The National Gallery of Canada Foundation announced the launch of the Benefactors Initiative aimed at attracting major bequests in support of the National Gallery of Canada. Under this Initiative, major bequests will be recognized as intended gifts confirmed in the estate plans of donors and will form a vital part of the future patrimony of the Gallery. To mark the launch, the Foundation is pleased to recognize a major bequest from Thomas d’Aquino and Susan Peterson d’Aquino of Ottawa. The d’Aquino bequest, dedicated to advancing curatorial leadership, research, exhibitions and acquisitions pertaining to the Canadian collection and to the Gallery’s world-renowned prints and drawings collection, is one of the most generous in the Gallery’s history. “Support of the National Gallery of Canada is one of the highest priorities among our philanthropic activities and commitments”,

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