The Schulich Foundation
The Schulich Foundation has been one of the most loyal supporters of North York Harvest for two decades now. Their contributions and leadership have given food and hope to our most vulnerable over the years. With a surge in demand for emergency food due to the pandemic, The Schulich Foundation stepped forward and is matching donations, dollar for dollar up to $250,000 until the end of November 2020. Their exceptional support is one of the reasons why North York Harvest can continue to support those in need during these challenging times.
“Together, we’ll provide double the love, strength and support during this crisis by bringing food and hope to the most vulnerable in our community.” – Judy Schulich
About The Schulich Foundation
The Schulich Foundation embodies Seymour Schulich’s view that those who enjoy Canada’s freedoms and standard of living have an obligation to give back to society, if they are able.
Born in 1940 in Montreal, Seymour Schulich earned a bachelor of science and an MBA from McGill University. He began his career at Shell Oil and Eastern Securities Ltd., then worked 22 years for the pension fund management firm Beutel, Goodman & Co. Ltd., becoming president and vice-chair.
Schulich pioneered a unique concept of royalty payments in the mining industry that enabled Franco-Nevada Mining Corp., the company he co-founded with Pierre Lassonde, to become the world’s premier resource royalty company. In 2002, he engineered a merger of Franco-Nevada to create Newmont Mining Corporation—now one of the largest gold mining companies.
Schulich has been just as successful in the world of philanthropy. As Chairman of the Schulich Foundation along with his wife Tanna Schulich, who serves as the foundation’s vice-president, the couple has allocated in excess of $350 million to important causes, in higher education, health care and Jewish charities. Their generosity to post-secondary education in particular is evident in the seven faculties and schools in Canada and Israel that bear the Schulich name.