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Friends of the Foundation dinner set for March 28

Spring is just around the corner! As southwestern Alberta gets ready to shake off the snow and embrace warmer temperatures, we look forward to seeing our communities bloom with the vitality of the new season.
The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta invites you to help usher in spring as its celebrates its work over the past year at the Friends of the Foundation Dinner on Thursday, March 28 at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre in Lethbridge.
The evening’s keynote program will be delivered by Paul Nazareth of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, who will share his knowledgeable and humorous perspective on the impact of charitable giving on communities in Canada.
The community foundation was established in 1966 as the Lethbridge Foundation, due to the hard work and generosity of a group of community-minded individuals.
The foundation is delighted to have as special guests at the dinner family members and descendants of the founders.
The foundation is proud to have such deep roots in the community and to be able to share with guests the steadfast legacy of giving that the inaugural board of directors and many volunteers helped to create.
Charitable giving through the community foundation benefitted southwestern Alberta with more than $850,000 in grant funding last year, though the true value of these gifts is revealed in the many lives they help to enrich.
Six of these grants and the stories behind them are featured in Giving Together, the community foundation’s annual publication, released Feb. 27.
This year’s edition highlights a reconciliation-inspired Blackfoot perspectives camp, literacy programming in rural communities, and the launch of a breakfast program.
These stories demonstrate the impact of charitable giving in southwestern Alberta, something that is certainly worthy of celebration.
Tickets to the Friends of the Foundation Dinner are $50 and are available from or by contacting the office.
The foundation is hopeful you will join and learn more about the many ways that communities flourish through generosity.
For more information on this or any up-coming events contact the community foundation office at 403-328-5297 or

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