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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.


Scholarship Renewals

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Pay It Forward May

  Pay it Forward is something we can and should be doing all year round. The Winkler Community Foundation and Morden Area Foundation has chosen one month to be more active in our efforts – not because we have to, but because we want to. Not because we’ve experienced kindness from others, but because we want to work together to make our community strong and vibrant. Pay it Forward. Inspire others. Impact our Community.