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Giving In Life & Beyond

February 28, 2017

A bequest from Darlene Peters estate will support health related projects forever. Darlene’s gift to the Winkler Community Foundation will support community organizations in the Winkler and surrounding community to provide health-related grants. These grants are to support, but are not limited, to Salem Home, Heart and Stroke, Diabetes, Alzheimer and Cancer care. This includes health education programs and support programs and new initiatives in our community and surrounding area.

Darlene was a person who loved people and loved to do things for others. She gave freely of herself and of her time. But, above all else, she was a great caregiver. Darlene passed away suddenly in March 2016.

Darlene left a bequest to the Winkler Community Foundation. These funds are part of the family of funds held in perpetuity by the Winkler Community Foundation.

Created in 1988, the Winkler Community Foundation has raised more than $4 million in assets and has granted in excess of $1 million to charities working in the arts, heritage, socials services, health, education and community development. The Winkler Community Foundation works with donors wanting to create permanent legacies to support causes important to the donor during their lifetime and fulfill donors wishes after the have passed on. Donations made to the endowments are never spent, but held in perpetuity with a portion of the annual earnings given to charities annually. In 2016 the income earned from these investments enabled the Foundation to grant $90,644 to projects in our community.


WES YIP give back

Winkler Elementary School ran Youth in Philanthropy as an Exploratory program during the 2020-21 school year. They had a group of grade 8 students participate. As a part of the program, the students ran a Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser by selling boxes of smarties. They felt the smarties could share some “joy” during a COVID Valentine’s. The girls designed to and from tags for the students to send the smarties to friends aor siblings in the school. The money raised during the YIP exploratory program was matched by the Winkler Community Foundation. Thanks to the student’s efforts and the Foundation’s match, a grant of $669 was awarded to Gateway Resources. This grant has been designated for Gateway’s Life Skills Program to add tactile and sensory box resources. “We decided to raise money for the Gateway Life Skills Program because we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to contribute to the community and do what they love!” – Karli, BYNN and Bria grade 8 YIP students from WES.   The Winkler Community Foundation loves seeing students engage in philanthropic activities. We were happy to see WES find a creative way to still teach young students about philanthropy and positively impact […]


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