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An Unwavering Commitment to the ROM

Frank Potter, left, and Jack Cockwell The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honour the Museum can bestow on a volunteer and is reserved for those who have generously provided extraordinary and meritorious service to the ROM. The ROM recognized Jack Cockwell and Frank Potter with this

The Temertys – Two of the ROM’s Greatest Ambassadors

Louise and James Temerty Avid museum-goers, James and Louise Temerty discovered the ROM when they moved to Toronto from Montreal over 35 years ago. When the opportunity came along in 1998 for Jim to volunteer on the ROM Board of Governors, he jumped at the chance. Since then, the Temertys have

John Borovilos- Investing in a Legacy of Learning

John Borovilos conducts around 50 Museum tours each year. When John Borovilos talks about the ROM’s collections, his enthusiasm is palpable. A ROM Member since the 1980s, he recalls visiting the ROM as a child and being astounded by the height of the Museum’s Nisga’a mortuary totem pole,

Vera Kircheis- A Lifetime of Giving

Vera Kircheis with her late husband Albert Kircheis At 87, Vera Kircheis’ energy and vibrant laugh is infectious. The more time you spend with her, the more apparent her love for art, history and travel becomes. Vera’s appreciation for culture and unique objects started early; “My father was

Raymond James- Leaving a Dinosaur-sized Footprint on the ROM

Peter Kahnert, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing at Raymond James Ltd., with Janet Carding and Dianne Lister at the Patrons Preview of Ultimate Dinosaurs A key value for the people of Raymond James is giving back into the communities in which they live and serve clients

Inaugural Run for the ROM Brings Museum Family Together

We were delighted to participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Group Charity Challenge on October 14, 2012. Many ROM staff came out as walkers and runners and the Museum was an official neighbourhood cheering station along the route. Despite the rainy weather, spirits were soaring

The Next Generation of Philanthropists

Friday night fun On November, 16, 2012 members of the Young Patrons Circle (YPC) and friends got the VIP treatment at a special Friday Night Live (FNL) VIP cocktail gathering. Patrons enjoyed some delectable hors d’oeuvres in the beautiful c5 Restaurant Lounge, and took advantage of a private

Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion “It’s a day I will always remember,” says Patricia Harris. “The Dior dress was nestled in folds of tissue paper and it was a gorgeous rich red. Inside another box was a sky-high pair of black heels and a matching red belt. The dress took over 500 hours to make and you

Keeping Philanthropy En Vogue

Jennifer Ivey Bannock as a fashion model in the 80s Jennifer Ivey Bannock has been a long-time friend and supporter of the ROM. A member of the Board of Governors since 2000, she has supported a diverse range of ROM exhibitions, galleries and programs. Stemming in part from her years as a fashion

Fashioning a Legacy at the ROM

Dr. Marian Fowler is a celebrated biographer renowned for her intimate portraits of individualistic women of style and substance. She herself collects vintage costume jewellery and has written about such fashion icons as Marlene Dietrich, Wallis Simpson, and Jackie Kennedy. Although she has many