Chairman & CEO,
Centennial Group Limited

Supporting research in cardiac disease

As Chairman and CEO of The Centennial Group Limited - a leading real estate development company and its affiliates in Atlantic Canada - Ralph has been responsible for many of the city’s renowned structures including many downtown office buildings, seniors’ facilities, apartment buildings and hotels.

Born and raised in Halifax, Ralph attended Dalhousie University, receiving his law degree in 1954 and practising with the firm Medjuck, Buchanan & Dickson. For his work and contributions to the community and development professions, Dalhousie University honoured him with a Doctor of Laws degree in 2006. In May of 2013, he received a Doctor of Civil Law from Saint Mary’s University.

After practicing law, Ralph became a real estate developer; a passion and profession he continues to this day. He became associated with prominent national public real estate companies, and ventured west for development projects in New Brunswick, Alberta, and, ultimately in Ontario, where he developed the Yonge Richmond Centre and the Cambridge Suites Hotel in downtown Toronto. Ralph also led Centennial into assisted housing (Cowie Hill, nursing homes notably Northwood Manor), and student residential housing for Saint Mary’s University, Acadia University, and the University of New Brunswick.

A strong community advocate, Ralph has served as Chairman of the Halifax-Dartmouth United Appeal and the Neptune Theatre Foundation, as a Director of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Council, the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Foundation, the Halifax Police Boy’s Club and the Canadian Housing Design Council. Ralph was also a council member for the Halifax Board of Trade, a member of the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University, and a founding Governor of the International Development Research Centre.

Dr. Daniel C. Andreae

Partners in research

Sam and Frances Belzberg

The Wagner Children
Jean Sutkiewicz
Evy Moskowitz
Chuck and Rachel Wagner
in honour of
Morris and Ruth Wagner
Marek Sutkiewicz

Project Champion
David and Stacey Cynamon

Rob & Cheryl McEwen

Ralph and Shirlee Medjuck

Legacy Sponsor
Robert Benson
In Honour of Norma Betty Benson

Dr. Barry and Honey Sherman

Sharon Zuckerman

Honouree cocktail sponsor
Dr. Stuart and Francie Klein

50th Anniversary Sponsor

Kenny Field

The Menkes Family

The Ossip Family

Harry and Evelyn Rosen

Leesa Steinberg

Weizmann Canada, Calgary Chapter

Platinum Sponsor
Faith and Jordan Banks

Nancy Pencer and Michael Benjamin

Jeremy & Judith Freedman Foundation

Rovinescu Family Foundation

Sam Switzer and Family

And Liz & John Breen

The Kavelman Fonn Foundation

Diamond Sponsor

Henri and Lily Cynamon

& Weisz Family Foundation

Bill and Marika Glied

Lengyel Families

Gold Sponsor

& Laurie and Jeffrey Cohen

Silver Sponsor
Anne-Marie Boucher and Mitch Garber

Howard Sokolowski and Linda Frum Charitable Foundation

The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation

Bronze Sponsor

Mike and Sandra Florence

Dr. Steve Gottesman and Ms. Liddy Beck

Mel Hoppenheim Family Foundation

Bruce and Lianne Leboff

Jay Smith and Laura Rapp

Lisa and Mark Smith

Leadership Sponsor
Eleanor and Barry Appleby

Stephen Bloom and Bonnie Goodman-Bloom

Elen and Howard Brodie

Leslie and Anna Dan

& Michael and Ellen Miller

Jeff and Lydia Goldfarb

Allan Goldstein and Michelle Glied-Goldstein

Joanne and Howard Nemeroff

Paradise Developments

Anton and Ilana Rabie

John and Susan Rose & Family

Valeria and Mike Rosenbloom

Carol and Lionel Schipper

Wendy and David Shapira

Vivian and Sheldon Silverberg

Joyce and Gordon Strauss

The Sidney Greenberg Family Foundation