In 1993, Peter and Melanie Munk gave their first gift to establish the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the Toronto General Hospital, which officially opened May 14th, 1997. This was the beginning of a new era
for cardiac care in Canada.
Not only did their generosity
create a world-renowned centre, they also established UHN’s first
endowed chair for the cardiac program: the Melanie Munk Chair in
In 2005, Peter and Melanie Munk
gave an additional $37 million, which, at that time, was the largest
single gift to a hospital in Canadian history.
the Munk’s philanthropy has contributed $66 million. Peter and Melanie
Munk have profoundly affected cardiac care in Canada and around the
world. They have also illustrated how individuals, foundations, the
private sector and government can work together to support excellence in
health care and research.
Thanks to the ongoing and
transformational generosity of Peter and Melanie Munk, University Health
Network is home to North America’s premier cardiac centre.