An ever-growing group of both public and private donors has helped make Perimeter what it is today: a world-leading centre for fundamental research, scientific training, and educational outreach. We are deeply grateful to all our supporters.



  • FOUNDER ($170M+)  Mike Lazaridis
  • $25M+  Doug Fregin
  • $10M+  Jim Balsillie


  • BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchus Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • The Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Family Foundation Award for Exceptional Emerging Talent ($1M)


  • Centre for the Universe at Perimeter Institute ($5M)*
  • Krembil Galileo Galilei Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Krembil William Rowan Hamilton Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics ($4M)
  • Gluskin Sheff/Onex Freeman Dyson Chair in Theoretical Physics ($2M)
  • Clay Riddell Paul Dirac Chair in Theoretical Physics ($1M)
  • Coril Holdings Archimedes Chair in Theoretical Physics (Visiting) ($1M)
  • Daniel Family James Peebles Chair in Theoretical Physics ($1M)
  • Delaney Family John Archibald Wheeler Chair in Theoretical Physics ($500,000)
  • Cenovus Energy James Clerk Maxwell Chair (Visiting) in Theoretical Physics

*Anonymous Donor


  • Cenovus Energy, in support of the Distinguished Visiting Research Chair program at Perimeter Institute
  • Maplesoft, Perimeter Educational Outreach Champion
  • Power Corporation of Canada, proud supporter of EinsteinPlus and Perimeter’s Teacher Network
  • RBC Financial Group, Presenting Partner, International Summer School for Young Physicists
  • Mike Serbinis and Laura Adams, in support of the Undergraduate Theoretical Physics Summer Program at Perimeter Institute. 


  • The Cowan Foundation
  • Mac Van Wielingen, Viewpoint Foundation

AWARDS ($35,000+)

  • The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation Anaximandros Fellowship
  • The Joanne Cuthbertson and Charlie Fischer Graduate Student Award
  • The Hellenic Heritage Foundation Anaximandros Fellowship
  • The Brad and Kathy Marsland Honorary PSI Scholarship Award
  • The Margaret and Larry Marsland Honorary PSI Scholarship Award

DIRECTORS CIRCLE ($10,000-$49,999)


  • Bosch Community Fund, on behalf of ESCRYPT in Canada
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC)


  • The Boardwalk
  • Fondation Famille Vachon 
  • The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation
  • McMurtry Family Fund
  • The Musagetes Fund
  • The John A. Pollock Family Fund
  • Robin and Robert Ogilvie
  • Ildiko and Peter Paulson
  • Robert and Pearl Radnitz**
  • Reid Family
  • Donald and Eleanor Seaman Family Foundation 
  • The TRH Foundation
  • Alex White

FRIENDS (UP TO $9,999)


  • Jerome Bolce
  • Mary and Ted Brough
  • The Savvas Chamberlain Family Foundation
  • Harbir and Monica Chhina
  • J. DesBrisay and M. Cannell
  • Michael Duschenes
  • Renée Schingh and Robert Myers


  • Don Campbell
  • Michael Horgan
  • Robert Korthals and Janet Charlton
  • John Matlock


  • Debbie and Ian Adare
  • Dan and Robin Benson
  • Rex Breunsbach
  • Douglas Brock
  • The Carson Family Foundation
  • David Cook
  • Ben and Mona Davies
  • Greg Dick
  • Edward Goldenberg
  • Stephanie, Robert and Aaron Hilson
  • Ed Kernaghan
  • Carol A. Lee
  • ODC Tooling & Molds in memory of Leejay Julius Levene 
  • W. Michael Roche
  • Schnurr Family Foundation
  • Lewis Warburg Foundation**
  • Steve Woods

$250 to $999

  • Sylvia Anstey
  • Chelsea and Keegan Arnott
  • John Attwell
  • Rick and Tricia Barfoot
  • Mike Birch
  • The Breunsbach Family
  • Mary Ann Burrows and Luke Hohenadel
  • Caroline Cathcart
  • Rene & Janet Couture
  • Leslie Dickie
  • Matt Douglas
  • Jane G. Hill
  • Colin Hunter
  • Kate Inglis
  • Nagaraja D Srinivas Jonnavittula
  • Sheri and David Keffer
  • Frederick Knittel
  • Chandra and Wendy Kudsia
  • Robert G. Lake
  • D’Arcy and Catherine Little
  • Mario C. Lourenco
  • George Meierhofer**
  • Michael Milgram
  • Douglas Mortley-Wood
  • Stefan and Shani Pregelj
  • Nem Radenovic
  • Neil Steven Rieck
  • Nancy Ruddell
  • Cataline Sandu
  • Duncan Shaw
  • John and Bridget Tielemans
  • Rosalind Tracey
  • Kim Tremblay
  • Jacqueline Watty
  • Natasha Waxman
  • Gerry Wisnoski
  • John Yee
  • … plus 23 anonymous Friends donors


Emmy Noether was a brilliant scientist whose work underpins much of modern physics. Perimeter ’s Emmy Noether Initiatives – funded by Emmy Noether Circle donors – support and encourage women in science


  • The Bluma Appel Community Trust


  • The Simons Emmy Noether Fellows Program at Perimeter Institute ($600 000) 


  • Anne-Marie Canning
  • Dr. Scott and Sherry Vanstone and family


  • Andrew and Lillian Bass
  • BMO For Women
  • Linamar Corporation
  • Patrice E. Merrin


  • Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.


  • Mark Caplan and Claire Angus
  • Dorian Hausman
  • Jennifer Scully-Lerner**


  • Maria Antonakos and Harald Stover
  • Heather and John Clark


  • Andrea Grimm
  • Beth S. Horowitz
  • Lisa Lyons Johnston
  • Vicki Saunders

$250 to $999

  • Jeremy Bell and Sunny Tsang
  • Marsha Eberhardt
  • Nicholas Reaburn
  • Betty Robinson
  • Sonya Walton


  • Carolyn Crowe Ibele, in memory of Dr. Richard A. Crowe
  • Simon Haysom, in memory of Elsie Haysom
  • Mrs. Margaret Tovell, in memory/honour of Mr. David Tovell


  • Pattison Outdoor Advertising
  • Shaw Communications
  • Steinway Piano Gallery

** Supporter of Friends of Perimeter Institute Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States dedicated to promoting and supporting education, research, and programs that expand the public knowledge and understanding of theoretical physics.

This list reflects gifts received between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2019, and multi-year commitments of $50,000 and more.

Charitable registration number: 88981 4323 RR0001 

To download the most recent PDF copy of the Donor List, please click here.


Government of Canada

  • $25 million grant through NSERC (2002)
  • $5.6 million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) (2002)
  • $1.7 million grant from CFI Infrastructure Operations Fund (CFI-IOF) (2004)
  • $59,900 grant from PromoScience for ISSYP program (2005)
  • $50,700 grant from PromoScience for EinsteinPlus program (2006)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2007)
  • $10 million commitment from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research facility expansion (2009)
  • $50 million commitment from Government of Canada (2011)

Government of Ontario

  • $15 million grant through Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (2002)
  • $5.95 million grant from the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund (ORDCF), shared equally with the Institute for Quantum Computing (2002)
  • $5.6 million grant from the Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT) (2002)
  • $20,000 for 2003 Summer Institute (2003)
  • $150,000 grant through Ministry of Economic Development and Trade for outreach programming (2005)
  • $120,000 grant from the provincially administered Research Performance Fund (RPF) (2005)
  • $50 million commitment through Ministry of Research and Innovation (2006)
  • $10 million commitment from Ministry of Research and Innovation for research facility expansion (2009)
  • $50 million renewal from Ministry of Research and Innovation (2011)

“Perimeter is philanthropy re-imagined: philanthropy as a long-range strategic investment.”

Mike Lazaridis,

Perimeter Founder and Board Chair