Teresa Catalano was born and raised in northwest Toronto to immigrant parents. She is passionate about advancing the lives of Canadians and building strong communities. Teresa has built her career in the not-for-profit sector: supporting the arts, social service, education, and health care. She currently supports strategy and fundraising at the University of Toronto as a member of the Corporate and Foundation Relations team. Teresa recently ended a five-year term as a GenNext Cabinet Member of United Way Greater Toronto where she was instrumental at raising the profile of the program, which led to successful program initiatives and audience growth. Teresa was recently awarded the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for her commitment and dedication to community. She is currently a volunteer with the Ontario Trillium Foundation and is a member of Toronto Foundation’s Vision 2020 founding cohort. Teresa is currently completing the Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Graduate Certificate at The University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto.