Looking back to look forward

Arts, Culture & Heritage

Examining The Winnipeg Foundation’s archives.

As we approach our centennial in 2021, The Foundation is excited to bring you snippets from our history! We will devote a page in each issue of our magazine to archival information.

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If you were attending the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on the evening of Dec. 3, 1959, you would have read this announcement of the launch of the WSO’s Agency Fund at The Winnipeg Foundation, in the program.

Fun Fact: The WSO’s endowment fund at The Winnipeg Foundation, created in 1958, was the first Agency Fund established in The Foundation’s history.

Today, The Winnipeg Foundation is home to 430 Agency Funds set up by a variety of charities. Agency Funds provide organizations with an annual source of revenue to be used at their discretion.

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra program

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra program

This story is featured in the Fall 2019 issue of our Working Together magazine. Download or view the full issue on our Publications page.

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