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 63 – A Heartbeat of Music, Love and Welcoming

On this Episode, we tour iHuman Youth Society where we learn about the amazing ways they offer support to vulnerable youth. And we meet Steven Finkleman and Jane Cardillo, the parents of David Finkleman. They have created an endowment fund to support iHuman Youth Society in memory of their son. On Jan. 27, 2014, David was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing Whyte Avenue. He is widely described as a kind, creative, and generous person, who gave a helping hand wherever he could.  His parents hope to continue his legacy with the David Finkleman Fund. Links: Listen to David […]

Episode 62 – Raricanow

On this episode, we speak to members of Raricanow. A not-for-profit organization that aims to promote human rights for all LGBTIQ2S+ Refugees and newcomers in Canada. Some of the content discussed may be difficult for some listeners. Our guests were open-hearted as they shared their emotional and lived experiences, which include violence and loss. While there are no graphic descriptions, some events and feelings are stated as matter of fact. We are grateful for the opportunity to share this discussion, and appreciate the emotional work each of our guests provided to help us better understand their experience. Links: Find out […]

Episode 61 – YEG History Series

On this episode, we bring you a compilation of the wonderful history series produced by Edmonton’s former historian laureate, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips. To help Edmonton Community Foundation celebrate its 30th anniversary, Chris had been investigating and gathering stories with a historical connection to Edmonton. And we’ve been sharing those stories on this podcast throughout 2019. From a look at Edmonton during prohibition to visiting the childhood home of Marshall McLuhan, it is our pleasure to bring you on a YEG history adventure this holiday season. Links: Find out more about ECF’s home, Hilltop House. See what’s happening at Varscona Theatre! Visit […]

Episode 60 – KidSport

On this episode, we sit down with Dayna Hyman, Executive Director of KidSport Edmonton. Dayna tells us about why access to sport is so important for kids, and how their group uses fundraising and community partnerships to make sure all kids can play. Clarification: KidSport Edmonton subsidizes sport registration fees. They develop community partnerships with other organizations to help families over come other barriers, beyond finance. Links: Find out more about KidSport! Give the gift of sport. Want to sign your child up? Check out our Vital Topic: Sports and Recreation in Edmonton. Read the article: The 1 Trait 94 […]