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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.     

 

A YPC member since 2011, Claude Tambu grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We sat down with Claude to learn more about his philanthropy and love for the ROM.

Hosted by technology expert and journalist Kris Abel, YPC Speaks celebrated 10 extraordinary years of the Young Patrons Circle (YPC) by exploring how we interact with our world through technology.

More than 350 ROM Patrons and guests were among the first to see Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything at an exclusive preview. 

Michael Lee-Chin’s extraordinary gift of $30 million in support of the ROM in 2003 was one of the largest philanthropic gifts to a cultural institution in Canadian history. 

Jean’s first involvement with the Royal Ontario Museum began around 1994. We sat down with Jean to learn more about her increbible support of Canada's world museum. 

A one-of-a-kind ore and mineral collection is making its way to the ROM, thanks to the amazing generosity of our donors and corporate sponsors. 

Currelly Society members gathered for a traditional afternoon tea in celebration of the ROM’s Centennial on April 3, 2014. More than 100 guests enjoyed fine teas, gourmet sweets and savoury bites.

As a lead donor to the Museum’s Love the ROM Centennial Campaign, Hatch has demonstrated a deep commitment to supporting communities by investing in dynamic educational initiatives and advancing higher education in science, technology and math.

The ROM experienced an incredible wave of affection felt in Toronto and beyond as we celebrated the Museum’s 100th anniversary and launched our $15M Love the ROM Centennial Campaign

Patricia Harris presented with the Manulife Volunteer Award

Long-standing ROM volunteer, Patricia Harris, was recently recognized with the Manulife Volunteer Award for her extraordinary contributions to advancing the Museum as a community builder.