Association President, Bea Bohm-Meyer and Gala Chairperson, Catherine Vu at the 3rd Annual Inspiring Dreams Gala in support of the Mindful Hearts Project.

As the fundraising arm of the Winnifred Stewart Association (WSA), the Winnifred Stewart Foundation oversees all fundraising activities in support of Winnifred Stewart Association's programs and services. Since 1972, the Foundation has held annual and ongoing campaigns to raise funds for equipment, program expansion, and budget shortfalls. Successful initiatives include the Empties to WINN and Green Goods programs, and annual direct mail campaigns, various special events throughout the year, and joint collaborations with local community groups.

The Winnifred Stewart Foundation also welcomes donations from the community at large. Funds from donors are allocated to areas that need them most, unless specifically indicated by the donor. This includes annual operating costs, special equipment purchases, and funding of new residential projects. Gifts made in memory of an individual can be directed by the family of the deceased to areas of most need or to a specific project. Charitable tax receipts are issued for all charitable donations.

Though the Winnifred Stewart Association receives funding from the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Board - Edmonton Region, a significant portion of its annual budget for programs and services must be derived from other sources. Thanks to the Winnifred Stewart Foundation's fundraising efforts in the community, WSA has been able to expand its residential services, add new programs and services, empower more individuals and inspire more dreams.

Winnifred Stewart Foundation Board of Directors

    Association and Foundation Board Members attending Board Leadership 2016.

    Peter Watson, President

    • WSF Board member since 2007
    • Chairman, SCM Insurance Services

    Robert Willmott, Vice President

    • WSF Board member since 2015
    • Consultant with Investors Group Financial Services

    Doug Lane, Past President

    • WSF Board member since 2007
    • Previous President of WSA Board
    • Tourism, Economic Development & Property Management background

    Dan Wiart, Treasurer

    • Board member since 2016
    • Partner with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP

    Elizabeth Norris-Katz, Secretary

    • WSF Board member since 2016
    • Retired Principal from Edmonton Public Schools

    Mike Ackroyd, Director at Large

    • WSF Board member since 2016
    • Senior Vice President of Information Technology at SCM Insurance Services

    Desmond Chow, Director at Large

    • WSF Board member since 2016
    • Senior Financial Advisor with ATB Securities Inc.

    Mike Diep, Director at Large

    • WSF Board member since 2016
    • Lawyer at Private Practice

    Catherine Vu, Director at Large

    • WSF Board member since 2009
    • Owner/Operator of IT company, Pro-Active IT Management Inc.

            Harold Witte, Director at Large

            • WSF Board member since 2009
            • Previous Director for WSA Board
            • Retired Pastor