Twelve individuals and six organizations are responsible for creating the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, and are known collectively as the Founders.
The Founders, in the words of Tony Comper at the inaugural gala, were "drawn to the notion that this prize represents, not just symbolically but literally, that devoutly-to-be-wished-for marriage of the arts and sciences, to the enhancement of both."
The proud Founders of the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre are:
Elizabeth and Tony Comper
Anna and Leslie Dan
Gay and John Evans
Sandra and Joseph Rotman
Angie and Cal Stiller
Judy and Larry Tanenbaum
BMO Financial Group
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
The J.P. Bickell Foundation
Mount Sinai Hospital of Toronto
University of Toronto