THANK YOU, TORONTO!
Following a two-year hiatus, the David Foster Foundation returned larger than ever with a star-studded in-person event at Hotel X Toronto on May 7, 2022. For the first time the Foundation themed ‘A Night On Broadway’, showcasing some of Broadway’s greatest talent on the stage of a transformed tennis court at Hotel X Toronto’s state-of-the-art sports facility.
The evening had memorable moments that included celebrity host Melissa Peterman, honouring 2022 Visionary Award Winners: Sylvester Chuang, Business Leader of the Year, and Christine and Jonathon Fischer, National Humanitarians of the Year. The heart-wrenching story of the Audia and Chen families who, in return, gave life after loss. The evening also consisted of a live auction that featured ten luxury packages and the Sponsor a Family campaign which generated millions of dollars of direct support for Canadian families.
Joining David Foster on stage to deliver a one-of-a-kind show was Katharine McPhee Foster, Leslie Odom, Jr., Loren Allred, Jessica Vosk, Kara Lindsey, Erich Bergen, and Tony Vincent.
More importantly, A Night on Broadway raised an astounding $11.2 million to support Canadian families who need life-saving organ transplants. This support will go to assist families today and for generations to come.
For the last 35 years, the David Foster Foundation has been dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants. Thanks to its annual fundraising efforts and the generous support of Life Legacy Members, National Partners, and donors, families receive non-medical financial support for day-to-day expenses while their child is going through the major organ transplant process.
IN THE MEDIA
David Foster returns with 2022 ‘Night on Broadway’ charity event – The Music Universe
David Foster’s star-studded fundraising gala returns this Saturday – Breakfast Television
Music power couple David Foster & Katharine McPhee Foster | Watch News Videos Online (globalnews.ca)
Music power couple David and Katharine Foster | CityNews Toronto
Broadway stars belt their support for David Foster Foundation | Prince George Post
Mr. Will Wong, Toronto Entertainment Blogger | #SPOTTED: DAVID FOSTER AND KATHERINE MCPHEE IN TORONTO FOR “A NIGHT ON BROADWAY” (mrwillwong.com)
Broadway stars belt their support for David Foster Foundation | Financial Post
Bell Media Creative Review | David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala 2022 – etalk coverage (May 2022)
A Night on Broadway with David Foster alongside Katharine Mcphee, Leslie Odom Jr, Loren Allred and more – (theextramile.ca)
Etalk | S20:E138 | Leslie Odom Jr. on what to expect from Cynthia Erivo in ‘Wicked’ movie (ctv.ca)
David Foster & Katharine McPhee Couple Up At Charity Gala In Toronto | ETCanada.com
The Darriel Roy Show – The David Foster Gala 2022 – The Darriel Roy Show | iHeart
Darriel Roy – David foster gala 2022 (tagtv.info)
David Foster, Katharine McPhee give baby update, talk Celine Dion’s health | Extended Interview – YouTube
Michelle Levy Spotlights: The David Foster Foundation A Night On Broadway – DIVINE
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HOTEL X TORONTO
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DAVID FOSTER FOUNDATION
The David Foster Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants. In addition to helping families with their non-medical expenses, the Foundation strives to increase public awareness and education about the importance of becoming a registered organ donor in Canada and the United States.
The David Foster Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that for the past 35 years has assisted over 1,300 families with children in need of major organ transplants and provided much-needed dollars in direct family support. In 2006, the Foundation became a national organization, expanding to help families across Canada. The Foundation works in collaboration with transplant teams across Canada to provide support for children up to and including their 18th birthday year once they are listed for pediatric transplant to post-operative checkup.
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Walter & Maria Schneider
Kyle MacDonald & John Franklin
Paul & Gina Godfrey
Georgia Cuningham Bolger
Save the Date!
Intimate Evening with David Foster, A Night on Broadway Saturday, May 7 at Hotel X Toronto.
This very special evening will featured performances by current and past Broadway leads from musicals we are all familiar with. Not only is David Foster a 16-time Grammy Award winner, he is gearing up to take on the Broadway stage with several projects including a new musical about the classic, animated character Betty Boop. Be the first to experience this diverse group of talent to share the stage!
The American Idol finalist and star in the musical television drama Smash, Katharine McPhee Foster made her debut in 2018 as Jenna from the charming musical Waitress in London’s West End. She is currently dazzling audiences in a reprisal of this role on Broadway.
Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted, award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor. He has received recognition with Tony and Grammy Awards as well as multiple Academy Award and Emmy nominations for his excellence and achievements in Broadway, television, film, and music. Odom is best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the smash hit musical Hamilton as well as his critically acclaimed performance as legendary singer Sam Cooke in Regina King’s One Night in Miami…
Loren Allred is a singer, songwriter, and pianist, best known for her Billboard debut smash-hit “Never Enough” from the soundtrack to the musical The Greatest Showman.
The Voice finalist and Queen medley aficionado, Tony Vincent, has appeared in Rent as Roger and then later as Mark, Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Super Star, Galileo Figaro in Queen’s musical We Will Rock You, and St. Jimmy in American Idiot.
Actor, Singer, Writer, and Producer, Erich Bergen is best known as Blake Moran on the hit TV drama Madam Secretary, and for his critically acclaimed performance as Bob Gaudio in the film Jersey Boys, a role he previously played on stage in the National Tour and Las Vegas casts of the Tony Award-winning musical. On Broadway, Erich starred as Dr. Pomatter in the hit musical Waitress, opposite Katharine McPhee. Other recent TV credits include BULL and The Good Fight.
Jessica Vosk is a celebrated singer and actress known for starring roles on the musical theater and concert stage. Vosk made her sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in November 2021 in a solo show titled “My Golden Age.” Vosk finished an acclaimed run as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, having played the role for two years. Vosk starred in New York City Ballet’s Jerome Robbins tribute Something to Dance About, directed by Warren Carlyle, and re-created the role of Fruma Sarah in the most recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Other Broadway credits include Finding Neverland and The Bridges of Madison County. She starred as Anita in West Side Story with the San Francisco Symphony; the recording of the concert was nominated for a Grammy. Her debut, Billboard-charting solo album Wild and Free was released in 2018 and was followed by 2020’s A Very Coco Christmas.
Your Official Invitation
The David Foster Foundation is a registered charity in both Canada and the United States.
Canadian Charitable No. 107004210RR0001 | US Federal ID No. 81-0581479