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Young Patrons Circle (YPC) 

The Young Patrons Circle is a unique and intimate way for young professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s, to deepen their experience with ROM.

YPC members enjoy being part of a city-building community and are eager to find themselves at the heart of the Museum with exclusive access to ROM exhibitions, galleries, curators and collections.

By joining YPC, you’ll enjoy an all-access pass to exclusive events and networking opportunities at the Museum. And your contributions go directly towards enhancing ROM’s world-class galleries, exhibitions and programs and ensuring that they remain accessible and engaging for all.

ROM is grateful to YPC members for helping more people access art, culture, and nature through their world museum. YPC is committed to welcoming, reflecting, and engaging with the diverse communities in our region through its membership and program offerings, working in partnership with committees and partners across ROM.

YPC Highlights

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Send us an email and we’ll send you personalized information on YPC events, special offerings and programming at ROM.

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Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to ROM’s collections and curatorial staff

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Learn more about the benefits of being part of this dynamic philanthropic group 

Membership and Benefits

Joining YPC is one of the most powerful ways you can partner with your Museum to help ensure its future as a dynamic destination of art, culture and nature for all to enjoy. 

For their generous support, YPC members enjoy a range of benefits that afford the most intimate experiences at ROM, including the following core benefits: 

  • Free ROM admission for up to four adults including the cardholder(s) and four children (17 and under).
  • Invitation to exclusive YPC-only events (virtual and on-site)
  • Invitations to private exhibition viewings while ROM is closed to other visitors 
  • Invitations to exhibition Opening Parties and select joint events with the Royal Patrons Circle
  • Email updates from President & CEO, ROM Governors
  • Personalized service from YPC staff
  • Subscriptions to ROM Magazine, YPC e-newsletter and Members e-newsletter
  • Priority booking for ROM general admission and special exhibition tickets 
  • Priority booking for select ROM public programs and ROM Summer Club
  • One complimentary Caregiver Card (access for your child’s guardian)
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • 10% discount in ROM Boutiques and restaurants
  • Free access to select Canadian Museums and institutions across North America included in the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program and Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums 

Each gift made through the YPC program entitles you to a charitable tax receipt in the highest allowable amount within CRA guidelines.

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A visitor looks at an object in the ROM's Court of Chinese Sculpture

Voyager: Starting at $50/month with a 1-year commitment ($600-$999/year)

  • All core benefits
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $215

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A family visits the Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, The Americas, and Asia-Pacific

Explorer: Starting at $83/month with a 1-year commitment ($1000-$1799/year)

  • All core benefits
  • Choice of two named ROM Admission Cards and access to YPC events for two
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $600

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A ROM member and toddler in the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity

Adventurer: Starting at $150/month with a 1-year commitment ($1800-$2999/year)

  • All core benefits
  • Access to all YPC and Royal Patrons Circle (RPC) events
  • Two Member cards for complimentary ROM admission and line bypass. Book complimentary all-access tickets for up to four adults and four children (17 and under)
  • Transferable ROM tickets that can be shared with others for complimentary all-access ROM admission for up to four adults and four children (17 and under)
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $1,270

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ROM members at a holiday event

Discoverer: Starting at $250/month with a 1-year commitment ($3000-$4999/year)

  • All core benefits
  • Priority access to book behind-the-scenes tours
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $2,470

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Visitors in the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity

Trailblazer: Starting at $416/month with a 1-year commitment ($5000+/year)

  • All core benefits
  • Invitations to VIP receptions at exhibition Opening Parties and additional behind-the-scenes tours
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $4,470

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YPC Events

YPC events are designed to give you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to ROM’s curators, collections, galleries, research and exhibitions placing you at the centre of discovery. For those seeking to further their understanding of our world, there’s no better way to explore your Museum.

Young Patrons giving at the Explorer level ($1,000+) are welcome to bring a guest to events. YPC Members giving at the Adventurer level ($1,800+) receive additional invitations to select Royal Patrons Circle (RPC) events.

Upcoming Events: 

Opening Party: Wild Cats and Quilts: Made in Canada
 June 26

*All dates subject to change. Event RSVPs will be collected following an invitation by mail or email.

Contact Us

For more information or for assistance with your membership, please contact our team at ypc@rom.on.ca or 416.586.8003.

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YPC Committee

  • Chair, Lori Goldberg, 2019
  • Vice Chair, Jeffrey Sax, 2021
  • Ambassador Chair, Cristina Alvadane, 2007
  • Past Chair, Roy Tanaka, 2015
  • Edmund Chien, 2014
  • Liz English, 2010
  • Winniefred Kuang, 2021
  • Carolyn Slon, 2011
  • Claude Tambu, 2011 

YPC Ambassadors

  • Sadhisha Ambagahawita, 2019
  • Christopher Bozek, 2016
  • Andrea McLoughlin, 2016
  • Anshul Panday, 2018
  • Smruti Patel, 2014
  • Sarah Salomon, 2014
  • Alexandra Serrano-Selbie, 2023
  • Curtis Yim, 2016