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 38 – What Does This Senate Thing Do, Anyway? A Conversation With Paula Simons

Paula Simons is well known in Edmonton for her work as an award-winning journalist with the Edmonton Journal. And now she’s embarking on a whole new adventure as an independent senator. Paula tells us about this big transition, and let’s us in on what the Senate is up to when it’s in session. Links: Follow @paulatics on twitter. Find out how senators get appointed. Who currently sits in the senate? What does the Senate do? Curious about Bill C-69? Grants: Young Edmonton Grants – Deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. Community Grants – Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. […]

Episode 37 – Sharing Knowledge

On this episode, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips speaks with Edmonton Community Foundation’s CEO,  Martin Garber-Conrad about the history of our home at Hilltop House. Then, Hunter Cardinal joins us to discuss his new play Lake of the Strangers and the process of working with community to create new myths. Links: Find out more about the history of Edmonton Community Foundation. Get your tickets for Lake of the Strangers, which runs January 22-February 2 in the Backstage Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns. The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network. Music […]

Episode 36 – Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup

On this episode we put on our aprons and head into the kitchen with Jon Hall and Twyla Campbell to cook up a storm and chat about their new book Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup: The inspiring life of Chef Gail Hall. Chef Hall was a prolific community member who touched many people’s lives over the years through her work as a writer, media personality and as a cook. She passed away after living with breast cancer in 2016, and in this episode we remember Gail’s legacy through her food. Twyla Campbell has been writing about food, wine, cocktails […]

Episode 35 – Senior Women

On this episode, we speak with Nicole Smith to talk about the Sage Seniors Association, and some of the challenges that senior women in Edmonton are facing. And our own CEO, Martin Garber-Conrad joins us to talk about giving during the holiday season, and his approach to teaching one young person about philanthropy. Links: Check out our Vital Topic: Senior Women. Learn more about Sage Seniors Association. Find out how you can create an Endowment Fund at ECF. Special Shout Out for the Alberta Podcast Network, and all of the amazing contributors who share stories (real and fictional) about our province. […]