Celebrating those who leave legacies through The Foundation


2019 Legacy Circle event honours women’s role in philanthropy

Women shape the fabric of our community. While women’s roles in society have changed throughout the generations, they have always supported the community through charitable and philanthropic work. This year, The Winnipeg Foundation’s Legacy Circle luncheon paid tribute to some of the incredible women who have supported and shaped our community, including Elizabeth Alloway, The Foundation’s first Legacy Circle member.

The Legacy Circle is our opportunity to thank the generous people who are making planned gifts to the community through The Foundation. Since The Winnipeg Foundation was started nearly 100 years ago, hundreds of people have entrusted their legacies to us. Many of these gifts are made through a Will or estate, and too often, The Foundation becomes aware of them only after the donor passes away. That’s why we established the Legacy Circle – to show appreciation to these individuals and demonstrate the impact their gifts will have.

This year’s event marked the Legacy Circle’s 11th anniversary, and was held Oct. 30 in Alloway Hall at the Manitoba Museum. At last year’s event, The Foundation’s announced a $1 million grant in support of the Museum’s new Winnipeg Gallery. This year, attendees were able to get a sneak peak of the brand-new exhibit. The event featured remarks from Foundation CEO Rick Frost, Foundation Board Chair Doneta Brotchie, and Manitoba Museum Executive Director and CEO, Claudette LeClerc, who is also a Legacy Circle member. The event also featured a musical performance by Norquay School’s Music Equals Ukelele Club.

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Manitoba Museum Executive Director and CEO – and Legacy Circle member – Claudette LeClerc.
Young soloist Niveah Michelle of William Whyte School performs during the event. She is part of the Music Equals program, which is an initiative of the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts.
Attendees get a sneak peek at the Manitoba Museum’s new Winnipeg Gallery, which received a $1 million grant from The Foundation.

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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