Vancouver Art Gallery receives $40-million donation from Chan Family Foundation
On January 23, 2019, the Gallery celebrated a major milestone toward the realization of a transformational new building with the announcement of a $40 million lead gift from the Chan Family.
“This act of generosity by the Chan Family is philanthropy at its core, touching on the true essence of public good, civic engagement, and support for a significant legacy project that will bring countless benefits to all British Columbians,”
—Lisa Turner, Gallery Trustee and Co-Chair of the capital campaign.
This unprecedented act of generosity brings the Gallery’s capital campaign to $85 million in private sector funding toward the new purpose-built facility. In recognition of this extraordinary gift, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new building will be named Chan Centre for the Visual Arts.*
This gift from the Chan Family—the largest-ever single private donation to an arts and culture organization in British Columbia—builds on the Family’s long-standing history of supporting education as well as arts and culture institutions and programs with the aim of enriching communities in Canada and beyond. Christian Chan has also been on the Gallery’s Board of Trustees since 2015.
Source: Vancouver Art Gallery
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