Vancouver Art Gallery receives $40-million donation from Chan Family Foundation
Vancouver Art Gallery
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 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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