Sunnybrook Next Generation

Inspiring the next generation
of philanthropic leaders.

Sunnybrook Next Generation

Sunnybrook Next Generation (SNG) is a group of young volunteer advocates and ambassadors for Sunnybrook and it’s foundation. The nascent organization was founded in 2014 and provides an opportunity to work with like-minded peers, form new connections and gain experience in philanthropic volunteer activities.

SNG supports the mission and goals of Sunnybrook by engaging a new generation of supporters through awareness initiatives, fundraising activities, and active participation in the community of Sunnybrook. SNG has and continues to build a strong core group of volunteer leaders who are passionate about Sunnybrook and health care in general.

Through their social calendar and other initiatives, SNG provides professional and social networking opportunities to our membership and the young professional community at large.

And, of course, SNG is a fundraiser. The organization has raised over $750,000 since it’s inception, and raises over $300k annually in support of the Sunnybrook Research Institute and other high priority needs of the hospital.

To donate to the foundation on behalf of SNG, please click here.

For more information, please contact Sandra Mapa at 416-480-6100 ext.7299 or

Meet the Sunnybrook Next Generation Executive
SNG Executives

Morgan Borins, Chair

Jesse Buckstein, Vice-Chair

Carol Chan, Secretary

Nate Tchaplia, Treasurer

Michael Panno, Chair, Nominations and Governance

David Tile, Co-Chair, Marketing & Engagement

Sarah Hull, Co-Chair, Marketing & Engagement

Vanesa Cotlar, Co-Chair, Community Events

Evan Lyons, Co-Chair, Community Events

Andrew Oliver, Co-Chair, The Argyle Cup

Blake Jespersen, Co-Chair, The Argyle Cup

Melanie Dowhaniuk, Co-Chair, Champions of Change

Chris Partridge, Co-Chair, Champions of Change

Ben Winograd, Team Lead, RBC Run for the Kids

Melisa Foster, Member At Large

Ryan Rodrigues, Member At Large

River Hatt, Member at Large

Nick Tory, Member at Large

Message from the Chair

On behalf of Sunnybrook Next Generation (SNG), welcome! Your interest in our mission and goals is what fuels us to achieve great things while supporting Sunnybrook’s highest priority needs.

Since its inception in 2014, SNG has demonstrated itself as an organization capable of achieving tremendous success in fundraising, community engagement and educational outreach. With the joint efforts of our Executive, Committees and General Membership, we continue to further our accomplishments while helping to invent the future of health care.

We are extremely excited to keep developing our committed group of influential community leaders and we look forward to all of the incredible new developments that we can achieve.

Thank you for your interest in SNG.

Champions of Change

Sunnybrook Next Generation’s Champions of Change is the next chapter in defining how young people can support Sunnybrook’s patients. This group of passionate and energetic philanthropists raises funds and engages new donors in support of exceptional care for the smallest, most fragile babies born at Sunnybrook.

Champions of Change, led by two co-chairs and a small group of founding members, will each make a significant pledge to Sunnybrook and, in so doing, inspire others to follow their lead. Collectively, this investment will have a tremendous impact on the lives of families by bringing state-of-the-art equipment to Sunnybrook, where and when our most vulnerable mothers and babies need it most.

Funds raised from Champions of Change will purchase life-saving incubators and an infant shuttle for our Women & Babies Program, which cares for some the most prematurely born babies in the province. Approximately 300 of the over 4,000 babies born at Sunnybrook each year weigh less than just four pounds. Champions of Change will support urgently needed equipment to help our tiniest patients survive, grow and thrive.


Upcoming events

SNG Scotch Tasting
SNG Scotch Tasting

Join Sunnybrook Next Generation from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3rd for our First Annual SNG Scotch Tasting! This evening will feature a tutored tasting led by the Edrington Group (the company behind such brands as The Macallan, Highland Park, and Glenrothes) of four feature scotch whiskeys. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Proceeds from the event will go to support Sunnybrook’s mental health initiatives. Register quickly as tickets are sure to sell out!

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wildeboer Dellelce LLP, 365 Bay St, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M5H 2T7
Visit our website for more information!

SNG Poker
SNG Poker

SNG is hosting our Second Annual Poker Tournament on April 25 with a goal of raising $15,000 for the Sunnybrook Canadian Simulation Centre. It will be a fun night of poker, drinks, food and networking.

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location: The Spoke Club, 600 King Street West
Visit our website for more information!

Run for the Sun
Run For The Sun

Join SNG for Run for the Sun, a 5k running/walking event in support of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre that encourages community members to come out and participate to raise money and awareness for Colon Cancer.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Sir Casimir Gzowski Park (Martin Goodman Trail)
Visit our page to learn more and join the team!

Get Involved

Sunnybrooks Next Generation is a group of young volunteer advocates and ambassadors. We are constantly looking to swell our ranks. If you are interested in linking up with the team, please do not hesitate to reach out!

For more information, please contact Sandra Mapa at 416-480-6100 ext.7299 or