The Glenn Gould Foundation Inc.

The Glenn Gould Foundation Inc. was established in 2009 as a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a parallel mission to The Glenn Gould Foundation in Toronto. Donations made to The Glenn Gould Foundation Inc. receive a tax receipt in US dollars.  Make a donation here.

Paul-HoffertPaul M. Hoffert, C.M.
President

Dr. Paul Hoffert is Chair of the Glenn Gould Foundation (US), Chair of the Bell Fund, Chair of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, and Fine Arts Professor at York University. He is former Chair of the Ontario Arts Council, Faculty Fellow at Harvard Law School, President of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and a Director of the United Nations World Summit on Information Societies.

An established jazz recording artist, television performer, off-Broadway musical author, and film composer, he has parallel achievements in science and technology and is author of several best-selling books about the Info Age. He remains an active jazz pianist and tours with his Juno Award-winning band Lighthouse. He was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to music and media.

Male-silhouetteDory Vanderhoof
Vice-President, Treasurer

A Senior Partner for Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates since 1989, Dory Vanderhoof has assisted more than 200 arts, culture and heritage institutions across North America to build GV&A into one of the leading arts/cultural management consulting firms. GV&A has an unparalleled record of success in assisting their clients in executive search, effective planning, capital campaigns, successful facility development, and dramatic improvement to contributed and earned revenue.

Gary-HansenGary Hanson
Secretary

Gary Hanson was appointed as the eighth Executive Director of The Cleveland Orchestra in March 2004. Born in Toronto, Gary studied music at the University of Western Ontario and completing his studies in double bass performance at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Düsseldorf, Germany. He serves on many arts and culture boards, is the recipient of The Cleveland Orchestra's Distinguished Service Award and is an industry leader in the area of orchestral electronic media.

Frank-GehryFrank O. Gehry

Raised in Toronto, Canada, Frank Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California and studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Frank has built an architectural career that spans five decades and has produced public and private buildings worldwide. His work has earned him several of the most significant and prestigious awards in the architectural field.

SafdieMoshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie is a leading architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Embracing a comprehensive and humane design philosophy, Safdie has been a visionary force in architecture and urban planning and design for over forty years. Completing a wide range of projects, such as cultural, educational, and civic institutions; neighborhoods and public parks; mixed-use urban centers and airports; and master plans for existing communities and entirely new cities, Safdie has made lasting contributions to the quality of life in cities and neighborhoods around the world.

Safdie has been the recipient of numerous awards, honorary degrees, and civil honors, including the Companion Order of Canada and the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

WurmanRichard Saul Wurman

Spurred by the dance between his curiosity and ignorance, Richard Saul Wurman has sought ways to make the complex clear. He has now written, designed and published 82 books on topics ranging from football to health care to city guides, but he likes to say that they all spring from the same place – his ignorance.

Wurman created the TED conference in 1984, bringing together many of America's clearest thinkers in the fields of technology, entertainment and design. He continues to co-chair the annual TEDMED meetings.

Current as of December 2014.