From rural Ontario roots, Donald Ross has developed a successful career in the financial business that has inspired and facilitated numerous philanthropic and community contributions.
He is a volunteer and supporter of a number of health, environment, education, and arts institutions. Currently, he is a member on the boards of the Ontario Arts Foundation, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Canadian Canoe Museum and Lakefield College School Foundation. He continues to support a number of resource and other start up companies. He is a member of the Jockey Club of Canada, and an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Don and his wife Gretchen have been very generous supporters of Students on Ice for many years. Don participated on a SOI expedition in 2008.