Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge

 November 14 – 20, 2022

A $5.00 donation made to the Lac du Bonnet Foundation has the potential to stretch to $14.00 thanks to matching funding from the local Challenge Group Fund and top-ups from the Winnipeg Foundation and Province of Manitoba.

There has never been a better time to help our community flourish forever! The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation encourages residents from Lac du Bonnet and surrounding area to make a gift to the LDB Foundation as part of the Endow Manitoba’s Giving Challenge, from November 14-20.

The Giving Challenge is a major fund-raiser for the Lac du Bonnet & District Community Foundation. All donations received during this event go directly to the LDB Foundation to help build the Foundation’s Endowment Fund. The interest generated from the fund is used to support local community projects that help make Lac du Bonnet and area a more caring and vibrant community today and well into the future.

The LDB Foundation is pleased to announce that once again, a very generous group of local philanthropists have come forward to finance a Challenge Group Fund.  This fund will be used during the Giving Challenge week to encourage donations by matching them dollar for dollar.

In addition, the Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba Government will be stretching donations by 20 percent each up to $4000. Between these top-ups and the Challenge Group Fund, each $5.00 donation made to the LDB Foundation’s General Fund from November 15-21 has the potential to stretch to $14.00.

“This is a great opportunity to support the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation,” says Gary Rollins, President of the LDB Foundation. “Of course, we welcome gifts at any time, but giving between Nov. 14 – 20 means extra support. We’re so excited to see what our community can accomplish!”

On September 14, Dave Johnson, Chairperson of the Lac du Bonnet Foundation attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Ronald McDonald House building in Winnipeg.  The Lac du Bonnet Foundation has committed to granting this project $1000 annually for a five year period.

Ronald McDonald House offers free accommodations to families in rural areas that require extended medical in Winnipeg for their children, a service that some families in our area have accessed in the past. This new facility provides a welcoming home away from home when it is needed most

Included are two photos. One is of the donor recognition glass work piece showing the Foundation as a donor. This plaque is located in the main lobby of the new building. The second is a picture of Dave Johnson with Wendy Galagan, CEO of Ronal McDonald House in front of the new facility.

The new facility truly is magnificent and the Lac du Bonnet Foundation is proud to have been able to support this worthy cause.