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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 their significant generosity through donations 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

Gardiner Meritus

The Gardiner Museum has had many board members, donors and volunteers who have served over the years, and the Museum has benefited greatly from their support. To recognize this contribution to the Museum, and to ensure these key stakeholders remain connected to it, the distinction of “Gardiner Meritus” was created.

Our Gardiner Meritus members include previous board members, both Trustees and Directors; previous Presidents of the Gardiner Volunteer Committee (GVC) and volunteers who have served for over 20 years; donors giving $50,000, in funds or objects, in individual or cumulative gifts; and others may be suggested by senior staff or Board members to the Executive Director, including prominent artists who work in clay, past Gardiner Board Committee members, or those with a similar profile.  Individuals in this category would need to be approved by the Governance Committee.

Exhibition Sponsors

La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso
Kim Spencer McPhee LLP
Hal Jackman Foundation
The Rooney Family Foundation
Farrow & Ball

Education & Programs Sponsors

The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
RBC Foundation
The Langar Foundation
Gardiner Volunteer Committee

Event Sponsors

RBC Wealth Management
Blakes LLP
Torys LLP
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso
Boszko & Verity
BMO Financial Group
The Langar Foundation
The Thor E and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation
AXA Canada Inc./ Ecclesiastical Insurance/HUB International HKMB Limited

Government Partners

Canada Council for the Arts
Province of Ontario
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Arts Foundation
City of Toronto

This reflects donations made in 2019.

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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