Welcome to the home of The Well-Endowed Podcast.

The Well-Endowed Podcast is a production of Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). If you live in Edmonton, chances are you’ve been touched by the work facilitated by the support ECF provides to the city’s shakers, movers and doers. As a bridge between donors and charitable causes, ECF helps donors create endowment funds that will continue giving for generations. With that kind of support, those movers and doers can do a lot!

On the Well Endowed Podcast, you will hear stories about donors, and what inspires their generosity. And you will hear about the people who use our support to build and sustain social initiatives, empower youth, strengthen arts and culture, and so much more.

Edmonton is full of passionate people dedicated to building a vibrant community. The Well Endowed Podcast explores the impact that these municipal champions are having on our city.

Episode 13 – George Takei

This month, we speak with the one and only George Takei! George Takei talks to us about his memories of life in a Japanese-American internment camp during WWII, becoming an activist, coming out in Hollywood, and answers some caller questions, too! Mr. Takei will be presenting his talk, “80 Years of Wisdom”, at the Shaw Conference Centre, Wednesday, November 29th.  This talk is part of the Forward Thinking Speaker Series, presented by Edmonton Public Library and Edmonton Community Foundation. Buy your tickets, here! And, you can enter our contest to win 2 VIP tickets by sharing a link to this […]

Episode 12 – Queer-History Tour with Darrin Hagen

On this month’s episode, we go cruising with Darrin Hagen as he guides us through a queer-history tour of Edmonton. Listener Advisory: we will be referencing sex and sexuality in this episode. Find out more about the wonderful Darrin Hagen: Portraits 150: Darrin Hagen Darrin is in the Canadian Encyclopedia! Check out Darrin’s Theater Group: Guys in Disguise. Find out more about queer history in Edmonton: Edmonton Queer History Project Let’s Find Out Podcast – A Rather Queer Roadtrip Grants: Young Edmonton Grants – Deadline is October 15th. The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is […]

Episode 11 – Miyo Wahkohtowin-Good Relations

On this month’s episode, we find out how Edmonton Public Library is using Digital Story Telling to help Edmontonians better understand one another, we hear about how the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers are connecting newcomers to Indigenous culture, and we catch up with recipients of ECF’s young Edmonton Grants Program to learn about the exciting new projects they are creating. Links: Create your own Digital Story, and find EPL’s channel on Vimeo. Learn more about Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society. Check out the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers. Grants: Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships […]

Episode 10 – Big Back yards

On this month’s episode, we sit down with Malcolm Azania, or as many know him — Minister Faust – to talk about his contribution to High Level Lit and about an area of the city he fondly calls Kush to reflect the incredible African communities that live in the Boyle, McCauley and Alberta Avenue neighbourhoods.  Former Centennial Officer Bud Salloum tells us what Canada 150 means to him. And, we speak with Dr. John Weaver about the science behind conservation in the Bighorn Back Country of Alberta. Links: Check out Malcolm Azania’s podcast: The MF GALAXY Podcast Read Dr. John Weaver’s […]