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The Legacy of Bader Philanthropy at Queen’s

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November 16, 2021
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In this episode of Campus Beat, we welcome Dan Bader, President and CEO of Bader Philanthropies Inc.  On the occasion of celebrating the newly proclaimed Bader Day on November 15th, Dan talks about his father, Dr. Alfred Bader’s, extraordinary journey to Queen’s University where he began his studies on November 15th, 1941.  Dan also shares much about the many years and many extraordinary gifts including Herstmonceux Castle, home of the Bader International Study Centre in the UK, their $31 million gift to support the construction of the world class Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, their  $40 million (USD) lead gift in support of Agnes Reimagined, in addition to gifting more than 500 paintings and works on paper to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

We also learn more about Bader Day celebrations Dan took part in and the Bader family’s most recent gifts to Queen’s including 12 17th century Dutch paintings to Agnes Etherington Art Centre; Nine Leica S9i microscopes to help students in the Queen’s Art Conservation program examine and treat cultural artifacts; and funding that will allow for the creation of a new Outdoor Gathering Space modelled after an Ojibway round house and the endowment of a new full-time, permanent Curator, Indigenous Arts and Culture at Agnes.

Tune in, learn more about what drives the Bader family’s continued legacy of philanthropy at Queen’s and enjoy!