About Us

Meet the members of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Arts and Letters Club Foundation. We are a dedicated group of volunteers working in the service of developing the arts and letters in Toronto and beyond.

Marianne Fedunkiw
Marianne Fedunkiw

Marianne Fedunkiw, President
Marianne has served as a Foundation director since 2017 and is a past president of The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. A writer, playwright, former journalist and university instructor, she is the author of three books including a study of large-scale funding of medical education in Canada. She has also designed logos and helped in re-branding various Canadian science and research organizations.

Bill Buchanan
Bill Buchanan

Bill Buchanan, Treasurer
Bill is a Chartered Accountant and a past long-time Treasurer of The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. He is one of the three founding Directors of the Foundation. In retirement Bill took up photography, attended LIFE Ryerson classes and Loblaws cooking classes. He and his wife Zora are old enough to have four great grandchildren.

Leyla Godfrey and Catherine Hurley
Catherine Hurley (L) and Leyla Godfrey

Catherine Hurley, Director

Richard Mortimer
Richard Mortimer

Richard Mortimer, Director
Richard has worked in the arts and culture sector in Toronto for over 40 years, much of that time within the Culture Ministry of the government of Ontario, where he developed and delivered a broad range of policies and programs, including the establishment of Ontario’s international cultural programs. For thirteen of those years he was General Manager of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. He has served on the Board of the Foundation since 2016.

Alexander Zonjic
Alexander Zonjic

Alexander Zonjic, Director
Born and proudly raised in Windsor, Ontario, Alexander Steele Zonjic is an emerging artist and graduate of the Ryerson Theatre School. A recipient of the Robert Beardsley Award for Emerging Playwrights from The Arts and Letters Foundation in 20, Alexander hopes to continue to support young artists through his service with the foundation as he has been so generously supported himself.