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Our Supporters

The Gardiner Museum thanks the generous individuals, corporations, foundations, and government funders who make it possible for the Gardiner to celebrate the art of clay.

The Gardiner Benefactor Award

The Gardiner Benefactor Award is given to a donor or donors who have sustained the Museum over an extended period through donation of objects, financial support, or both.

Bill & Molly Anne Macdonald, 2014
In Memory of R. Murray Bell & Ann Walker Bell, 2015
Robert & Marian Cumming, 2016
Dr. Pierre Karch & Dr. Mariel O’Neill-Karch, 2017
Jean & Kenneth Laundy, 2018
Diana Reitberger, 2019
Raphael Yu, 2020
Lorna Marsden, 2021

Exhibition Sponsors

Renaissance Venice: Life & Luxury at the Crossroads

Co-Presenting Sponsors
Mary Janigan & Tom Kierans
David Staines & Noreen Taylor

Supporting Sponsor
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Presenting Programs Sponsor
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Publication Sponsor
Gesellschaft der Keramikfreunde

Official Paint Sponsor
Farrow & Ball

RAW (2020)

Co-Presenting Sponsors
Kim Spencer McPhee Barristers PC
The Rooney Family Foundation

Education & Programs Sponsors

Community Access Fund
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation

Community Arts Space 2021: Knowing Histories, Building Futures
Lead Sponsor
TD Bank Group

Next Generation: Emerging Artists Who Work In Clay
Presenting Partner
Sheridan College

Lead Supporter
RBC Emerging Artists Project

Community Building Weekends 2020

Presenting Sponsor
The Citrine Foundation

Weston Family Foundation
The Gardiner Volunteer Committee

2020 Emergency Support Provided By

The Hal Jackman Foundation
Pierre Karch & Mariel O’Neill-Karch
Brian Wilks
The Peter and Melanie Munk Foundation, in honour of Janice Stein
William R. and Shirley Beatty Charitable Fund

Acquisitions Fund

Esther Sarick

Event Sponsors

Gardiner Goes Outside

Presenting Sponsors:
David Staines & Noreen Taylor
Kim Spencer McPhee Barristers PC
Mary Janigan & Tom Kierans

Supporting Partners:
Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney
Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski
Weston Family Foundation

Thanks to
The Citrine Foundation
HUB International
Margaret McCain
Andre Morriseau
Rosemary Phelan
Diana Reitberger

Government Partners

Canada Council for the Arts
City of Toronto
Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Arts Foundation
Province of Ontario

Collections & Library Donors

The Museum is grateful to the following people for their recent gifts to our collections and archives:

Madeleine Amestoy
Peter Callas
Len Dutton
Rudolf and Jerroldine Harmson
James Kudelka
The Macdonald Family Foundation
William A. Macdonald
J.Mel Manley
Rick McNulty
Joan Mirviss
Philip and Barbara Silverberg

Gardiner Friends

Thank you to the many individuals who demonstrate their commitment to the Gardiner by making financial gifts in support of our mission.

Rebanks-Appleyard Family
Susan Crocker & John Hunkin
Richard Rooney & Laura Dinner
Lorna Marsden, C.M.
The Hon. Margaret McCain
Rosemary Phelan
Esther Sarick
The Michael Young Family Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999
Tony & Anne Arrell
Cecily & Robert Bradshaw
Nicole C. Eaton
Clare Gaudet & Mitch Wigdor
Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation
Rosamond Ivey
Tom Kierans & Mary Janigan
Brian Wilks

$2,500 – $4,999
Jim Andersen & Michelle Marion
Daniel Bain
David W. Binet
Norma Croxon
George & Kathy Dembroski
Pamela Goodwin
The Murray Frum Foundation
Victoria Stuart

$1,500 – $2,499
Margaret Bangia
Judy & Phelps Bell
Ellen & Murray Blankstein
Gail & Ian Brooker
Kelvin Browne & Michael Allen
Ellen & Brian Carr
Anthony & Helen Graham
Peter Grant & Grace Westcott
Brian Greenspan & Marla Berger
Sally Hannon & Howard Barton
Elizabeth Hartley
Joan Hewitt
William E. Hewitt
Thomas P. Kelley
Larry & Colleen Kurtz
Scott Lauder
Philip Lind & Ellen Roland
The Peter & Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation
Walter Pridham
Norman & Adele Shamie
Frances A. Shepherd
Godyne Sibay
Neil & Carolyn Turnbull
Botho & Susan von Bose
David & Ilze Wright
William J. Wyatt
Bonnie Zelman & Philip Plotnick


Flora Do
Leila Fiouzi
Lauren Gould
Anjali Hospattankar
Kulin Matchhar
Anjli Patel
LingXue Xi


Named Funds are established to provide a lasting legacy at the Gardiner Museum. We are proud to celebrate the following donors in perpetuity and to thank all those who contributed funds in support of our Endowment.

Ann Walker Bell Fund
Courtois Fund
Meredith Chilton Curatorial Endowment Fund
Robert & Marian Cumming Fund
Donner Canadian Foundation Fund
Waltraud Hentschel Ellis Fund
Kent & Douglas Farndale Fund
Helen E. Gardiner Fund
Karen & Stephen Sheriff Fund
Brian Wilks Fund
Diane Wolfe Fund
Raphael Yu Centre of Canadian Ceramics


Donation information a/o August 16, 2021.

The Museum makes every effort to accurately publish our donor listings. If there is an error please call us at 416.408.5051.

Please note that only organizations are recognized on this page to protect the privacy of our individual donors.

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