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Dr. Jack Boan Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Monday, May. 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation receives Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

On Monday, April 24, 2017, the Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation was honoured to be named the winner of the Dr. Jack Boan Lifetime Achievement Award. The United Way of Regina created this award in 2016. Dr. Jack Boan was the inaugural recipient in 2016 and the award is presented in his honour to those individuals and organizations who have made loyal, long-term commitments to supporting the community through the United Way.

Dave Boan, Dr. Jack Boan’s son, presented the award at a luncheon to Christina Attard, Executive Director of the Foundation.

“It was an honour to have the legacy of Lorne and Evelyn Johnson recognized in such a special way,” comments Christina Attard, “their commitments as volunteers and philanthropists have been building our community here in Regina and Saskatchewan for over 100 years. That’s a significant achievement that was made possible through their forethought and a simple charitable bequest in their wills!”

The Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation was established in 1962 to continue the Johnson’s personal, and long-term commitment to enriching the religious, cultural and educational life of Regina and Saskatchewan. Both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were active in the formation of some of Regina’s most important community institutions such as the University of Regina and the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson passed away in the 1970s.

Their Foundation takes an inter-generational approach to responding to the most urgent needs of our community – the capital the Johnsons donated through a bequest is held and the income invested in charities that are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors. The Johnson Foundation chose to partner with the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) in the 1980s in order to build on their shared vision for vital communities. The two foundations share an Executive Director and head office. The SSCF was established in 1969 as the Regina Community Foundation – $60,000 in assets from the Regina Community Chest were transferred to establish the Foundation which was managed by Regina United Appeal (United Way Regina) founder, Mr. Jack Ambler.

To date, the Johnson Foundation has contributed in excess of $1.1 Million to the United Way Regina.

The Johnsons would be proud of the impact that the United Way Regina has made over its long history. They have touched the lives of countless numbers of children and community members and helped to build a strong community.

The Johnson Foundation and the SSCF would encourage any person or family that cares about the community to consider a bequest in their will. It’s a powerful and accessible way to ensure that the values that are important to you today continue for many generations. The South Saskatchewan Community Foundation is here to support anyone considering this option.

Pictured: Dave Boan (Son of Dr. Jack Boan) and Executive Director, Christina Attard.




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