ROM Governors

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Creating the Next Century Together

Dianne Lister Dianne Lister

President & CEO
ROM Governors

“Thank you for stitching together the fabric of the ROM with your generous gifts and community leadership.”

Philanthropy has been at the heart of the ROM since its inception in 1914. Financial support, patronage, donations and acquisitions helped establish the Museum and continue to be a crucial component of the ROM’s success today. Our generous supporters have enabled us to nurture discovery and inspire wonder for the past century.

Join us throughout 2014 as we celebrate our bright future with special Centennial events—thanks to our generous Centennial Partner CIBC—programming and exhibitions such as Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperorspresented by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. We will also honour our top donors with our new Lifetime Giving program at our annual Chairs’ Reception on June 4. 

Of course, no milestone birthday would be complete without a fantastic party, and we are looking forward to our spectacular sold-out Centennial Ball on November 8, 2014. Thank you for your continued support of the ROM and we look forward to celebrating with you all year long!


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.