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Drive Reached

February 11, 2016

The Winkler Community Foundation is excited to announce that we have met and surpassed the challenge set out by the Thomas Sill Foundation to raise $50,000 to build the foundation’s general endowment fund. The Thomas Sill Foundation will match the donations received by the Winkler Community Foundation by an additional $25,000. We want to say “Thanks” to the generous donations from the community; both from new and returning donors. It’s exciting to see the foundation grow. By growing the general Endowment Fund at the Winkler Community Foundation, more money will go back into the community annually to make Winkler a better place to live, work and play in.

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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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