The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Foundation supports many charitable organizations with a focus on family, health and wellness, social and cultural initiatives.
The Foundation has worked in past with artist Timothy P. Schmalz, commissioning a tribute to Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot for his hometown of Orillia, Ontario. Following the unveiling of Golden Leaves, the Foundation funded the creation of Angels Unawares, a sculpture by Schmalz which draws attention to the plight of migrants, not just throughout history, but in today’s world. The sculpture was installed in St. Peter’s Square in 2019 on World Migrant Day.
The foundation was created by visionary businessman and philanthropist Rudolph P. Bratty. The son of a carpenter who came from Friuli, Italy in 1922, Mr. Bratty was born in Canada and brought up in a tradition of deep responsibility to his community. Head of his family’s real estate development company, The Remington Group, and founder of boutique Real Estate Law Firm, Bratty & Partners, Mr. Bratty’s tremendous business accomplishments are paralleled by his deep commitment to many charities.
A major financial supporter of Pier 21, which celebrates Canada’s immigrant history, Mr. Bratty was a member of the original National Advisory Council. Some of the Foundations’s noteworthy benefactors include Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation of Toronto, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, Pier 21 Society, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Art Gallery of Ontario, York University Foundation, Hudson’s Bay Company Foundation, Canadian Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, Governing Council of the University of Toronto, Varley Mckay Art Foundation of Markham, Toronto Artscape Foundation, City of Vaughan, and Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation for the Diocese of Toronto in Canada.