Young Leaders

St. Michael's Young Leaders (SMYL) is a group of young professionals in the downtown core who devote their time and efforts to raise funds and awareness for St. Michael’s Hospital. The committee accomplishes its fundraising goals by hosting 4 annual events (The Bowler, The Duffer, The Dodger and The Giver). Since its inception in 2008, the group has raised over $1.7M net for St. Michael's Hospital. SMYL’s current commitment includes a pledge of $1.5M towards the Hospital’s Inspire 2018 Campaign; a hospital-wide re-imagination centering on the 17-storey Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower and the twice-as-large Slaight Family Emergency Department. Funds from this pledge will support the purchase of a new CT scanner, the building of a Trauma Family Room and the building of a Mental Health Unit Consult Room in the newly renovated Emergency Department.

When you support SMYL, you are supporting our city’s next generation of philanthropists. Join us in our mission to help make a difference – for you, your family, your friends and all those who visit St. Michael’s Hospital.


Kay Schonberger, Chair
William Pringle, Chair
Sarah Ramkalawan, Foundation Representative

Internal Communications

Laura Charters Carruthers, Chair

External Communications

Melissa Batchelor, Chair
Adelaide Johnson
Erin Quinn


Lily Zhang, Chair

Innovation Committee

Kate Moraca, Co-Chair
Kyle D'Arcey, Co-Chair
Sarah Richard

Digital Events

Adam Templeton, Co-Chair
Max Mausner, Co-Chair

Bowler Committee

Cameron Cummings, Co-Chair
Julia Nugent, Co-Chair
Anna Wu
Bradley Leufkens
Charles Lussier-Bourque
Courtney Sutherland
David Roderick
Jack Gallagher
Lauren Nicoll
Stephanie Poon
Victoria Leung

Duffer Committee

Josh Harris, Co-Chair
Josh Rotstein, Co-Chair
Nicole Folland, Vice-Chair
Anna Wu
Cailey Nedkov de Lacamp
Cassandra Cook
Connor Pugliese
Daniel Cappell
Jennifer Sparfel
Kyle Coatsworth
Paul von Martels
Roz McLean
Ryan Gottschalk
Ryan Seager
Sarah Greenwood

Dodger Committee

Masha Kennedy, Co-Chair
Mat Higgins, Co-Chair
Ron Burshtein, Vice-Chair
Andrew Clee
Deian Kutev
Jacob Trenholm
Jeff Oland
Mahsa Afghahi
Mike Alfieri

Giver Committee

Chelsea Rasmussen, Co-Chair
Meghan Moore, Co-Chair
Andrew Redelmeier
Anton Pylovanyy
Danielle Xu
Kyle Boutros
Kyle Westhaver
Lara Ariganello

Sponsorship Committee

Liz Nucci, Co-Chair
Peter Burkholder, Co-Chair
Taylor Imrie, Vice-Chair
Alexandra Hann
Alexandra Parans
Anna-Maria Scoulos
Arjun Kapur
Caileigh Howieson
Caitlin Matthews
Christine Robson
Dalila Djilali
Drew Barvir
Emily Ing
Emma Herron
Erin Paisley
Etienne Ricard
Garrett Clyne
Hwan Jeon
Jamie Wood
Joyce Wu
Katya Kazantseva
Lance Pridham
Lovro Foretic
Matt Wong
Matthew Lam
Michael Spring
Miranda Serravalle
Nicky Seligman
Olga Shyroka
Olivia Foster
Patrick Gajos
Sarah Brown
Sarah MacNicol
Stephen Pallotta
Tanya Donovan
Toma Tzakov
Yang Gao
Zac Ford


David Cooper, Chair


The Bowler
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Spare some time and leave no pin standing at SMYL’s light-hearted competitive bowling tournament, The Bowler. View 2018 site.

The Duffer
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Make it a relaxing day on the greens at SMYL’s premier golf tournament, The Duffer. More details to come!

The Dodger
2018 Date TBD

Dodge, duck, dive and donate at SMYL’s competitive dodgeball tournament, The Dodger. View 2017 photos

The Giver
2018 Date TBD

Enjoy an evening of delicious food, flowing drinks, socializing, dancing, and always a little something unexpected at SMYL’s social gala, The Giver View 2017 photos.


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