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Inspiring Stories

Celebrating your philanthropy

Many of us are familiar with the expression ‘the people make the place’ and nowhere is this truer than at the ROM. The Museum would not be a world-class cultural institution without the generous support of so many individuals, families and corporations. Here are just a few stories of ROM volunteers and donors who have gone above and a beyond.     

 

Together with the ROM, this passionate group of volunteers has established the Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture—an endowed position that is the first of its kind in Canada.

The Slaight Family Foundation gives a $12-million donation to be shared by the ROM and 14 other not-for-profit organizations committed to improving the well-being of Canada’s Indigenous populations.

Jonathon Borland

Each month, we profile a passionate member of the ROM's Young Patrons Circle, whose philanthropy is bringing art, nature and culture to life at the Museum. Meet YPC Member Jonathon Borland. 

Carolyn Slon, YPC Member

Each month, we profile a passionate member of the ROM's Young Patrons Circle, whose philanthropy is bringing art, nature and culture to life at the Museum. Meet Carolyn Slon, NEW YPC Committee Member. 

Each month, we profile a member of the ROM's Young Patrons Circle, whose philanthropy is bringing art, nature and culture to life at the Museum. Meet Michael Lockhart, Vice-Chair of the YPC Committee. 

Patrons explore the ROM's Chinese collections

A celebrated collector and benefactor of Asian art, Robert Ellsworth will forever advance new acquisitions and knowledge at the ROM through a $10.3-million bequest.

ROM curators change the way we understand and experience our evolving world. Meet one of our newest world experts!

A man and a woman look intently at Japanese art

Building on generous support from the Bishop White Committee, the ROM is seeks to endow a permanent curatorial presence for Japanese art and culture as well as to digitize this incredible collection.

Kids at St. Albans Boys and Girls Club mine for gems and minerals using satellite imaging technology.

ROM In My Backyard is a new budding space in the hub of two Boys and Girls Club communities, where kids engage with the ROM, thanks to our supporters. 

Martha Hogarth accepts the Lieutenant Governor's Distinguished Service Award

Close to 500 members of the ROM family attended our annual Chairs’ Reception on May 4, 2016, celebrating our exceptional donors, patrons, sponsors and volunteers.