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Susan HorvathSusan Horvath 
President & CEO
ROM Governors

With so many exciting projects, special events and exlusive previews, it is truly a stunning spring season at the ROM. I'm looking forward to connecting you with the programs, plans and exhibitions that matter to you.”

Since joining the Museum as President & CEO of the ROM Governors in December 2014, I’ve been delighted to rediscover all things ROM—from our stunning public galleries and world-class exhibitions to our behind-the-scenes laboratories and hidden storage areas—and witnessing first-hand the community impact of our incredible collections and research.

One of the most amazing experiences I’ve had so far was holding a three-billion-year-old fossil that will be featured in our future Dawn of Life on Earth Gallery (working title). This new gallery will tell the story of how life began on our planet and the incredible emergence of creatures from the ancient sea onto the land and into the air. As remote and distant as the creatures and the time may seem, the plants, animals and microbial life that lived hundreds to thousands of millions of years ago are part of our story. 

Our donors, patrons and corporate partners will be the first to enjoy a sneak peek at the immersive quality and innovative technology planned for the Dawn of Life on Earth Gallery at our annual Chairs’ Reception event on May 7, 2015. It will be a special and memorable evening to celebrate philanthropy at the Museum and to honour this year’s Donor of Merit Award recipient BMO Financial Group and the Lieutenant Governor’s Distinguished Service Award recipients Jennifer Ivey Bannock, Sal Badali and Harriet Walker—three very deserving individuals who have provided extraordinary service to the ROM.

On June 10, 2015, Royal Patrons Circle (RPC) and Young Patrons Circle (YPC) members will also be among the first to see Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano, which tells the dramatic story of an ancient Roman civilization frozen in time. With so many exciting projects, special events and exclusive previews, it is truly a stunning spring season at the ROM, and I’m looking forward to helping you experience your own magical moments by connecting you with the programs, plans, and exhibitions that matter to you.




Inside the ROM Governors

Patrons at an exclusive party at the museum.Become a Patron ►

With exciting networking opportunities and exclusive access to special events year-round, Museum Patrons enjoy personal connections to the ROM’s collections and curators.

Robert PierceMeet our Chairman ►

Robert Pierce is Chairman of the ROM Board of Governors. Rob has generously supported the Museum’s philanthropic projects as a long-time volunteer and Board member.


Making a Difference

Sponsor speaking at the opening of Mesopotamia: Inventing our world.Helga Schmidt ►

As lead donors, Helga and her late husband Mike Schmidt have been vital in galvanizing support for the Love the ROM Centennial Campaign. 

Exhibit patrons preview Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World.Yamana Gold ► 

Yamana Gold -- a Canadian gold based producer -- invests in a one-of-a-kind ore and mineral collection at the Museum.