electric Guitar Turntable </p><p>Nonsense Orchestra Clarinet LEADERSHIP Song Writing Ukulele CURIOSITY Early Childhood Music </p><p>Fiddle THEORY PERSEVERANCE LIFE SKILLS Music Ear Training Composition </p><p>TABLA HISTORY Harmony GRIT Found Sound </p><p>OUR STUDENTS ARE LEARNING</p><p>Osborn, e arly childhood music</p></li><li><p>HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR</p><p>500 STUDENTS </p><p>in Regent Park learned everything from classical music to sound engineering, </p><p>performing in over 70 events and sailing through over 80 </p><p>Royal Conservatory of Music exams </p><p>200 STUDENTS </p><p>in Jane &amp; Finch took part in a year-long musical adventure, complete with summer camps </p><p>thanks to the incredible Carswell Family</p><p>1,000 STUDENTSfound joy in over 40,000 hours </p><p>of music education</p><p>Josh, choir &amp; piano Jess, recorder/melodica Aleen sa xophone &amp; piano </p></li><li><p>52 STUDENTS </p><p>explored music in our pilot projects for children with </p><p> special needs and youth in refugee shelters and youth </p><p>justice programs</p><p>141 STUDENTS </p><p>at First Nations School of Toronto (every child in the </p><p>school) continued to take weekly music lessons with </p><p>RPSM faculty</p><p>107 STUDENTS </p><p> in Parkdale took music, right alongside Nai, the </p><p>Syrian Childrens Refugee Choir under RPSMs </p><p>musical direction</p><p>12 STUDENTS </p><p>graduated . . . all bound for college </p><p>&amp; universit y</p><p>Eugenie violin</p></li><li><p>OUR INCREDIBLE 2017 RPSM GRADUATES </p><p>12 STUDENTS</p><p>are graduating from RPSM this year and </p><p>all of them are university &amp; college bound.</p><p>Here are 8 of them. We are so proud of them. Thank you </p><p>for investing in their lives and future. </p><p>Zuhab computer science, uoft</p><p>Avril nursing, western</p></li><li><p>Catherine life sciences, uoft</p><p>Fatou life sciences, uoft</p><p>Michael business management, ryerson</p><p>plus (not in the photo): </p><p>Cindy, Engineering, UofT Jackson, Kinesiology, McGill </p><p>Piaras, Fashion, Ryerson Rachelle, Graphic Design, George Brown </p><p>Tamoyah criminology, windsor</p><p>Tamla music, western</p><p>Isabel accounting &amp; finance, </p><p>waterloo</p></li><li><p> $500,000+</p><p>Carswell Family Foundation</p><p>$100,000$200,000</p><p>The Ralph M. Barford Foundation</p><p>$50,000$99,999</p><p>Sun Life Financial Anonymous</p><p>$25,000$49,999Peter Gilgan Foundation</p><p>Charles H. Ivey FoundationLinda Javorski</p><p>Manulife </p><p>Ministry of Children and Youth Services </p><p>ScotiabankDale Varney</p><p>The Ward FamilyWilliam R. Waters</p><p>R. Howard Webster Foundation</p><p>$10,000$24,999J.P. Bickell Foundation</p><p>Martin BlakeAaron Brock Foundation</p><p>The Buchan Family FoundationBurgundy Asset Management Ltd</p><p>Cadillac FairviewCIBC Childrens Foundation</p><p>Wanda &amp; Mark CowieDonner Canadian Foundation</p><p>East Harbour, First Gulf Corp and Colliers InternationalThe Evershed FamilyFigLeaf and Friends</p><p>Penny Fine &amp; Hugh Furneaux</p><p>The Giving Tree Foundation of Canada</p><p>Katja B. Goldman &amp; Michael W. Sonnenfeldt</p><p>Harbinger*Patrick Hodgson Family Foundation</p><p>David &amp; Elizabeth HowardThe Kololian Foundation</p><p>Labatt Breweries of CanadaListen Communications*</p><p>The Catherine &amp; Maxwell Meighen Foundation</p><p>The Minstrel FoundationPeter Naylor</p><p>Ontario Arts Council</p><p>Jane OrtonProvince of Ontario, Ontario 150 </p><p>GrantRBC Foundation</p><p>Barrie D. Rose, Karen Solomon &amp; Family</p><p>The Conn Smythe FoundationTD Bank Group</p><p>TELUSTippet Foundation</p><p>Toronto Arts CouncilToronto Foundation</p><p>Julian Vardys CEOL KIDSAnonymous (2)</p><p>THANK YOU FROM ALL THE KIDS AT RPSM</p><p>We are pleased to recognize the following </p><p>individuals and organizations for their generous gift, current </p><p>pledge, third party event and sponsorship of $1,000 </p><p>or more, over the past fiscal year (July 1, 2016 to </p><p>June 30, 2017). </p></li><li><p>* In-kind donations of $20,000+. We strive for accuracy in our listings. Please contact us to let us know of any errors or omissions. Margarita, piano</p><p>$5,000$9,999Martin Abel &amp; Kathleen FlynnBitove FoundationS.M. Blair Family FoundationMichael &amp; Catherine BradleyCarpenters and Allied Workers </p><p>Local 27Choir! Choir! Choir!Earlaine CollinsDuboc Family Foundation at Toronto </p><p>FoundationElement Fleet Management The Mariano Elia Foundation</p><p>Judith Hinchman &amp; Patrick GarverHUBIvest PropertiesJJR Private CapitalKensington CapitalMcCarthy Ttrault FoundationJohn McGowanThe McLean FoundationJudith &amp; Clinton MillerNEI InvestmentsE&amp;G Odette FoundationJoe &amp; Lucie Pal</p><p>Pioneering Technology Corporation Q107The Racioppo Family FoundationDavid &amp; Jennifer SmithThe St. Andrews Charitable Foundation </p><p>and the Christina Mary Hendrie TrustSterling Achievement Fund at Toronto </p><p>FoundationGary &amp; Louise SugarThe Sumach by ChartwellThe WB Family FoundationAnonymous (2)</p><p>$1,000$4,999Linda &amp; Magid AbrahamAlberto AcostaDavid AllenThe Arts and Letters Club of Toronto </p><p>FoundationNancy AustinAventine Asset Management BKs Hootenany Andrew &amp; Ann BrownLise BuissonThe Lloyd Carr-Harris FoundationDavid &amp; Valerie ChristieMitchell CohenGerald ConnorMarsha CoppDAddario FoundationJ.S. DarvilleBrad &amp; Gigi DooresThe Duke Ellington SocietyGordon DuMaresqRod &amp; Rebecca FallowAbraham &amp; Marcy FishTom GallagherGive a JamPatricia GouinlockGreenwin Inc.Guild Electric Charitable FoundationNiall &amp; Katherine HaggartChris Hatley &amp; Lindy Cowan</p><p>Heathbridge Capital Management The Howitt/Dunbar FoundationMarvin Israelow &amp; Dorian GoldmanJackman FoundationJAZZ.FM91Kingsway-Lambton United Church </p><p>WomenThe Kiwanis Club of Toronto FoundationDonald &amp; Karen LangKaren &amp; Fred Leitner (Bernard </p><p>&amp; Norton Wolf Family Foundation)The Leonard FoundationVicki LoftusMarion MacKenzieMorton Mandelbaum FoundationMaybank Friesen FamilyMondelz InternationalAlice J. MorganBill Morneau &amp; Nancy McCainnewchoirJohn &amp; Maire PercyAlex PettesPUPtheband Rochon Genova LLPRoy Russell Memorial FundSamuel, Son &amp; Co., LimitedSiriusXMMarsha SlivkaJames &amp; Leslie Snell</p><p>Steve and Sally Stavro Family FoundationStellar CitizensCathy StreutkerStephen Douglas SwordChris TaylorDennis TmejJohn H. WalkerWebb Family FoundationThe Henry White Kinnear FoundationJane WilliamsonCharles &amp; Marilyn WrightYES YES YALL + DUDEBOXAnonymous (6)</p></li><li><p>WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY</p><p>Regent Park School of Music has been home to some of my most cherished memories. Studying voice, violin and music theory has affirmed by lifelong passion for music, helped me gain confidence and satisfied my thirst for knowledge. CINDY </p><p>I am honoured and happy to have spent my youth with such inspiring teachers here at Regent Park School of Music. Thank you for supporting something extremely essential in my life: music. ELIZABETH</p><p>RPSM has brought me happiness and has granted me insight on the value of hard-work and dedication to succeed beyond expectations. ZUHAB</p><p>Regent Park School of Music is an amazing place to grow to be the best that you can be and it opens many doors for the future. HOLLY</p><p>Melissa, choir and voice</p></li><li><p>2017 Audited financial statements are available upon request. Just call 416.364.8900.</p><p>WHERE THE MONEY COMES FROM </p><p>Thanks to our great friends, we raised $1,460,000 to give 1,000 young people music this year</p><p>PRIVATE FUNDING Contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations are vital to give children music year after year and help them succeed.</p><p>64%</p><p>CRESCENDO 2017 Presented by Manulife and led by Sharon Hudson and Sherry Evershed, our amazing CRESCENDO 2017 Co-Chairs.</p><p>20%</p><p>6% TUITION FEES Students families pay as little as $1 a lesson &amp; PERFORMANCE HONORARIA students performed at over 70 events.</p><p>GOVERNMENT6%FRIENDS ORGANIZING EVENTS FOR US4% Jully Black performing with </p><p>our students at CRESCENDO 2017</p></li><li><p>DONATE NOW &amp; HELP KIDS SUCCEED . . . THROUGH MUSIC</p><p>BOARD OF DIRECTORS</p><p>Regent Park School of MusicMartin Abel, ChairCatherine BradleySteve GreenidgeBina JohnJohn McGowan</p><p>Hon. Justice Donald McLeodJesse MightonDoug TamesChris Taylor</p><p>Regent Park School of Music FoundationLinda Javorski, PresidentMartin BlakeDavid DiamondSherry EvershedDaniel Goldenberg</p><p>Sharon HudsonLouise SugarChris TaylorDale Varney</p><p>REGENT PARK SCHOOL OF MUSIC585 Dundas Street East, Suite 220 Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7 416.364.8900 </p><p>Charitable Registration Number: 87211 6025 RR0001</p><p>To learn more go to: www.rpmusic.org</p><p>Front Cover: Diego, guitar and string ensemble Back Cover: Jevonte, piano and turntable</p><p>Design by Diane Robertson </p></li></ul>