Supporting health research comes naturally to Carlo Fidani
It's in his
"My grandfather was a benevolent man" says Mr. Fidani, Chair and CEO of the Orlando Corporation, one of the oldest and most successful construction and real estate development companies in Canada. "Even in the Depression, when we he didn't have much, he found ways to help people."
father, Orey Fidani, inherited the generosity gene and "felt that investing in health care was something he
could do to help the most people.
passed the character trait along to Carlo
, who has taken things to new heights.
In 2011, responding to the shortage of doctors in Ontario, Mr. Fidani
contributed $10 million toward the University of Toronto's
Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex to train more students to become MDs.
has also made major donations to advance cancer and mental health research and treatment.
supports theCanadian Stem Cell Strategy & Action Plan, "because the promise of stem cells is massive.