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 10 – Big Back yards

On this month’s episode, we sit down with Malcolm Azania, or as many know him — Minister Faust – to talk about his contribution to High Level Lit and about an area of the city he fondly calls Kush to reflect the incredible African communities that live in the Boyle, McCauley and Alberta Avenue neighbourhoods.  Former Centennial Officer Bud Salloum tells us what Canada 150 means to him. And, we speak with Dr. John Weaver about the science behind conservation in the Bighorn Back Country of Alberta. Links: Check out Malcolm Azania’s podcast: The MF GALAXY Podcast Read Dr. John Weaver’s […]

Episode 9 – Big Hearts, Open Minds

On this month’s episode, we sit down with Jon Hall to remember his wife, Gail Hall, and her dedication to uplifting Edmonton’s community. Jas Pandher reveals everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Sikh Turban with the Turban Eh! event for Canada 150. We speak with Karen Unland about the landscape of podcasting in Edmonton, and we find out more about her new project: The Alberta Podcast Network. We also spend a little time at the Zoo where we catch up with ECF  donors and partners. Links: Donate to the ChefGail Fund here. And you can read more about her […]

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 […]

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