ROM Governors

Inspiring Stories

Celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at the ROM

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. Their support has enabled the ROM to offer extraordinary experiences of science and civilization for close to 100 years.     

When John Borovilos talks about the ROM’s collections, his enthusiasm is palpable.

Avid museum-goers, James and Louise Temerty discovered the ROM when they moved to Toronto from Montreal over 35 years ago.

The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honour the Museum can bestow on a volunteer. The ROM recently recognized Jack Cockwell and Frank Potter with this prestigious Award.