The Abrametz family is a typical young growing family building a life in Saskatoon, with their hands and hearts full. Jonathan and Andrea, although they knew each other growing up in Prince Albert, started their journey together as a couple while attending the University of Saskatchewan. With almost 15 years in the city, the couple, who recently celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary, now call Saskatoon home. Jon is a lawyer practicing primarily in auto injury litigation, and a member of KMP Law in Saskatoon.
He is committed to his community, serving as the chair of the 2012 Kinsmen Sport’s Celebrity Dinner and an engaged member of the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon since 2007. Andrea is a grade 7 and 8 French teacher at Mother Teresa, an elementary school in the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division.
Their busy family includes their daughter, Claire, their son, Paul, and their chocolate lab, Otter. The family loves the serenity and rustic nature of Saskatchewan’s north and tries to spend as much time as they can at their cabin at East Trout Lake near La Ronge. Jon and Andrea feel very blessed with the quality of life that they are able to share with their children, extended family and friends. Family is at the core of their daily lives and they feel that giving of both their time and money is making a commitment for everyone’s future. It is not about the volume of their contributions, but the value of them. They have been inspired by many people in their lives and are not exactly sure of where the seeds of charitable giving have come from. They do know that they have been touched by the power of significant philanthropists such as Les and Irene Dube and how their passion for Saskatoon has driven their charitable giving. Jon and Andrea were cautious about telling their story, but hope that by doing so it may inspire others to make their own commitment.
The Jonathan and Andrea Abrametz Family Fund was established in early 2011 as an unrestricted fund at the Saskatoon Community Foundation. Currently the income from this fund supports the Quality of Life granting program, supporting over 100 charities in Saskatoon every year. The couple hopes to grow their fund to a donor-advised level so that their children can be involved in their philanthropy. They want this fund to become a source of pride for their kids and teach them the concept of building a better community by creating a legacy of their own.