Dr. Graham Sommer
Gift: $1,000,000
Recipient: McGill University

Purpose: To fund a new competition open to Canadian composers age 35 or younger at the University’s Schulich School of Music.
Designation: The Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers
Notable: Sommer graduated from McGill in 1972 and went on to a successful career in radiology at Stanford University. Sommer, who is also a pianist and composer, retired in 2016 as Professor of Radiology, Emeritus.