“Because by working together, we can create ‘A Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all.”
– Richard L. Frost
Rick Frost has served as CEO of The Winnipeg Foundation since 1997. During this time, he has steered The Foundation through unprecedented growth and change. Rick will retire on April 26, 2021 – The Foundation’s 100th anniversary.
Anyone who had the privilege of working with Rick knows he is an approachable leader who sees the best in people. Generous with his wisdom and measured in his response, he embodies The Foundation’s vision of creating ‘a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all.’
Passionate about the charitable sector, Rick particularly enjoyed working on The Foundation’s leadership initiatives such as Downtown Green Spaces, Nourishing Potential, Literacy for Life and the Centennial Institute.
In recognition of his contributions to community, Rick was recently invested into the Order of Manitoba. He holds an MA (History) from McMaster University, an MPA from Queen’s University and Honorary Doctorates of Law from both University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba.
Rick, on behalf of donors, grantees, staff and stakeholders of The Winnipeg Foundation – along with the entire community foundation movement – thank you for your commitment and service.
Doneta Brotchie | Board Chair, The Winnipeg Foundation
Recognizing Rick’s Contributions
There are two ways you can pay tribute to Rick and his impact in our community.
- Leave a message in our commemorative online book. Please contribute a brief memory, a longer story, greetings or a photo. The book will be printed at a later date as a keepsake of Rick’s time at The Foundation.
- Make a gift to the Richard L. Frost Scholarship on the History of Philanthropy. This award celebrates two of Rick’s passions: history and the charitable sector. This graduate-level award supports a History student conducting research on how the wellbeing of local communities or Canadian society in general has been advanced by generous individuals, specific charitable agencies or social movements within the broadly defined voluntary sector.
Here’s how you can be part of things!
Head to wpgfdn.org/RickFrostRetirement to participate in one or both these opportunities!
Originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Saturday, Mar. 27, 2021.