Joe Fafard
Running Horses, 2007
laser cut steel, 10 12 m installation width
Purchased 2008 with the generous support of the Distinguished Patrons of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Photo © National Gallery of Canada

Legacy Giving

For art lovers who care deeply about preserving Canada’s rich visual arts heritage for future generations, a Legacy Gift can be an ideal way to make a lasting difference to the National Gallery, its vibrant programs and its stellar collections – an ideal way to fulfil one’s philanthropic wishes.

Through the years, a great number of people have made a significant impact by giving in this way. For example, Louis de la Chesnaye Audette, a lawyer, naval officer and businessman, donated a painting by William Brymner to honour the memory of his parents. Evelyn McAndrew, a teacher, forever enriched the national collection when she donated an early painting by Miller Brittain, and later, when she passed away, made possible the creation of the Evelyn Henderson McAndrew Fellowship for Junior Archivists through her bequest. Liv-Ellen Lockeberg, a long-time member and volunteer, also left a bequest that will support the Gallery’s various endeavours for years to come. These are some of the heart-warming stories that serve as a testament to the great generosity, commitment and impact of our donors.

Please contact us for more information on how you can make a lasting difference. We would love to help you create your legacy, your story. Your inquiry will be handled in a confidential manner.