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Financial Wellness and a Well-planned Year

January 19, 2023

Professional advisors can proactively reach out to talk with clients about financial wellness and charitable giving.

How can a community foundation help you serve your client?

December 1, 2022

Before you hang your out of office sign for the holidays, here suggestions when talking with your clients about year-end tax planning.

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.

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.

Use Your Life Insurance to Change the World

December 8, 2021

There are many ways to make a difference in this world. You likely have causes and organisations you care deeply about and contribute to on a regular basis. But did you know that you have the ability to do more for your favourite causes using your life insurance?

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.

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.