Celebrating National Philanthropy Day – Clark and Anne Lewis Charitable Fund at SSCF
Clark and Anne established a fund that would support dear charities forever
(November 15, 2018) – In celebration of National Philanthropy Day®, the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation (SSCF) would like to tell the story of the Clark and Anne Lewis Charitable Fund at the SSCF and the amazing legacy that they have left.
Clark and Anne Lewis married in 1961 and took over the family farm. Throughout their lives they were active volunteers. Clark’s obituary stated that Clark’s “never-ending willingness to volunteer his services in any aspect of community life, has gained him the respect of all who knew him.” He served organizations such as the United Church in Kelso, Wawota, and Moosomin, the Fairmede Agriculture Society, 4-H Clubs, and more. His Honour Lieutenant Governor Jack Wiebe presented Clark with the 1998 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal.
In 1999, Anne and Clark retired to Moosomin after selling their farm. Around this same time, the couple started to set up the Clark and Anne Lewis Charitable Fund at the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation. Clark passed away in 2005 at the age of 80 and Anne passed away in 2007 at the age of 89.
Their donation is endowed permanently and they specified that all of the interest earned on the fund be donated to the following charities year after year:
- the Moosomin Library;
- the Fairmede Cemetery Fund;
- the Bethel United Church;
- the Wawota United Church;
- the Moosomin Nursing Home (specifically designated for resident activities);
- the Moosomin Organization for Transportation of Handicapped (MOTOH)
- The Saskatchewan 4H Foundation and the Fairmede 4H
Through their philanthropy Clark and Anne Lewis ensured that the causes they care about would be supported forever.
SSCF offers a variety of options to give back to the community you care about. Whether it is setting up an endowment fund, contributing to an existing fund, or making a legacy gift, we will assist you with your philanthropic goals. Learn more about the legacy you can leave for the future by contacting our office.
For additional information and media inquiries, please contact:
Executive Assistant and Communications Coordinator
South Saskatchewan Community Foundation