Community Builders

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.

FundholderFund Name
Mary BeckettYunker Family Fund
Richard BellamyRichard Bellamy Fund
Jerry and Colleen BerkoJerry and Colleen Berko Fund
Darlene Bessey and Ken PontikesDarlene Bessey and Ken Pontikes Family Fund
Scott and Carolyn BrayScott and Carolyn Bray Memorial Fund
Joan BrowneA.H. Browne Memorial Scholarship in Horticulture Fund
Drew and Karen ByersDrew and Karen Byers Fund
Scott CherryCherry Family Fund
James Copeland ChristieJames Copeland Christie Fund
Alice Margaret ChristieAlice Margaret Christie Fund
David Ross ChristieDavid Ross Christie Fund
Jean CassidyBea and Melda Chute Fund
Patricia CoghlanThomas Coghlan Memorial Scholarship
Bill and Gail CooperWillam (Bill) Cooper Entrepreneurship Student Award
Norman DahlAnna, Nels and Norman Dahl Music Bursary
John DelackJohn Burton Delack Fund
Murray and Geraldine DicksonGeraldine and Murray Dickson Fund & Geraldine and Murray Dickson Student Award
Allan and Renee DuddridgeAllan and Renee Duddridge Fund
Velma Rosella EbyVelma Rosella Eby Fund
Dennis FarrellMarlene and Dennis Farrell Family Fund – existing
Kathryn FordAdministrative Endowment Fund
Tony Gravelle and Gail Hanson-GravelleTony Charnish and Gail Hanson Gravelle Student Award
Ken Haight and Laura BakerKen and Laura Haight Family Fund
James Hoffart and Ernie HillJames G. Hoffart and Ernie J. Hill Award
Brigitte HollBrigitte Holl Education Fund for Aboriginal People
Cam and Sue HoodAnimal Protection Program
Dinny and Gary HolroydDinny Holroyd 2014 – Cornerstone of the Community Fund
Ken HowlandKen Howland Fund
John and Margaret MacKayCharles and Ellen MacKay Fund
Herb McFaull and Anthony BidulkaAnthony Bidulka/Herb McFaull Legacy Fund
Jerome(Jerry) MeckelborgMeckelborg Memorial Fund
Betty and Stewart HansonSharon L. Nelson (Hanson) Memorial Fund
Constance Owen JonesGeoff and Connie Owen-Jones Fund
Ron and Judy PenderRon and Judy Pender Family Fund
Bill Peterson and Paul LavoieBill Peterson and Paul Lavoie Fund; Bill Peterson and Paul Lavoie Fund for Animals
Art PostlePostle Family Fund
Neil RichardsRichards Neil Richards Fund
Allisen RotheryAllisen Rothery’s Fund In Honour Of Her Mother Helen Hitchcock
Alan and Edda RyanEdda and Alan Ryan Fund for the Saskatoon Symphony
Carol SchurrCarol Schurr Fund
Theresa Skwara and Colin MacdonaldTheresa Skwara and Colin Macdonald Fund
Robert and Lynn StarkRobert and Lynn Stark Family Fund
Hue and Joanne UreHugh and Joanne Ure Fund
James and Inez VaneatonJames and Inez Vaneaton Fund
Elaine VetterElaine Vetter Fund
George and Carole WakabayaskiGeorge and Carole Wakabayashi Fund
Arthur WhetstoneArthur and Denise Whetstone Memorial Student Award
Annette WeilerAnnette Wieler Fund
Janice Woodward (nee Birney)Birney Family Fund for the Saskatoon YWCA
Peter and Elaine ZakreskiElaine & Peter Zakreski Family Fund Support Single Parent Education
Heather MacDonaldThe John Partington Loved Kids Fund