Individual Donors Articles
Federal Match: Robert Steane Funds for the Arts
July 10, 2023
Bob Steane wanted to leverage his legacy gift for new investment in the arts.
Harry Koehn’s Gift of a Lifetime: the Legacy of an Exemplary Canadian
January 11, 2023
Harry Koehn established The Harry Koehn Student Award with a legacy gift through his will. His endowment at Saskatoon Community Foundation exists in perpetuity, granting funding for two Saskatchewan Polytechnic students every year, forever.
Gene Pidwerbesky’s Harvest Gift for Children’s Health
November 29, 2022
Grain farmer Gene Pidwerbesky's generosity is inspiring for all donors and their families, to identify the very special causes they are passionate about.
Create Your Saskatoon Legacy: Maximize Impact, Minimize Taxes
August 10, 2022
Philanthropists and their professional financial advisors are invited to attend this strategic estate planning workshop with CEO Mark Halpern of WEALTHinsurance.com.
Cherry Tree House Productions Creates New Donor Advised Spendable Fund Benefiting Aspiring Musicians
December 23, 2021
The foundation's first Donor Advised Spendable Fund donors, Lowell McLaren and Denise Zentner of Cherry Tree House Productions, are "paying it forward" to encourage aspiring future musicians.
Questions about Year-End giving?
December 13, 2021
Strategic giving at year-end makes a big impact in your community. Here are the deadlines for transferring securities and donating by cheque or online.
The 5Ws of Will Writing
December 1, 2021
A Will is your legal voice after you pass. It communicates how you want your property to be distributed, how you want your loved ones to be taken care of, what causes you want to support, and more. Without it, your wishes may not be honoured, and things could be very difficult for those you leave behind.
Guide: Talking to Your Advisor About a Charitable Gift in Your Will
November 24, 2021
You want to leave a charitable gift in your Will to advance the causes you care about. Taxes are likely the last thing on your mind. But you may be surprised to learn that Canada has some of the most generous tax incentives for charitable giving in the world.
5 Common Myths that Get in the Way of Your Will Power
November 19, 2021
Your Will can be a powerful tool for creating change in the world. By leaving a gift to charity in your Will you can have a much bigger impact than you ever imagined. In fact, a gift in a Will can turn that ordinary Canadian into an extraordinary philanthropist!
Having the Conversation: A Proactive Approach Ensures You Get What You Want
November 17, 2021
However, taking a proactive approach to planning your estate ensures that not only are you and your loved ones on the same page, but that your wishes are honoured and you get what you want.
The Show Will Go On, Thanks to Alan
October 18, 2021
Every theatre company has a loyal base of patrons who are deeply invested in the work of their organization. Perhaps none more so than Alan Long, who began his journey into the arts over 40 years ago as a drummer in a band.
Why You Should Leave a Charitable Gift In Your Will
October 15, 2021
Like most Canadians, you’ve probably spent a lifetime contributing to a cause that’s close to your heart. Now imagine making a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible.