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. For the first time, The Spirit of Hope will be a virtual event, with an audience from all over the world.

Past speakers have included US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley; the late Shimon Peres; former Prime Minister Stephen Harper; former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; former Prime Ministers 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.

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies is a registered Canadian charity. Proceeds raised through this event are 100% designated to our Canadian education and advocacy efforts including Tour for Humanity, Freedom Day, Holocaust Remembrance, Compassion to Action and the countering of antisemitism and discrimination in all its forms.
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