The Saskatoon Community Foundation works with donors to build endowed funds that will provide sustainable support for Saskatoon’s charities. Funds can memorialize a loved one, or support a cause that matters to you and your family. For many, the best way to maximize their ability to give is to plan for a gift at the most advantageous moment, often through bequests or gifts of life insurance. In planning a gift, the Foundation can work with your lawyer, accountant or financial advisor to ensure that your charitable goals are achieved while also minimizing the tax burden on your resources. In this way, the resources you spent your life to earn can continue providing for the community in perpetuity, a legacy of giving that lasts forever.
My life worked out well, I was blessed with wonderful parents and a great wife, and I was fortunate to become a stepfather and grandfather.
Having been born and raised in Saskatoon, Keith Douglas felt that the time had come to support to the organizations that contribute to build a stronger community for the future.
After learning more about Saskatoon Community Foundation, Keith met his financial advisor to discuss his estate plans with. Knowing that his legacy could come to fruition with the support of Saskatoon Community Foundation, he chose to become a Community Builder, leaving a gift in his will.
It was important to me to have my donations put to work here, in my community. I feel that I made a good decision to live in Saskatoon and work here. I still am of the opinion that Saskatoon is a marvellous place to live.
Keith passed away in 2014 at the age of 85. At that time, he left $37,500, to be added to his existing fund, The Joyce and Keith Douglas Fund. Because the fund is unrestricted, our expert committee of community volunteers ensures the income supports projects which change peoples live for the better, forever.
Today, the Joyce and Keith Douglas Fund is valued at $54,865.41, gifting $13,300.00 to date to organizations, this number will continue to grow and make a difference forever.
Tomorrow’s results are created by today’s dreamers. Many people dream of a way to ensure they can continue to impact in the future. With a Community Builder Agreement, you can create a legacy that will support Saskatoon’s vibrant and evolving community forever.
Saskatoon Community Foundation is so grateful for the support of these Community Builders, who have planned for future of the community and ensured that their generosity will live on after them.
|Mary Beckett||Yunker Family Fund|
|Richard Bellamy||Richard Bellamy Fund|
|Jerry and Colleen Berko||Jerry and Colleen Berko Fund|
|Darlene Bessey and Ken Pontikes||Darlene Bessey and Ken Pontikes Family Fund|
|Scott and Carolyn Bray||Scott and Carolyn Bray Memorial Fund|
|Joan Browne||A.H. Browne Memorial Scholarship in Horticulture Fund|
|Drew and Karen Byers||Drew and Karen Byers Fund|
|Scott Cherry||Cherry Family Fund|
|James Copeland Christie||James Copeland Christie Fund|
|Alice Margaret Christie||Alice Margaret Christie Fund|
|David Ross Christie||David Ross Christie Fund|
|Jean Cassidy||Bea and Melda Chute Fund|
|Patricia Coghlan||Thomas Coghlan Memorial Scholarship|
|Bill and Gail Cooper||Willam (Bill) Cooper Entrepreneurship Student Award|
|Norman Dahl||Anna, Nels and Norman Dahl Music Bursary|
|John Delack||John Burton Delack Fund|
|Murray and Geraldine Dickson||Geraldine and Murray Dickson Fund & Geraldine and Murray Dickson Student Award|
|Allan and Renee Duddridge||Allan and Renee Duddridge Fund|
|Velma Rosella Eby||Velma Rosella Eby Fund|
|Dennis Farrell||Marlene and Dennis Farrell Family Fund – existing|
|Kathryn Ford||Administrative Endowment Fund|
|Tony Gravelle and Gail Hanson-Gravelle||Tony Charnish and Gail Hanson Gravelle Student Award|
|Ken Haight and Laura Baker||Ken and Laura Haight Family Fund|
|James Hoffart and Ernie Hill||James G. Hoffart and Ernie J. Hill Award|
|Brigitte Holl||Brigitte Holl Education Fund for Aboriginal People|
|Cam and Sue Hood||Animal Protection Program|
|Dinny and Gary Holroyd||Dinny Holroyd 2014 – Cornerstone of the Community Fund|
|Ken Howland||Ken Howland Fund|
|John and Margaret MacKay||Charles and Ellen MacKay Fund|
|Herb McFaull and Anthony Bidulka||Anthony Bidulka/Herb McFaull Legacy Fund|
|Jerome(Jerry) Meckelborg||Meckelborg Memorial Fund|
|Betty and Stewart Hanson||Sharon L. Nelson (Hanson) Memorial Fund|
|Constance Owen Jones||Geoff and Connie Owen-Jones Fund|
|Ron and Judy Pender||Ron and Judy Pender Family Fund|
|Bill Peterson and Paul Lavoie||Bill Peterson and Paul Lavoie Fund; Bill Peterson and Paul Lavoie Fund for Animals|
|Art Postle||Postle Family Fund|
|Neil Richards||Richards Neil Richards Fund|
|Allisen Rothery||Allisen Rothery’s Fund In Honour Of Her Mother Helen Hitchcock|
|Alan and Edda Ryan||Edda and Alan Ryan Fund for the Saskatoon Symphony|
|Carol Schurr||Carol Schurr Fund|
|Theresa Skwara and Colin Macdonald||Theresa Skwara and Colin Macdonald Fund|
|Robert and Lynn Stark||Robert and Lynn Stark Family Fund|
|Hue and Joanne Ure||Hugh and Joanne Ure Fund|
|James and Inez Vaneaton||James and Inez Vaneaton Fund|
|Elaine Vetter||Elaine Vetter Fund|
|George and Carole Wakabayaski||George and Carole Wakabayashi Fund|
|Arthur Whetstone||Arthur and Denise Whetstone Memorial Student Award|
|Annette Weiler||Annette Wieler Fund|
|Janice Woodward (nee Birney)||Birney Family Fund for the Saskatoon YWCA|
|Peter and Elaine Zakreski||Elaine & Peter Zakreski Family Fund Support Single Parent Education|
|Heather MacDonald||The John Partington Loved Kids Fund|