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 23 – Down by the River

On this month’s show, we go rafting through the River Valley with the RiverWatch Institute of Alberta. We head down to Hawrelak Park to  hear about the Freewill Shakespeare Festival’s 30th anniversary. And we talk to Beth Dart and Elise Jason about “On the Margin”, a site specific play that you can find (in the River Valley) at the Found Festival this month. Links: Sign up for an Eco-Raft Tour  with RiverWatch this summer. Celebrate 30 years with the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and check out their program. Discover unexpected art venues with the Found Festival. They have an interactive map […]

Episode 22 – Olympic Dreams

This month, we hear from two Olympians! Paralympian Nordic Skier, Brian McKeever shares his passion for skiing, and what he has learned from his family. And we speak with Jen Kish. Jen was the captain of the Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team for the Olympic Games at Rio in 2016. She shares her thoughts on diversity and inclusion in sports. Links: Get tickets to see Jen Kish speak at the Edmonton Public Library’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series. Follow @jen_kish and @brianmckeever on Twitter Check out Brian’s Biography. Learn more about the Owen Schlosser Fund. Find out how to create a fund of […]

Episode 21 – Visionary Arts

This month, we hear from Fringe Theatre Adventures and Opera Nuova about how the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund helps them invest in Edmonton artists. Sanjay Shahani, Executive Director of the  Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), tells us about how the EAC is looking 10 years ahead to shape Edmonton’s Arts and Heritage sectors. And, Helen Ma tells us how a Don and Norine Lowry Award has helped her pursue her studies at the University of Alberta. Links: Share your favorite Arts and Heritage moments with the Edmonton Arts Council. See What’s coming up at Fringe Theater Adventures and get your Early Bird […]

Episode 20 – Bold New World

On this month’s episode, we speak with the Honourable Anne McLellan, Chair of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization. She tells us about the possible benefits and challenges of legalizing Cannabis, and why she feels this legislation is a transformative moment in Canadian history. Links: Read the Final Report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. Find out about Canada’s current status of Cannabis laws. Check out the campaign for the Feeding Hungry Minds fund. Find out how to start a fund of your own! Grants: Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need Alexandra M. Munn Scholarships and John […]

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