Gifts From The Heart: The Gift of Art & Valuables

  • The Gift of Arts & Valuables is an alternative and unique way to provide a direct benefit-donation to the David Foster Foundation.
  • As a result of a special partnership with Waddington’s, Canada’s premier auction house since 1850, you can donate art and valuables with the corresponding funds generated from the sales as a tax receipted donation from the David Foster Foundation.

Waddington’s art & collectible auctions fall into multiple categories

  • Canadian Art – Focusing on historic and contemporary art
  • Decorative Art – A broad and diverse variety of objects from ancient to modern and delicate to decorative. Encompasses silver, ceramics, studio glass, bronzes & sculptures, lighting, mirrors, clocks, scientific instruments, militaria, travel and exploration maps and much more.
  • International Art – Fine art, including original works, photographs and prints from around the world with a focus on the United Kingdom, Europe, Russia and the United States.
  • Inuit Art – The leading authority offering prints, paintings, textiles, and sculptures and carvings.
  • Fine Jewellery & Numismatics –Finely crafted pieces by many of the most desirable names in jewelry including Tiffany, Cartier, Gucci, Hermes, Van Cleef & Arpels. Auctions include fine watches, antique pieces, coins, and banknotes.
  • Asian Art – Specializing in jade, paintings, porcelain, religious works of art, textiles, woodblock and export wares from Asia.
  • Estate & Off the Wall art – A more accessible collection of art, decorative art, carpets, and furniture.

Waddington’s also delivers a downsizing and estate management service created for clients going through a transition that require knowledgeable, qualified and professional advice.  Clients include fiduciaries, executors, and beneficiaries responsible for settling estates, as well as private clients looking to downsize and turn their material encumbrances into a monetary resource.

Waddington’s team of specialists are able to advise on virtually everything that someone may collect or need to have appraised.  When an item is gifted to the David Foster Foundation, the appropriate specialist will evaluate and assign an estimate of value, assign a collecting category and determine whether it will be offered in an online or live auction.

For more information on the Gift from the Heart program, please contact:
John Danson, Senior Vice President Fund Development, David Foster Foundation: 416-865-4646 or  jdanson@davidfosterfoundation.com.