Crimson Advisory Board Member Mark. S. Bonham Receives 2018 Outstanding Canadian Philanthropist Award.
We are pleased to announce that Crimson Advisory Board member Mark S. Bonham has been named recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Canadian Philanthropist Award by the Canadian Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Mark was a generous contributor to the expansion and development of Casey House, which has served as “Canada’s first and only stand-alone hospital for people with HIV/AIDS.” Bonham also served as co-chair (with Ed Clark) of the capital campaign for the Egale Centre – a Toronto organization that provides counselling and emergency housing to LGBTQI2S youth. Mark’s support of arts, education, health and LGTBQI2S communities has helped establish Inside Out’s annual scholarship for LGBT+ youth filmmakers, The Bonham Chair in International Finance, the Bonham Scholarship for Rotman School of Management Studies and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto.
Mark is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the online biographical encyclopedia QueerBio.Com, and serves on the board of directors and fundraisers for We Are the Villagers, an association that aims to provide cultural extra-curricular program to children from low-income households living in northern Ontario.
He received his M.Sc. (Econ), with a focus on Capital Markets Theory, from the London School of Economics (1986), a B.Comm. from the University of Toronto (1982), and is a Fellow of the Life Office Management Association (1982). He has received the Inaugural Alumni of Influence Award from the University of Toronto (2012), the Clarkson Laureateship in Public Service (2016), among others. An activist and visionary who has advanced the mandates and operations of various organizations, Bonham is also author of four books, most recently “Becoming 150: 150 Years of Canadian Business History” (2018) and “A Path to Diversity: LGBTQ Participation in the Working World” (2017).