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									                     Campaign Newsletter
                     Spring 2009

 The   most
cultural campaign
donors to renaissance roM are playing a personal role in shaping the future cultural landscape of toronto,                                            the renaissance roM Campaign Cabinet is a
and are transforming the Museum by unlocking the enormous potential contained in its wonderful                                                        diverse and inclusive body, broadly representing
collections, galleries, programs and buildings. the roM wishes to thank and acknowledge the following                                                 the vibrant communities the Museum serves, and
donors for gifts of $25,000 or more to renaissance roM and related projects as of april 2009.                                                         striving to engage the world through the wonder
                                                                                                                                                      of natural history and world cultures.
Cornerstone gifts                     HSBC Bank Canada                      Paula and Rudolph Schury            Jack and Catherine Leitch
$30,000,000 and above                 John Hunkin and Susan Crocker         Sorrell Financial Inc.              Dr. and Mrs. K. K. Leung              CaMpaign eXeCUtiVe                     honorary patron
Government of Canada                  Irving Tissue                         Teradata - a division of NCR        Michelle & Michael Levy Family        the hon. hilary M. Weston              hih princess takamado
Government of Ontario                 Estate of Beryl Ivey                  Mr. William Thorsell                  Foundation                          Chair
                                                                                                                                                      Mr. Rudolph P. Bratty                  honorary Cabinet Members
Michael Lee-Chin                      Richard M. Ivey and Beryl Ivey        John and Liz Tory                   Myrna Lo
                                                                                                                                                      Senior Partner                         Dimitris Azemopoulos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Message froM
                                      Tom Kierans and Mary Janigan          Trillion Financial Group - Kalano   Wah Chee and Elsie Lo
transforMing gifts                                                                                                                                    Bratty and Partners LLP                Consul General
                                      Kruger Products Limited                 Y.L. Jang                         Susanne and Charles Loewen                                                   Consulate General of Greece
$10 million - $29,999,999                                                                                                                             Mr. Jack Cockwell
                                      Estate of Campbell Alexander          Rita Tsang                          Mastronardi Produce Ltd.              Group Chairman
Jack Cockwell and Lynda Hamilton                                                                                                                                                             Ms. Penelope Erotokritou
                                        Leckie                              Elizabeth M. Walter                 Mazda Canada Inc.                     Brookfield Asset Management Inc.       Consul General
Schad Family
                                      A. G. Leventis Foundation             Weston Foods Canada                 McCarthy Tétrault                     Ms. Linda Hasenfratz                   Consulate General of the Republic
Teck Resources Limited                                                                                                                                CEO                                    of Cyprus
                                      Linamar Corporation                   Sharon Zuckerman                    Robert R. McEwen
James and Louise Temerty                                                                                                                              Linamar Corporation                    Mr. Ji In Hong
                                      Magna International Inc.              Anonymous (3)                       Paul and Martha McLean
Hilary and Galen Weston                                                                                                                               Mr. John S. Hunkin                     Consul General
                                      Maple Leaf Foods                                                          Jack and Vodrie McOuat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the president
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation                                           speCiaL gifts                                                             Former President & CEO                 Consulate General of the Republic
                                      Estate of Dorothy Muriel Matson                                           Merrill Lynch                         CIBC                                   of Korea
                                                                            $25,000 - $99,999
prinCipaL gifts                       Brenda and James McCutcheon                                               Eleanor and Jack Mintz                Mr. Michael Lee-Chin                   Mr. Tassaduq Hussain
                                                                            Aird & Berlis LLP                                                         Chairman                               Consul General
$5 million - $9,999,999               Audrey and David Mirvish                                                  Mizuho Corporate Bank (Canada)
                                                                            Mark and Gail Appel                                                       Portland Holdings Inc.                 Consulate General of Pakistan
Shreyas and Mina Ajmera               Mitsui & Co., (Canada) Ltd.                                               The Honourable Robert S. and
                                                                            Tony and Anne Arrell                                                      Mr. G. Wallace McCain                  Mr. Bandula Jayasekara
Thor and Nicole Eaton                 Nienkämper Furniture                                                        Dixie Anne Montgomery
                                                                            Baker Real Estate Corporation &                                           Chairman                               Consul General
Elizabeth Samuel                      Robert E. Pierce & Family                                                 Murphy’s Food Sales & Marketing       Maple Leaf Foods Inc.                  Democratic Socialist Republic of
                                                                              Invar Building Corporation                                                                                     Sri Lanka
Alex and Simona Shnaider              Assuntino and Angelina Ricciuto                                           Nestlé Canada Inc.                    Mr. James. W. McCutcheon
                                                                            Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (Canada)                                                                                Mr. Koichi Kawakami
Joey and Toby Tanenbaum               RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust                                       The Nielsen Company                   Mr. Joseph M. Tanenbaum
                                                                            Robert Barnett and Leslie                                                                                        Consul General
                                      La Fondation Sackler (The Sackler                                         Nissan Canada Inc.                    Chairman & CEO
Leadership gifts                                                              Montgomery                                                              Jay-M Holdings Limited                 Consulate General of Japan
$1 million - $4,999,999                 Foundation)                                                             Olymel, S.E.C./L.P.                                                          Mrs. Priti Saran
                                                                            J.P. Bickell Foundation                                                   Mr. James Temerty
Rudolph P. Bratty & Family            Sony Canada                                                               Ontario Potato and O.P.D.I.                                                  Consul General
                                                                            Blaney McMurtry LLP                                                       Chairman
                                      Estate of Henrietta E. Stevenson                                            Logistics                           Northland Power Inc.                   Consulate General of India
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.                                            John and Nancy Bligh

                                      The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation                                           Mr. John G.B. and Mrs. Deanne Orr     Mr. William Thorsell                   Dr. Kunjar M. Sharma
CIBC                                                                        Borden Ladner Gervais LLP                                                                                        Honorary Consul General
                                      Toyota Canada Inc.                                                        David and Bernadette Palmer           Director & CEO
John and Merrilyn Driscoll
                                      Vale Inco Limited
                                                                            Mary & Murray Bosley
                                                                                                                Roger and Maureen Parkinson           Royal Ontario Museum                   Royal Nepalese Consulate General             hope you are reading this near a window              the $280 million fundraising mark, officially
W. Robert Farquharson & Family                                              Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.                                                                                   Ms. Maureen Siu
                                                                                                                                                      Ms. Rita Tsang
The Globe and Mail                    W Studio Carpets & Alan Pourvakil
                                                                            Burnbrae Farms Limited
                                                                                                                PCL Packaging Corporation
                                                                                                                                                      President & Chief Executive            Director, Toronto                            somewhere, watching our world come alive             making it the most successful cultural campaign
                                      Estate of Isabel Carey Warne                                              Pepsi QTG Canada                                                             Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
William and Patricia Harris                                                 Centennial Foods
                                                                                                                Piller Sausage & Delicatessens Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                      Tour East Holidays Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr. T.T. Tsui
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          after such a long and cold winter. The month         in Canadian history. I would like to personally
Ian Ihnatowycz and Marta Witer /      John J. Wood
                                                                            The Albert C. W. Chan Foundation
  Ukrainian Canadian Community                                                                                  Dr. Lloyd M. Piszel                                                          Wanchai, Hong Kong                           of May reminds me that the world begins anew         thank each one of you for getting us this far;
                                      MaJor gifts                           Dr. Martin Chepesiuk and                                                                                         Madame Zhu Taoying
Jennifer Ivey Bannock / Ivey          $100,000 - $249,999                     Ms. Halyna Perun
                                                                                                                Zenon and Sonia Potichnyj
                                                                                                                                                                                             Consul General                          again and here at the ROM, we are celebrating the         your steady passion, commitment and support for
  Foundation                                                                                                    Mary Jean and Frank Potter                                                   People’s Republic of China, Toronto
                                      Arius3D Canada                        CIBC Mellon
                                                                                                                PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP                                                                                           diversity of life this spring with the opening of the     Renaissance ROM has been an inspiration to me
Patrick and Barbara Keenan &          James C. Baillie                      City of Toronto
  Family                              Marilyn and Charles Baillie           ConAgra Foods Canada
                                                                                                                Procter & Gamble Inc.                                                                                                inspirational Schad Gallery of Biodiversity on May        and our entire team here at the ROM Governors.
                                                                                                                Joan R. Randall                       CaMpaign CaBinet                       Dr. Jack M. Mintz
Loblaw Companies Limited              Bell Canada                           Compass Canada
                                                                                                                In memory of Elizabeth Rhind          Mr. Shreyas Ajmera                     Palmer Chair in Public Policy           16, 2009. A profile of Robert and Elizabeth Schad              As we enter the final months of fundraising
Manulife Financial                    Better Beef                           The Estelle Craig Family Trust                                            President                              University of Calgary
Judy and Wilmot Matthews              Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP          Estate of Lucille R. Davies
                                                                                                                Estate of Norma Ruth Ridley           Seenergy Foods Ltd.                    Mr. David Mirvish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     is featured in this newsletter. As you will read, their   for the campaign, the Countdown to Completion
Mr. G. Wallace and Hon.                                                                                         Mrs. Norman S. Robertson              Ms. Jennifer Ivey Bannock              President                               commitment to the environment and passion for             Task Force, ROM Governors staff, and many other
                                      Fran and Lawrence Bloomberg           Michael and Honor de Pencier
                                                                                                                Rosenbloom Groupe Inc.                Director                               Mirvish Productions
  Margaret Norrie McCain              Jean-Raymond Boulle
The R. Samuel McLaughlin
                                                                                                                Rotman Family                         Ivey Foundation                        Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell                 action-oriented philanthropy is truly motivational.       volunteers are focused on raising funds to complete
                                      Campbell Company of Canada            DENSO Manufacturing Canada, Inc.                                          Mr. Joe F. Brennan                     President
  Foundation                          Cascades Tissue Group                 Michael Detlefsen and Louise
                                                                                                                Arthur and Mary Sawchuk
                                                                                                                                                      President                              Department of Museum Volunteers (ROM)         Looking back at the events over the last four       the final phase of Renaissance ROM. We hope
Peter and Melanie Munk                                                                                          Lionel and Carol Schipper
                                      Cathay Pacific Airways Limited          Le Beau
                                                                                                                Shinkikai (Association of Japanese
                                                                                                                                                      J. F. Brennan Design/Build Inc.        Dr. Elizabeth Muir
                                                                                                                                                                                             Past President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     months, I am amazed at some of the ‘firsts’ we have       you will consider making a gift, however large
Sir Christopher Ondaatje, O.C., CBE   Colgate-Palmolive Canada Inc.         Dorie Dohrenwend                                                          Hon. David Crombie
Power Corporation of Canada           Commemorative Organization for        The Dubczak Family
                                                                                                                  Canadian Businesses &               President & CEO                        Department of Museum Volunteers (ROM)   experienced here at the Museum. In December,              or small, or additional donation to the campaign,
                                                                                                                  Professionals)                      Canadian Urban Institute               Mr. Manabu Nishimae
RBC Foundation                          the Japan World Exposition (‘70)    Dupont Corian / The Willis Group
                                                                                                                                                      Hon. William G. Davis                  President & Director                    we celebrated the opening of the Teck Suite of            as we need your support now more than ever
Wendy and Leslie Rebanks                                                                                        Shiu Pong Group of Companies
                                      Cultural Spaces Canada Program        E.D. Smith & Sons, Limited                                                                                       Honda Canda Inc.
Ernest and Flavia Redelmeier                                                                                    Shoppers Home Health Care
                                                                                                                                                      Torys LLP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Galleries: Earth’s Treasures. This suite includes the     to reach the top of the “fundraising summit.”
                                      David Chapman’s Ice Cream Limited     El-En Packaging Company Limited                                                                                  Mr. Kazuto Ogawa
Nita and Donald Reed                  Dimitra and Michael Davidson &        Andrew Faas
                                                                                                                SMBC Global Foundation Inc.           Mr. Michael E. Detlefsen               President & CEO                         Vale Inco Limited Gallery of Minerals with more                By the end of June 2009 we will celebrate
                                                                                                                St. Helen’s Meat Packers Limited &    Co-Managing Director                   Canon Canada Inc.
ROM Department of Museum                Family                              Anna-Liisa and Graham Farquharson
                                                                                                                  Lazar Yitzchok Kosher Meats         Muir Detlefsen & Associates            Mr. Perukazu Okahashi                   than 2,000 remarkable specimens, the spectacular          and reflect on the success of Renaissance
  Volunteers                          The DeGasperis Family                 Farrow & Ball                                                                                                    President & CEO
Scotiabank Group                      Glenna and George Fierheller          Dr. Madeline M. Field
                                                                                                                Barbara L. Steele                     Mr. Roman Dubczak
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mitsui & Co (Canada) Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gallery of Gems and Gold and the Canadian Mining          ROM and its incredible legacy.
                                                                                                                                                      Managing Director, Equity Capital
                                                                                                                Estate of Donald and Frances
Sigmund Samuel Gallery Fund           General Mills Canada                  First Gulf Corporation                                                    Markets                                Mr. Peter Oliver                        Hall of Fame Gallery. The Teck Suite of Galleries              Thank you again for being part of this
St. Joseph Communications                                                                                         Strudley                            CIBC World Markets                     Partner
                                      Bob and Irene Gillespie               Lloyd and Gladys Fogler
TD Bank Financial Group                                                                                         StuCor Construction Ltd.              Mr. Robert T. Gillespie                Oliver-Bonacini Restaurants             also marks a new ‘digital’ first for the ROM, as it       transformational campaign. As we gear towards
                                      Ira Gluskin and Maxine Granovsky-     Robert and Julia Foster
Shokokai                                Gluskin                             Dr. Marian Fowler
                                                                                                                Sumitomo Canada Ltd.                  President
                                                                                                                                                      Gilvest Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mrs. Deanne M. Orr
                                                                                                                                                                                             Co-Chair, Bishop White Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     introduces a new system of e-labelling that adds          the triumphant completion of Renaissance
Richard Wernham and Julia West                                                                                  Symbol Technologies Canada, ULC
                                      The Hon. Edwin A. Goodman and         Franklin Templeton Investments
                                                                                                                TD Friends of the Environment         Dr. Natasha Gurevich                   Royal Ontario Museum                    a considerable depth of additional information            ROM, it is definitely our time in the sun.
Red and Brenda Wilson                   M. Joan Thompson                    Frito Lay Canada                                                                                                 Mr. Robert E. Pierce
                                                                                                                                                      Mr. Kenneth W. Harrigan
Alfred G. Wirth                       H.J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd.     Genuine Health
                                                                                                                Teknion Corporation
                                                                                                                                                      Chairman                               Partner                                 about our specimens. We continue to receive
                                                                                                                Thomas, Large & Singer Inc.                                                  Stonegate Private Counsel LP
Anonymous (4)                         Hauser Industries Inc.                Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
                                                                                                                Toronto Cathay Lions Club
                                                                                                                                                      K.W. Harrigan Consultants
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr. Frank Potter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     extraordinary feedback from both guests and staff
                                      Higgins & Burke Tea & Coffee          John and Judith Grant                                                     Mrs. Patricia Harris
foUnding gifts                        Richard and Martha Hogarth            H. Donald Guthrie, Q.C.
                                                                                                                Toronto Elegant Lions Club            Mr. William B. Harris
                                                                                                                                                                                             Chairman                                alike on this engaging new element at the ROM.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Emerging Markets Advisors Inc.
$250,000 - $999,999                                                                                             Toshiba of Canada Limited             Ms. Gwen Harvey                                                                      We enjoyed our most successful March Break
Bram and Bluma Appel
                                      Margo and Ernest Howard               Jean and Ken Harrigan
                                                                                                                Towers Perrin                         President
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ms. Jean M. Read                                                                                  Dr. Marie Bountrogianni
                                      Inmet Mining Corporation                                                                                                                               Jean M. Read Dispute Resolution
ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.
                                                                            The Haynes-Connell Foundation
                                                                                                                Toyota Financial Services/Lexus       BridgeWater Family Wealth Services                                             ever with over 70,000 families experiencing the
                                      Rosamond Ivey                         Hino Motors Canada                                                        Management Inc.                        Mr. John A. Rhind
Shirley and Edward Barr               Suzanne Ivey Cook                     Hitachi Canada Ltd.
                                                                                                                  Financial Services
                                                                                                                                                      Mrs. Martha J. Hogarth                 Ms. Irene So                            wonderful activities that were on hand to entertain
Roloff Beny Foundation                                                                                          Turner Fleischer Architects Inc.                                             Senior Vice President
                                      Lassonde Industries Inc.              John E. Horton and Family
                                                                                                                UFJ Bank Canada
                                                                                                                                                      Ms. Donna Ihnatowycz
                                                                                                                                                                                             RBC Dominion Securities                 our younger visitors. On March 22, 2009, we also
BMO Financial Group                   Anne Y. Lindsey                       Mr. and Mrs. W.B.G. Humphries                                             President
Canon Canada Inc.                     Linda and Steve Lowden                Hussmann Canada Inc.
                                                                                                                Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of      Affinity Resource Management           Mr. Suresh Thakrar                      welcomed our one millionth visitor of the fiscal year.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Vice President
                                                                                                                  Taras Shevchenko
Cargill Meat Solutions                John and Gail MacNaughton             Ice River Springs Water Co.
                                                                                                                                                      The Hon. Henry N.R. Jackman
                                                                                                                                                                                             RBC Financial Group                           In this season of springtime and re-birth, it is
Jeanne Timmins Costello Trust                                                                                   Unisource Canada Inc.
                                      Marsan Foods                          Interforest Ltd.                                                                                                 Mr. Yoichi Tomihara
De Beers Canada Inc.                                                                                            Vanbots Construction
                                                                                                                                                      Hal Jackman Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                             President & CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     also a season of new beginnings here at the ROM
                                      The McLean Foundation                 The Ippolito Family                                                       Mr. Peter S. Janson
Department of Canadian Heritage -     Marion Megill Trust                   J & D Produce, Inc., Edinburg,
                                                                                                                Phyllis and William Waters            Corporate Director
                                                                                                                                                                                             Toyota Canada Inc.                      Governors office, as we move closer to the end of
  Virtual Museum of Canada                                                                                      Gary and Heidi Weddel                                                        Mrs. Harriet Walker
                                      The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen         Texas
                                                                                                                Dr. Fred Weinberg and Mrs. Joy
                                                                                                                                                      Mr. Chris Jordan
                                                                                                                                                      President & CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                             President                               the Renaissance ROM Campaign. We look forward
Fredrik S. Eaton                        Foundation                          Peter and Peggy Janson                                                                                           Harriet Walker & Associates
Murray Frum and Nancy Lockhart        Metro Label Company Ltd. &            The Jarislowsky Foundation
                                                                                                                  Cherry Weinberg                     Young & Rubicam Advertising Canada
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr. V. Prem Watsa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to the start of a new era and supporting innovative
                                                                                                                Western Creamery                      Mr. Bipin Khimasia
GE Canada                               The Lal Family                      JNE Consulting Ltd.                                                       CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                             Chairman & CEO                          and exciting initiatives on behalf of the Museum.
Government of Ontario - Ministry                                                                                Donald and Sally Wright                                                      Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.
                                      Ministry of Natural Resources         JVC Canada Inc.                                                           Sigma Capital Management Group Inc.
  of Culture Capital Rehabilitation                                                                             Roman (Moko) Wynnyckyj and                                                   Mr. Richard S. Wernham                        It is my great pleasure to inform you that
                                      The Muzzo Family                      Kellogg Canada Inc.                                                       Mr. Thomas E. Kierans
  Fund                                Panasonic Canada Inc.                 Arthur P. Kennedy
                                                                                                                  Maria Lialka
                                                                                                                                                      Mr. Stanley P. Kwan                    Soutterham Investments Limited          the Renaissance ROM Campaign has reached
Embassy of Greece                                                                                               Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd.              Partner
                                      Hilda McLaughlin Pangman              Vera and Albert Kircheis                                                                                         Mr. Doug Wilson
Adrian Hartog and Jasmine                                                                                       John Yaremko, Q.C. and Mary A.        Stanley Kwan & Company
                                      Mrs. Rosemary Rathgeb                 KPMG LLP                                                                                                         President & COO
  Vujasinovic Hartog                                                                                              Yaremko                             Mrs. Elsie Lo                          Sony of Canada Limited
                                      John and Elizabeth Rhind              Kroll Computer Systems Inc.
Alexandra and Julia Holgate                                                                                     Simon and Jan Zucker & Family         Mrs. Susanne Loewen                    Mr. Lynton R. Wilson
                                      Alfredo and Moira Romano              Charles and Jane Kucey & Family                                                                                  Chairman
Philip N. Holtby                                                                                                Anonymous (3)                         Mr. Stephens B. Lowden
                                      Richard Rooney and Laura Dinner       Ihor and Valentina Kuryliw                                                                                       CAE Inc.
Honda Canada Inc.                     The Salamander Foundation             The S E Lam Family Foundation                                             Mr. Bahadur Madhani
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr. Robert C. Wong
                                                                                                                                                      Equiprop Management Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                             Leon Frazer & Associates Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                      Ms. Malika Mendez
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr. I. Richard Wookey
                                                                                                                                                      DMV Fundraising Committe

 Upcoming Events
                                                                                                                                                                                             Soutterham Investments Limited
                                                                                                                                                      Royal Ontario Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mrs. Sharon Zuckerman

Chairmen’s reception                                                        Culture shock: Celebrity Watch                                            fact or fiction: get real!
June 23, 2009 (by invitation)                                               September 23, 2009                                                        October 22, 2009
This annual event celebrates philanthropy at the ROM,                       Tickets: $500 each                                                        Presented by: Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                  Beaujolais Private Investment Management
thanking and recognizing those donors, patrons, sponsors                    Join the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the
and volunteers who have generously contributed their                                                                                                  Tickets: $250 each
                                                                            ROM for the second annual Culture Shock event themed
financial support and considerable time to making the                                                                                                 Patron opportunities: $5,000, $10,000
                                                                            Celebrity Watch—an unforgettable film and fame
ROM one of the world’s great museums. This year marks                                                                                                 Come play with us at the ROM’s trademarked guessing
                                                                            fundraiser, produced in association with Filminute—the
the 25th anniversary of the Royal Patrons’ Circle, the                                                                                                game of deception, deduction and discovery. Contestants
                                                                            one minute online film festival. Enjoy a sneak peek of
ROM’s annual giving program that combines ROM                                                                                                         are told two facts by curatorial staff at each of 20 game
                                                                            Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913–2008,
Membership with a long tradition of philanthropy. Guests                                                                                              tables, and must guess which objects or stories are the
                                                                            a stunning star-studded exhibition of celebrity portraiture!
will also have the first opportunity to preview the exhibition                                                                                        real-deal! This year’s event also promotes an upcoming
                                                                            All proceeds support the ICC Endowment Fund.                              ROM exhibition Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries. It will take
Dead Sea Scrolls: Words that Changed the World.
                                                                            Contact Kirsten Kamper at 416.586.8064 or                                 a savvy guest to get the most correct answers and win an
                                                                   for tickets.                                           exotic trip courtesy of Tour East Holidays.
                                                                                                                                                      All proceeds support the ROM Research Endowment Fund.
                                                                                                                                                      Contact Kirsten Kamper at 416.586.8064 or
                                                                                                                                             for tickets.
for the ROM
The spectacular Schad Gallery of
                                                                                                                           The Schad

Biodiversity has inspired generous                                                                                         Gallery of
gifts of all levels from donors,                                                                                           construction.

volunteers and friends of the
ROM who are passionate
about life on Earth.
                                                                “Conserving the boreal forest is a uniquely
                                                                Canadian opportunity and one with global
                                                                significance. The Ivey Foundation is working
                                                A view of the   with organizations across Canada to help
                                                Earth Rangers   protect the boreal forest so that it becomes                                            Robert Schad, Elizabeth Schad, Peter Kendall
                                                Studio coming   a valued treasure, not another crisis in
                                                to life.
                                                                biodiversity. We are pleased to be part of the
                                                                Schad Gallery, assisting the ROM in bringing
                                                                these critical issues to the public’s attention. “

                                                                Bruce Lourie

                                                                                                                                                        Robert &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      reference letter from Albert Einstein
                                                                President, Ivey Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and $25 – that was all Robert Schad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      had when he arrived in Canada in 1951.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 numerous factors affecting its survival. The highly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nearly 60 years later, his success in
                                                                                                                     A colourful                                                                                                                                 anticipated Schad Gallery of Biodiversity is scheduled
                                                                                                                                                                                                       building Husky Injection Molding Systems into a

                                                                                                                     aquarium                                                                                                                                    to open its doors to the public on May 16, 2009.
                                                                                                                     houses a                                                                          $1 Billion company has allowed him to give back to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This innovative and interactive gallery combines
                                                                                                                     rich diversity                                                                    the community – devoting his time and energy to
  “I have been a supporter of Renaissance                                                                                                                                                                                                                        seven ecosystem experiences, roughly 2,500
                                                                                                                     of live reef                                                                      funding projects that generate public awareness and
  ROM from the beginning, but recently I                                                                             invertebrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 specimens, and the Earth Rangers Studio to convey
                                                                                                                                                                                                       provide education on environmental issues.
  had a preview tour of the Schad Gallery                                                                            and small                                                                                                                                   an important message about the stunning variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Robert Schad and his wife, Elizabeth, share a

                                                                                                                                                        Schad are
  which made a powerful impression on                                                                                fishes.                                                                                                                                     life on Earth and the interconnectedness of nature’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                       passion for the environment and wildlife conservation.
  me. I was so impressed by the concept of                                                                                                                                                                                                                       amazing web.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       In 2004, they along with Peter Kendall, Executive
  the gallery and its potential for education                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Earth Rangers’ Power of One show is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Director of the Schad Foundation, established Earth
  and raising public awareness in the area                                                                                                                                                                                                                       15-minute multi-media experience featured in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rangers, a non-profit organization that empowers
  of biodiversity that I made a second                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Earth Rangers Studio. It incorporates some of Earth

                                                                                                                                                                                                       kids to improve the health of the planet. By building
  donation specifically to this gallery.”                                       “In the past 70 years, we have rapidly and                                                                                                                                       Rangers’ most dynamic live animal ambassadors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       on kids’ natural connection to wildlife, Earth Rangers’
                                                                                extensively altered our planet’s ecosystems,                                                                                                                                     including a lemur, snowy owl, serval cat and
  Elizabeth Mitchell                                                                                                                                                                                   live shows and interactive website motivate hundreds
                                                                                resulting in a substantial biodiversity loss. In                                                                                                                                 American kestrel, and demonstrates the responsibility
  President, Department of Museum                                                                                                                                                                      of thousands of kids each year to make realistic
                                                                                the hopes of furthering our understanding                                                                                                                                        each of us has to care for the environment.
  Volunteers & Renaissance ROM Donor                                                                                                                                                                   lifestyle changes to better the planet.
                                                                                and commitment to change. The Salamander                                                                                                                                               Several educational and interactive programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Schads strongly believe that life on earth
                                                                                Foundation is proud to support the Great Lakes                                                                                                                                   related to the latest scientific research, news and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       is in crisis, but that there is hope for change by
                                                                                Ecosystems exhibit in the Schad Gallery of                                                                                                                                       issues concerning life on Earth will also be offered
                                                                                                                                                                                                       providing education that will inspire action. “There is
                                                                                Biodiversity at the ROM.”                                                                                                                                                        to Schad Gallery visitors. These programs include
                                                                                                                                                                                                       hope if we become accountable for our actions and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Eco-Challenge, which motivates visitors to learn
                                                                                Nan Shuttleworth                                                                                                       make a commitment to change. It’s not only up to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 more about the environment with fun puzzles and
                                                                                President, The Salamander Foundation                                                                                   government and large organizations, we as individuals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 challenging quests, and Backyard Naturalists, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                       must also make changes to our lifestyle,” says Robert.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 encourages participants to think globally while acting
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Given the Schads’ passion for the environment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 locally as they discover the world through the eyes
                                                                                                                                                                                                       and their deep concern with the current state of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of a naturalist. Gallery Highlight puts the spotlight
                                                                                                                                      One of                                                           planet, it’s no surprise they jumped at the opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on certain touchable Schad Gallery specimens,
                                                                                                                                      seven intricate                                                  to support a permanent gallery at the ROM, focused
                                                                                                                                      ecosystems on                                                                                                              such as animal pelts, shells, feathers and insects and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       on the diversity and fragility of life on Earth and the
                                                                                                                                      display, a view                                                                                                            Lost in the Wilderness explores a park, protected area
                                                                                                                                      of the Arctic                                                                                                              or ecosystem. The ROM has also teamed up with
                                                                                                                                      system taking                                                                                                              environmentally-conscious organizations to present
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 green initiatives taking place in our communities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with Partners in Protection.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Continued on back page
Passion for the ROM continued                                                                    The transformational gift to the ROM from the Schad family not only
      The Schads’ passion for the ROM began with their initial involvement as              supports the creation of the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, but also funds its
members, nearly two decades ago. “Our visits to the ROM were fun, educational              programming and research related to biodiversity and environmental conservation
experiences for our son and his friends,” says Elizabeth. We went regularly and            through the ROM’s Department of Natural History.
especially enjoyed the March Break programs.” Elizabeth is now a member of the                   The ROM is celebrating the new Schad Gallery of Biodiversity with a special
ROM Board of Governors and sits on the Fact? or Fiction? Committee, that helps             reception and private dedication event leading up to the public opening in mid-
organize an annual fundraising event in support of ROM research.                           May. “It’s getting more exciting every day and we can’t wait for the opening. We are
      Robert recounts how impressed they were with the forward-looking vision of           pleased to partner with the ROM and proud of the role played by Earth Rangers and
the ROM and the bold, new design of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. “Finally, the            the Schad Foundation to help the ROM bring the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity to
Museum had moved away from the look and feel of a dark, old English institution            reality,” says Robert.
and was adapting itself to modern day design, and focusing on relevant issues
like threats to biodiversity,” he recalls. “We loved the progressive, contemporary
approach William Thorsell [Director & CEO] brought to the ROM.”
      The Schads paid no attention to the early-day critics of the new ROM, instead
choosing to look ahead to what the Museum could become. “Already the Museum
has totally changed – you can really see a difference and feel the renewed sense of
wonder,” says Elizabeth.
      Their hope for the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity is that it will engage the
public in a new and provocative way to educate people on the critical issues that
are putting life on Earth in crisis. “We hope that the gallery will serve to inspire
change and instill hope for the future through education, especially for the younger
generation,” says Elizabeth.
      “We are systematically destroying our world. If we don’t do anything now
to change our unsustainable lifestyles, how can we possibly expect our world to
be habitable in the future?” asks Robert. “It is very important to understand the
environmental consequences of our actions, change our bad habits, and educate our
children for a better future.”
      Earth Rangers reached 165,000 school children last year and plan to reach
nearly 350,000 kids, parents and teachers in 2009, in part through their expanded
presence at the ROM. “The number one concern for children when it comes to
the environment is the state of animals and their habitats,” says Peter. “Children
fall in love with the live animal ambassadors they meet in person at our shows or
online at and feel inspired to make a difference.”

Renaissance ROM
Campaign Overview
                                                         RaiSEd tO datE: $280.9M                                                                                     LEft tO RaiSE

        $42M                       $30M                                        $166.6M                                                       $42.3M                      $16.5M
      Provincial                  Federal                                       Capital                                                      Related                     Capital
     Government                  Government                                                                                                  Priorites

                                                           The Renaissance ROM Campaign, the most successful                                                           (Above) Photo
                                                                                                                                                                       of Earth Rangers
                                                           cultural fundraising campaign in Canadian history, is                                                       show wowing
                                                                                                                                                                       children over
                                                           counting down to completion. Renaissance ROM has                                                            March Break.
                                                           accomplished much: doubling the number of artifacts                                                         (Left) Renais-
                                                           and specimens on display within 300,000 square feet                                                         sance ROM
                                                                                                                                                                       has re-engaged
                                                           of new and renovated gallery space, creating a state-                                                       ROM members
                                                                                                                                                                       while attracting
                                                           of-the-art digital gallery, and improving the ROM’s                                                         a new audience
                                                           classrooms, studios, and teaching spaces. The ROM                                                           to the ROM’s
                                                           continues to secure funds to complete the final phase                                                       spaces.

                                                           of Renaissance ROM.

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•   Contact: Laura Sutherland
                                                           of Renaissance ROM!
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