Donors - Making a Difference
Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) was reactivated in 1989 when each of the families of John and Barbara Poole, George and Rae Poole and Robert and Shirley Stollery offered a gift of $5 million to the Community Fund. This gift started a tradition of giving, enabling future Boards to respond creatively to new challenges and emerging opportunities.
Since then, hundreds of Edmontonians have realized the Foundation reflects their own dreams of giving back to our community and making it richer with their donations. Ways of giving are as diverse as donors themselves – from one-time bequeaths to annual family or individual donations to donations marking special occasions. Innovative donors have discovered that, in addition to giving back to our community, earmarking donations for the Foundation can be a great team builder.
From the visionary leaders of our community to ordinary families, all donors to the Foundation share the dream of helping to make our community stronger, now and forever.