Planned Giving

Jock Macdonald (Canadian, b. Thurso, Scotland, 1897 – 1960), Rust of Antiquity, 1958, oil and Lucite 44 on masonite. Gift of Alexandra Luke, 1967.

Making a planned gift to the RMG will help fulfill our mission: to build relationships with diverse artists and communities through art.  Your gift supports us to work in collaboration with artists, partners, and audiences to present dynamic and inspiring collections, exhibitions, and programs in an inclusive and equitable environment.

The RMG was founded thanks to the generosity of the McLaughlin Family, as well as support from Isabel McLaughlin, Alexandra Luke, and Elizabeth Aleen Aked.  Thanks to the generosity of donors who want to continue the RMG’s legacy as continuing to tell the evolving story of Canadian abstract art, the RMG will engage generations to come. 

Walter Yarwood (Canadian, 1917 – 1996), As in Winter, 1960, oil on canvas. Gift of Dr. J. Norman Lowes, 1971.

Planned gifts are lasting and meaningful contributions that support the RMG’s permanent collection, exhibitions, programming, and learning initiatives.

Your planned gift to the RMG can take many forms:

  • Making a gift in your will
  • Establishing a Named Endowment Fund as a permanent investment fund
  • Naming the RMG as a beneficiary in your retirement plan or life insurance policy
  • Promising a gift of artwork (for more info click here)

How to Make a Planned Gift
We welcome the opportunity to talk to about your estate plans, and encourage anyone considering a planned gift to consult with their personal financial and legal advisors before including the RMG in their will.
If you already have a will, it is not too late to add a bequest. For a small legal fee, you can add a codicil or amendment to your existing will. Again, we advise you to contact your lawyer or financial advisor or more information.

Donations to the Collection
Since our founding in 1967, the RMG’s collection has continued to grow in part thanks to the generous donations of artwork from collectors. If you have a piece or a collection that may be of interest to us, please refer to our Guide to Donations for frequently asked questions and submit this form.

Our staff are not able to offer artwork identifications, financial appraisals, or valuations of objects. This policy is in accordance with the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Code of Ethics for Museums. Please contact The Art Dealers Association of Canada for assistance with your appraisal needs.