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Alphonsine Lafond: A Transformative Woman

June 4, 2021

Chief Alphonsine Lafond's family is marking the 60th anniversary of this remarkable leader's election by establishing a named fund investing in young Indigenous women.

Remembering Peter Zakreski

May 28, 2021

Peter Zakreski is remembered fondly for his legacy of community development in many Saskatoon roles and overseas.

The Robert Steane Funds for the Arts

May 21, 2021

Bob Steane's final legacy gift for community arts organizations enabled them to flourish.

Giving to Their Community is in the Shaw Family DNA

March 30, 2021

Generations of Shaw family members have been involved in the life of Saskatoon. Arnie and Linda Shaw spoke about why they give back to community.

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.

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.

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.