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The Depths of Our Gratitude

Susan Horvath

Susan Horvath 
ROM Governors
President & CEO

Congratulations, Susan! 
The Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized Susan as 2016's Outstanding Fundraising Professional for her 26 years of fundraising leadership.

Every single gift to the ROM represents an acknowledgement of our history, an endorsement of our present, and a commitment to our future. The scope of your thoughtful generosity to the ROM is truly awe-inspiring. Most recently, our Make a Splash Campaign, sponsored by EQ Bank, raised more than $140,500 to make Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story a reality. This fundraising effort represents hundreds of $40 donations from the community—whose names now form a massive blue whale mural in the Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court!

Special thanks are due to individuals who “made a splash” as well as vital partnerships with our Supporting Sponsor, Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism; our Exhibit Patron, the Dorothy Strelsin Foundation; our Media Partner, the Toronto Star; our Government Partner, Ontario 150; and our Promotional Partner, Mercedes-Benz Canada. We are also grateful to J.Crew, Alan and Patricia Koval Foundation, Jean M. Read, in memory of Morris Appleby, Nita and Donald Reed, Berneice Skelly and the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust for generously supporting the ROM’s Blue Whale Project.

In addition to enabling original ROM exhibitions, our Museum family continues to make dynamic research and public programs possible. The ROM, in partnership with The Slaight Family Foundation, is proud to launch a digital learning initiative for Indigenous students and their peers. We are also thankful for almost six decades of support from the ROM’s Bishop White Committee and the recent gift of critical research equipment from the Dorothy Strelsin Foundation, which is helping to change our understanding of the dawn of life on Earth.

Thank you again for bringing the ROM to life in myriad ways.




Inside the ROM Governors

Patrons at an exclusive party at the museum.Become a Corporate Member ►

Reward your employees with exclusive benefits such as free admission, exhibitions previews, special events and behind-the-scenes tours. 

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Charitable gift planning can help families become better stewards of their wealth, reduce or eliminate taxes, and leave a lasting legacy.


Making a Difference

Sponsor speaking at the opening of Mesopotamia: Inventing our world.The Beauty of Indian Textiles 

Inspired by a  ROM volunteer, a new grant will celebrate the splendour and influence of Indian textile arts in perpetuity. 

Exhibit patrons preview Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World.Special Sneak Peek 

With your support, the ROM's Dawn of Life Gallery will help us today to understand the world we’ll live in tomorrow.