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Bill Peterson and Paul Lavoie Get the Best Mileage for Giving Back

December 15, 2020

Bill and Paul are building charitable funds for specific areas they want to support, trusting the foundation to steward their funds and take care of the details.

The Many Charities Sustained by the Gladys Hall Fund: She Would Have Been Delighted

November 16, 2020

You can be like Gladys. Gladys Hall carefully saved and invested throughout her career to create an endowed fund that now sustains multiple charities. It is achievable to create a remarkable $1M legacy, starting with a small gift.

Tori Slade Tribute Creates Musical Space for Children and Youth of All Abilities

November 13, 2020

Brenda Baker and Art Slade wanted to do something in their daughter’s memory to spread joy and kindness. In establishing the Tori Slade Fund they found a fitting tribute reflecting who Tori was and her rapturous experience of music.

Ten Reasons People Choose Community Foundations

November 1, 2020

A member of the Community Foundations of Canada, Saskatoon Community Foundation has deep roots in our local community. Looking for solutions, impact, flexibility, transparency, and community focus? Ask us how to get started.

Be a Bob: The Robert A. (Bob) Steane Legacy

September 1, 2020

After a lifetime of giving, Bob Steane gave one last transformational gift through his estate to improve the lives of his neighbours and community. His over $10M gift promotes the arts, addresses homelessness, and enhances health care.

Working with a Community Foundation

September 1, 2020

Community Foundations of Canada are uniquely positioned to bring together people who care about making a lasting difference in our community with charitable organizations addressing pressing priorities.

The Just in Case Binder: Legacy of Harold Empey

July 30, 2020

The "Just in Case Binder" helps you take care of important details during your lifetime, and helps you prepare your loved ones for details they will handle after you are gone.

Bart Hunter Receives Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal

May 14, 2020

Philanthropist Bart Hunter is recognized by the province for his contributions, volunteerism, and impact. He credits wife Cindy for her partnership and support.

Canadian Donors’ Motivation to Impact the Community: Gift Planners’ Study

May 1, 2020

This Canadian Association of Gift Planners study looked at donors' motivations. Giving back to community proves to be a much larger motivation than the prospective tax breaks.

Talking about Philanthropy

November 1, 2019

In conversations with their clients, financial advisors can gain a deeper understanding of their clients' philanthropic interests and values. With many Canadians retiring and transferring wealth over the coming years, the relationships with advisors are key.

Making a Lasting Gift to Your Community

May 8, 2019

Including a charitable bequest in your will creates a lasting legacy for the community you love. It is easy to work with the Saskatoon Community Foundation, and there are many ways to make a gift.