Verna and Lionel McGillivray established their Fund for Children in Saskatchewan with a bequest to the Saskatoon Community Foundation when Verna passed away shortly after her husband Lionel. This generous Saskatoon couple had several goals for their donation including benefiting “disadvantaged children within the province of Saskatchewan” and “Christmas cheer for needy families.”
The McGillivray Fund disburses grants three ways:
- Grant seekers may apply for funding designated for Christmas cheer for families in need: application deadline October 15th at 5:00 pm each year;
- Grant seekers may apply for funding through the Youth Advisory Council as part of the Youth Endowment Saskatoon (YES) grant application process with an application deadline in February;
- Grants are disbursed directly to support Camp Easter Seal.
You may also make a donation in support the mission of the Verna and Lionel McGillivray Fund for Children in Saskatchewan.