A lifelong love becomes a lasting legacy

At a young age, Marnie Hunt’s father introduced her to books, the theatre, film and classical music. The result was a lifelong love for all the arts – including ROM.

A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychology, Marnie spent her career as a social worker with the Children’s Aid Society. After her retirement, she found her second calling and passion when she joined ROM’s Department of Museum of Volunteers.

Known for her hard work and ability to resolve even the most seemingly impossible of problems, Marnie embedded herself fully in the life of the Museum, serving on several committees, including Programs and Events, ROMBus, Nominations and Endowments. She not only played a significant leadership role as DMV President but was also Chair of the Friends of Textiles and Costume and Chair of ROMTravel.

“Marnie had a wonderful sense of humour,” recalls Jean Read, Chair of the Currelly Legacy Society Executive Committee. “She also had an infectious laugh that will truly be missed.”

In addition to her love of the arts, Marnie was a fearless adventurer who never hesitated to pack her bags and travel to Europe on a whim. But when it came to her finances, she demonstrated wonderful foresight and thoughtfulness by including ROM in her estate plans. Her gift helps secure the future of the Museum by supporting its highest priorities.

Donors who make a planned gift to the Museum automatically join the Currelly Legacy Society, gaining access to exclusive lectures, private tours and behind-the-scenes events. For Marnie, these activities only served to enhance her appreciation of the Museum.

ROM is deeply grateful for Marnie’s many years of dedicated service and generous support. We live on in what we leave behind, and through her contributions, her legacy will live on at the Museum for generations to come.

Gifts of any size are appreciated and strengthen the ROM’s future. To learn more about the various ways you can leave a legacy at the Museum, please contact Janice Correa at janicec@rom.on.ca.