The Winnipeg Foundation established this post-secondary history award to support students in the Joint Master’s Program (JMP) at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg, in celebration of The Foundation’s 100th anniversary in 2021. The Foundation is celebrating its 100 years of history in Winnipeg, and in doing so, is hoping to elevate the importance of research in our history in all areas of our community. As the wife of William Forbes Alloway, founder of The Foundation, and a major contributor and The Foundation’s first Legacy Circle member, Elizabeth Alloway was pivotal to The Winnipeg Foundation’s history. This $7,500 annual award will support a second-year master’s student in the JMP researching how women have shaped the history of Canada, understanding the roles of women in Canadian history.
All gifts to this fund will be pooled and invested with the generated income distributed as scholarships to local students. As the original gift remains invested, your contribution will continue to benefit our community in perpetuity.
The Friends of Dalnavert Museum has partnered with The Winnipeg Foundation to establish this permanently endowed Manitoba Heritage Trust Fund to support their work.
Until March 31, 2021, the Province of Manitoba will stretch gifts to this fund. Every $2 given during this period has the potential to be stretched by an additional $1, to a maximum of $170,000, this means a gift of $2 becomes $3.
The Friends of Dalnavert Museum are committed to: Preserving and maintaining the Museum buildings, grounds, and collection, presenting engaging programs and exhibits that interpret the history of the house, its inhabitants, and Winnipeg's early heritage for visitors, and developing partnerships and programming that will make Dalnavert a cultural centre for city residents.
The Winnipeg Foundation will generate the tax receipts for all gifts directed to this fund under the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program. Gifts to this fund are invested in perpetuity and the annual income generated for grantmaking is distributed to the Friends of Dalnavert Museum to be used at their discretion.