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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 the 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 the 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 the ROM.

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Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the 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 the ROM, including the following core benefits: 

  • Free ROM admission for up to four adults including the cardholder(s) and four children (under 18).
  • Invitations to exclusive YPC-only virtual events
  • Invitations to private exhibition viewings while the ROM is closed to other visitors* 
  • Invitations to exclusive YPC-only on-site events* 
  • 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 

*Benefit may not be offered in accordance with COVID-19 era health and safety guidelines.  

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 $425

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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 $820

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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 and two transferable RPC ROM admission cards
  • Access to quarterly RPC Mini Courses
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $1,570

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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
  • Access to quarterly Royal Patrons Circle Mini Courses
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $2,770

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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
  • Access to quarterly Royal Patrons Circle Mini Courses
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $4,770

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YPC Events

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our top priority. We’re following the advice of public health authorities and making every effort to help ensure visits are enjoyable, entertaining and, above all, safe.

YPC events are designed to give you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the 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: 

RPC Tour of David Angelo’s Modern Art Collections

Tuesday, July 12

Patrons Private Viewing – Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

Saturday, July 23

YPC Exclusive: Summer Bash at Toronto Zoo

Thursday, August 18

7th Annual ROM Classic Golf Tournament

Monday, September 12   

ROM Celebration Dinner

Thursday, September 15

Opening Party – Kent Monkman: Being Legendary

Thursday, October 6

YPC Exclusive: Japanese Ceramics Session with Akiko Takasue, Associate Curator, Japanese Art & Culture

November

Patrons Private Viewing – Canadian Modern: Design and Craft from ROM’s Collections / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022

December

YPC Exclusive: Virtual Cookie Decorating Event

December

YPC Exclusive: YPC Vault Tour

January 2023

*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 Sangjoon Park, Manager, Donor Circles at ypc@rom.on.ca or 416.586.5556.

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YPC Committee

  • Chair, Roy Tanaka, 2015
  • Vice Chair, Lori Goldberg, 2019 
  • Ambassador Chair, Cristina Alvadane, 2007
  • Past Chair, Michael Lockhart, 2012
  • Edmund Chien, 2014
  • Liz English, 2010
  • Christina Ferris, 2017
  • Winniefred Kuang, 2021
  • Jeffrey Sax, 2021
  • Carolyn Slon, 2011
  • Claude Tambu, 2011 

YPC Ambassadors

  • Layth Ashoo, 2020
  • Christopher Bozek, 2016
  • Elizabeth Cameron, 2019
  • Edison Chai, 2018
  • Redmond Chambers, 2019
  • Andrew Ellis, 2019
  • Gloria Kapuku, 2014
  • Tom Klosek, 2016
  • Andrea McLoughlin, 2016
  • Nacera Lawrence, 2017
  • Anshul Panday, 2018
  • Jennifer Pritchard, 2018
  • Sarah Salomon, 2014
  • Kristine Tkachenko, 2018
  • Angela Wallace, 2018
  • Curtis Yim, 2016