ROM Governors

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.     

 

Roy Tanaka, YPC Committee Member

Each month, we profile a passionate member of the ROM's Young Patrons Circle, whose philanthropy is bringing art, nature and culture to life at the Museum. Meet YPC Committee Member Roy Tanaka. 

2017 Chairs' Reception

More than 450 members of the ROM family attended our annual Chairs’ Reception on June 14, 2017, celebrating our exceptional donors, patrons, sponsors and volunteers.

Rani Rahman

Each month, we profile a passionate member of the ROM's Young Patrons Circle, whose philanthropy is bringing art, nature and culture to life at the Museum. Meet Rani Rahman, YPC Member. 

This year, the ROM welcomes two new partners to the School Visits Bursary Program: Mandarin Restaurants and Nordstrom. We deeply appreciate the commitment of our education partners.

Together with the ROM, this passionate group of volunteers has established the Bishop White Committee Curator of Japanese Art & Culture—an endowed position that is the first of its kind in Canada.

The Slaight Family Foundation gives a $12-million donation to be shared by the ROM and 14 other not-for-profit organizations committed to improving the well-being of Canada’s Indigenous populations.

Sarah Salomon, YPC Member

Each month, we profile a passionate member of the ROM's Young Patrons Circle, whose philanthropy is bringing art, nature and culture to life at the Museum. Meet YPC Member Sarah Salomon. 

Carolyn Slon, YPC Member

Each month, we profile a passionate member of the ROM's Young Patrons Circle, whose philanthropy is bringing art, nature and culture to life at the Museum. Meet Carolyn Slon, NEW YPC Committee Member. 

Each month, we profile a member of the ROM's Young Patrons Circle, whose philanthropy is bringing art, nature and culture to life at the Museum. Meet Michael Lockhart, Vice-Chair of the YPC Committee. 

Patrons explore the ROM's Chinese collections

A celebrated collector and benefactor of Asian art, Robert Ellsworth will forever advance new acquisitions and knowledge at the ROM through a $10.3-million bequest.