Rising Philanthropic Leaders

Who We Are

Rising Philanthropic Leaders (RiPL) is a group of young professionals who have come together to support their community through philanthropy, starting at Humber River Health Foundation.

We support Humber through various philanthropic endeavors throughout the year and rally our networks to join in the fun (and fundraising!).

As a group, we decide where our collective funds can do the most good and have the most significant impact. This year, our sights are set on the ambitious goal of funding Humber River Health’s Intensive Care Unit expansion.

Our Cause

Expanding Humber's Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

intensive care unit

This year, RiPL is taking the lead on supporting the most vulnerable patients in our community – the people in Humber’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

A stay in the hospital is stressful – a stay in the ICU can sometimes be unimaginable both for the patient and their loved ones.

Our Hospital teams care for a high needs community with chronic health conditions that are not always managed. All of these factors contribute to a busy ICU.

To meet the needs of our community, Humber has the critical responsibility of being equipped to respond to a surge at any given time.

Our permanent expansion will bring our capacity to 60 ICU beds, which will not only make us a larger-scale ICU, but we will also have beds ready at a moment’s notice when someone in our community needs it most.  It will also provide relief to family members who can visit easily and often, which we know is better for the mind, body and soul of patients in the fight of their lives.

March 7, 2024

All In For Humber

Join RiPL at All In For Humber, a trendy casino themed bar night with games, a DJ, dancing, food and drinks in support of Humber’s ICU! Chips for playing will be provided. Taking place Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2nd Floor Event Space, this is the perfect opportunity for young professionals to have fun, meet like-minded individuals, and make a difference for healthcare in our community!

Opportunities to Sponsor All In For Humber are now available! Individual Tickets are coming soon.

Thursday March 7, 2024 from 7:00PM – 11:00PM

Second Floor Event Space
461 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4


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More about RiPL

Whether you are just starting your career, embarking on a new chapter or celebrating your second or third act, RiPL is perfect for leaders who are ready to start their philanthropic journeys.

Rising Philanthropic Leaders (RiPL) is a group of ambitious, forward-thinkers who want to make a positive impact on the world, starting with Humber River Health. We support Humber through various philanthropic endeavours and rally our networks to join in the fun (and fundraising!).

As members of RIPL, we use the influence and trust we have in our communities to lead participation in noble and impactful Hospital initiatives. We decide where our collective funds can do the most good and have the most significant impact. We also get exclusive access to private events, as well as Hospital tours and Doc Talks, keeping us at the forefront of healthcare innovation.


How Does it Work?

  1. Donate: Rising leaders make a personal donation to HRH Foundation
  2. Decide: We then come together to decide on what innovative program or project at HRH we will fund collectively as a group
  3. Fundraise: The fun starts! Together we will plan fundraising events, campaigns and initiatives throughout the year and invite our friends, family, colleagues to attend and raise money towards our goal
  4. Repeat!

Our Members

Parish Bhumgara

Gardiner Roberts LLP

Alison Chick

Senior Vice President
Lumino Health and Possibilities
Sun Life

Samantha Galea

Licensed Insolvency Trustee
msi SPERGEL inc.

Michelle Garber

Co-Founder and Principal
Fab Fete Event Boutique

Hiten Mandaliya

Investment Advisor
RBC Dominion Securities

Jason Nadeau

Area Supervisor

Tamara Niyazov

Co-Founder and Creative Director
Fab Fete Event Boutique

Thomas Ryan

Investor, OMERS Ventures

Dr. Luvraj Sandhar

New Light Pain Clinic

Michael Simone

Sales Lead

Zakary Wexler

Financial Advisor

Get Started

Join RiPL

Rising leaders make a personal donation (minimum of $1,000 annually) to HRH Foundation. Contact us to get your questions answered. Share a curiosity. Whatever stage
you’re at, let’s start a conversation and see where it leads us!


Shelly Koren
Development Officer
(416) 242-1000 ext. 81513