Paul and Carol Hill
After graduating from Georgetown University (BSBA ’67), Washington, DC and the Richard Ivey School of Business program (MBA ’69) and gaining significant experience in the investment banking industry for approximately eight years, Paul J. Hill is the third generation in the Hill family to lead The Hill Companies. His leadership and strategic direction serves as a catalyst to diversify The Hill Companies and the employment base of the province. The Hill Companies now operate in the areas of real estate, insurance, media, oil and gas, and manufacturing. Paul’s extensive network within the North American business community facilitates his ability to aggressively seek out unique business opportunities.
He currently sits on the board of The Papal Foundation and has served on the boards of the Investment Dealers Association, Canada Trust Bank, North Canadian Oils, Shopping.com, Government House Foundation, The Conference Board of Canada, US Forest Products Inc. and as Chairman of Boardwalk Real Estate Investment Trust as well as several other Canadian and US corporations.
Carol has served on the boards of The Max Bell Foundation, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Globe Theatre, Notre Dame College, Ridley College, Canadian Council of Business For the Arts, Pugwash International Peace Conferences and the Lester B. Pearson United World College. She is a current board member of The Talent Fund, funding Canadian filmmakers through Telefilm. Carol Hill founded the Canadian Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums and was its first Chairperson.
In 2011 and 2012, Paul was awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Regina and the University of Western Ontario, in recognition of the positive impact his leadership has made throughout Canada. In 2010, he was entrusted as a Knight of St. Sylvester by Pope Benedict XVI in acknowledgment of his charitable work. He has also received the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Medal, The Saskatchewan Order of Merit, the Order of Canada (2015) - which is one of the country's highest civilian honours that recognizes outstanding achievement and service to the nation.
Carol and Paul have received the CTV Citizens of the Year (2014) and Philanthropists of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In 2015, Notre Dame was honoured to present Carol and Paul with the Mother Teresa Award for their many works to the Notre Dame, Canada and global communities. Paul and Carol were also honoured as Humanitarians of the Year by the Red Cross in 2017. In 2012 Paul and Carol were honored by receiving the Ignatian Challenge Award from St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg. They are also proud to sponsor the annual Distinguished Speaker Series at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business and at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. They also support the University of Regina, Campion College Catholic Studies program and the Paul J. Hill School of Business ethics and other scholarship programs as well as the partnership with the Ivey School of Business to produce business cases with Saskatchewan stories under the Hill/Ivey brand. Over 70,000 cases have been sold to over 60 business schools in over 60 different countries.
Among their many community initiatives, Paul and Carol’s philanthropic efforts have focused on providing education opportunities for inner-city youth. They created the foundation “One Life Makes a Difference” which focuses on inner city, under privileged children starting in grades 6, 7, 8 (Mother Teresa Middle School – Canada’s first Jesuit fostered academy) and continuing on to many different high schools and universities for a full 11-12 years. It is the only program in Canada with measurable outcomes that takes students, 80% of which are destined to being dropouts and entering the criminal justice system to passing and succeeding while being supported right through to their first job.
“We are enthusiastic about being a part of this training facility to enhance the skills of Notre Dame hockey players." - Paul and Carol Hill