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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.

MNP Partners Give Together for the Good of the Province

November 15, 2022

Congratulations to all of the MNP Partners for the 2022 National Philanthropy Day Honoured Supporter Award and thank you for your collective giving that inspires us to do more!

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.

Youth Granting for Youth

May 16, 2022

13 organizations received over $65K in Y.E.S. grants from Saskatoon Community Foundation in 2021, including the Family Service Saskatoon youth outreach program.

Festival Reaches Children Across the Province

May 2, 2022

Thanks to the foundation's generous fundholders, record numbers of children participated in the 2021 Nutrien Children's Festival of Saskatchewan using iPads and other screens.

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.

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!

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.

How to Engage Clients in the Philanthropic Conversation

July 28, 2021

Financial and legal professional advisors are invited to attend this dynamic workshop with CAGP's Paul Nazareth on Sept. 15, 2021.

Meet the Panelists: June 29th Many Voices Together

June 23, 2021

Plan to join us for the 2021 Many Voices Together Community Celebration bringing together community organizations, philanthropists, and volunteers.