About the Spirit of Hope Benefit


The Spirit of Hope Benefit is one of the most iconic fundraising events in the City of Toronto bringing together top business leaders, philanthropists, community and political leaders in a celebration of the rights and freedoms championed by Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center. Past speakers have included the late Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister Stephen Harper; former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; former Prime Minister’s of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair & David Cameron; President Bill Clinton; President George W. Bush; Vice President Al Gore; Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Democratic pundit James Carville; Republican strategists Karl Rove and Governor Mike Huckabee; Australian Prime Minister John Howard; Sirs Elie Wiesel and Salman Rushdie and panelists Gloria Borger, Donna Brazile, Robert Gibbs, Alan Dershowitz, Bob Woodward and David Gergen.