The Gordon Smith Memorial Fund

Gordon Smith on the cover of Vanguard magazine, 1976, Photo: Robert Keziere, Vancouver Art Gallery

Every so often in life, we come across a remarkable person—one who touches the lives of everyone they encounter. Gordon Smith, beloved artist, educator and philanthropist, was a figure who left an indelible mark in this world. His passing in January 2020 was a tremendous loss, and in celebration of his life and many achievements, the Vancouver Art Gallery is honouring Gordon’s legacy by establishing a memorial fund in his name.

Gordon and his wife Marion believed in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s mission so fervently that they left us an incredible $1 million through their estate. A leader in supporting excellence in education and the arts, the Jarislowsky Foundation in Montreal is matching their generosity with a special fund, created in 2021, focusing on advancing Canadian art.

Your gift will support exhibitions and publications, educational programming, art conservation and much more.

We invite you to share in Gordon and Marion’s generosity by participating in this important initiative with a gift or monthly donation.

For more information about the Gordon Smith Memorial Fund, please contact Aryana Sye, Director of Annual Giving, at 604-353-4870 or at asye@vanartgallery.bc.ca.


At Home with Gordon Smith, 2016

Film directed by Ryan Willms with cinematography and editing by Fahim Kassam, Courtesy of NOWNESS magazine

The Vancouver Art Gallery would like to thank all of the donors who have generously supported the Gordon Smith Memorial Fund to date.

 

Because of you, the Gordon Smith Memorial Fund will continue to provide crucial support to the Gallery’s exhibitions, publications, education and conservation programs to ensure that everyone in our community continues to have access to art.

 

Barbara Armstrong

Mary Lou Astoria

Daina Augaitis


Sheila Begg


Noel Best


Donna Biblow


John P. Blaney


Bratsa Bonifacho


Nancy Byrtus


Joan Campbell


Allen Challmie


Madeline M. Cheng


David Chercover


Jane B. Cherry


Linda Chinfen


Kate Clifford


Brian Coleman


Barbara Cooper


Marilyn Douglas


Frances Dowdeswell


Dr Badrinath Narayan Inc


Rob England


Christine Faron Chan


Brian Fearncombe


Laura Feeleus


Jane Flick


Maegen Giltrow


Melanie Graham


Beverley Green


Dickson Hall


Yvonne Haswell


Ashley Hilliard


Jo Lynne Hoegg


John Hooge


Norna Horner


Shou-Fang Hu-Moore


Elizabeth Hunter


Don Ingledew

Karen James through The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver

Sheila C. Jeck

Anne Jenkins


Gerald Joe


Michael W. Jordan


Sally Kane


Lorena Kanke


Zoltan S. Kiss


Shirley Klassen


Sylvia Kwarciany


Heidi Kwong


Yolande Lafleur


Denise Lanning


Nicole Lee


Cynthia Levy


Thomas Longman


Jennifer McLintock


Kerry McPhedran

Sally Mennell

William Meyerhoff


Hilary Meredith and Michael Heeney


Milos Mihajlovic


Kenneth J. Mitchell


Donna G. Molby


Joan Monk


William Edmund Mugford


Henry Numan


Katharine Ann Pennant


Elaine Peterson


Anne B. Piternick


Jocelyn Pitsch


Muriel Playle


David Powter


Private Giving Foundation


Sherrill Purves


Zelma Rebmann-Huber


Martin Roland


Michael Seelig


John Shelbourn


Robert Shorfthouse


Danny Singer


Debra Sloan


Carrol Ann Smedley


Helen Smith


Jane J Srivastava

Andy Sylvester

Takao Tanabe


Thomas Taylor


Timothy Temple


Dharini Thiruchittampalam


Rudolf Tize


Charles Tolman


The Tuey Charitable Foundation


Lois Walker


Barbara Warner


Tracey Welsford


Tony C. Yue