Donor Story Articles
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!
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.
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.