Gerry Schwartz with the president of Weizmann Institute of Science, Prof. Daniel Zajfman, May 2016
The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation
Gerald (Gerry) Schwartz is a Jewish Canadian business leader. He is the founder and CEO of Onex Corporation, one of Canada's oldest and most successful private equity firms.
Heather Reisman is the founder, Chair and CEO of Indigo Books & Music Inc., Canada’s largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer. The couple’s generous contribution is rooted in their deep commitment to Israel. They have been longtime, generous supporters of the Weizmann Institute, and in November 2017 the Institute honored them with a PhD honoris causa.
Gerald Schwartz: Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist
Heather Reisman: Canadian businesswoman and dedicated philanthropist