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 33 – The Power of “I’m Sorry”

It’s been one year since the Federal Government  delivered an apology to Canada’s LGTBQ2+ community. The apology was delivered on November 28, 2017 in a speech that acknowledged Canada’s systemic oppression and criminalization of LGTBQ2+ individuals, and offered a message of love and acceptance. On this episode, we speak with Marni Panas about her experience on the committee that helped draft the apology and what it meant to hear those words spoken. Links: Watch and read the entire apology delivered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Find out more about Marni Panas. Check out this excerpt of former Prime Minister’s Pierre […]

Episode 32 – Artists and Analytics

On this episode Bryan Jackson, Director of Data for Good, tells us about Edmonton Arts Datathon 2018. And we talk to the renowned ProCoro Canada Choir about a new endowment fund they’ve created to honour two outstanding volunteers. Links: Register for Edmonton Arts Datahon 2018! Keep up with Data for Good on Twitter @DataForGoodYEG See when ProCoro Canada performs next and read more about the Russ and Johann Endowment Fund and you can donate here. Learn more about the Endowment Sustainability Program. Find out how to create an Endowment Fund of your own. Maximize your Year End Giving. The Well Endowed Podcast […]

Episode 31 – Years In The Making

In this episode, Lewis Cardinal joins us to discuss the talk he’ll be giving on November 16 as part of NorQuest College’s Circle of Knowledge: Indigenous Speaker Series. And we talk to Jane Bisbee about what the Social Enterprise Fund has achieved during its first 10 years of community impact. Links: Get your tickets to see Lewis Cardinal at the Circle of Knowledge: Indigenous Speaker Series. See the organizations the Social Enterprise Fund has helped. Learn more about Edmonton in Bloom. Create your own Endowment Fund. Grants: Community Grants – Deadline to apply is December 1st, 2018. Special Shout Out this […]

Episode 30 – Daryl Davis

On this episode, we speak with Daryl Davis, accomplished musician, and author of Klan-Destine Relationships.  In his pursuit to discover how anyone could hate him without knowing him, Daryl built relationships with Ku Klux Klan members. Some of the members who have come to know Daryl have since changed their world view and left the Klan. Daryl tells us about his experience and what friendship means to him. Links: Get your tickets to see Daryl Davis at the Edmonton Shift Lab Speaker Series on October 17th. You can find the documentary Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America on Netflix. […]