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 8 – Challenging Narratives

On this month’s episode, Post Media columnist Paula Simons challenges accepted narratives about Alberta’s history in her contribution to High Level Lit. High Level Lit is a Canada 150 project that is bringing 12 writers together to discuss Canada’s sesquicentennial through an Edmonton lens. Maria Almond tells us how the Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence are helping her pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration at NAIT. And, we hear about some impressive youth initiatives made possible by Edmonton Community Foundation’s Young Edmonton Grants Program. Links: Follow Paula Simons on twitter @Paulatics. Legacy in Action Donor Services. Awards: Don and Norine Lowry […]

Episode 7 – It’s Spring, and Edmonton is hoppin’!

On this month’s episode we see how Red Sky performers are tackling reconciliation in their production Mistatim. We learn how to recognize gifted young musicians with Alexandra Munn. We talk about food accessibility with Food4Good.  And, we check in with Tannia Franke and Nicole Poirier with the City of Edmonton for a peek at the many events the City is planning for Canada’s Sesquicentennial. Correction: Alexandra Munn has been in Edmonton since 1962. You can find out a little more about Alexandra herself on the Canadian Encyclopedia! Links: See what else Red Sky has coming up. Connect with Food4Good on Facebook! Find out about more great Canada 150 […]

Episode 6 – From Her Perspective

Happy International Women’s Day! On this month’s episode, The Maggie Tree tackles women’s experience of war in their upcoming play 9 Parts of Desire; we get into politics with the Edmonton Women’s International Film Festival; we listen in as Edmonton Musical Theater sings out for Canada’s 150th; and we find out how Litfest is showcasing Edmonton’s literary swagger at Edmonton Community Foundation’s High Level Lit Salon Series. Thanks to CKUA for having us in their studios to record our interview with Edmonton Musical Theatre! Always a fun experience. Links! Read more about High Level Lit! Find out more about Edmonton Musical Theater’s This Land, Our Music. […]

Episode 5 – Festivals, Friendship and Popcorn

On this month’s episode, we take a field trip over to the Garneau Theatre.  Now the home of Metro Cinema, and a great place to go to celebrate Canada’s 150 with their “Home Movies” series. We learn about the hurdles women in Edmonton’s arts industry are facing, and how the SkirtsAfire festival is working to address those challenges. We find out how the Terra Centre gives teen moms and dads a place to reach their potential. And, we hear about Gurvinder Bhatia‘s unique approach to create an endowment fund with his friends. Links: Get yourMetro Cinema Guide here! Get the latest news fromSkirtAfire […]

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