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Ahead by a Century

Susan HorvathSusan Horvath 
President & CEO
ROM Governors

Thank you for the incredible philanthropic leadership you have shown to Canada's world museum.”

What a thrill it is to join the ROM family as the new President & CEO of the ROM Governors. I am especially proud to serve the Museum on the heels of its historic Centennial year, a time when the community came together to celebrate 100 years of nurturing discovery and inspiring wonder. Thank you for the incredible philanthropic leadership you have shown to Canada’s world museum.
It is a momentous time at the ROM with two remarkable Centennial legacies on the horizon. The Welcome Project will create a lively civic green space for the city on the ROM’s doorstep with an outdoor performance space and beautiful biodiversity gardens. The Dawn of Life on Earth Gallery will tell the fascinating story of how life began on our planet in an immersive environment. We continue to raise funds for these brilliant projects through our Love the ROM Centennial Campaign and our goal is to raise $15 million by June 2015. We hope you will support the Campaign and help us transform the way the ROM fosters curiosity and understanding in the 21st century.
The ROM has no shortage of interesting programs and exhibitions lined up for next year, including Douglas Coupland’s everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, presented by TD Bank Group and Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano. As always, Young Patrons Circle (YPC) and Royal Patrons Circle (RPC) members will enjoy exclusive previews of these exhibitions.
Such world-class exhibitions, meaningful projects and public programs would simply not be possible without the generosity of our donors, patrons and corporate partners. As an engaged and passionate philanthropic community who truly loves the ROM, I know you are all as excited as I am to be a part of the Museum’s next century.




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.