holiday party

Growing up, hospitality was very important to Gordon Baergen’s family. His father was a Mennonite minister, so they often had visiting missionaries stay with them and people from the church stop by unannounced. “Our home was always open to whoever wanted to come,” remembers Gordon, “Back then, generosity … was giving what we had ……

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Generosity in Action This month, we share more stories of clients living out their generosity. We believe that generosity matters, so let’s look at how we can increase its impact to support the causes we love. Read the November Generosity Matters newsletter >

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Upsize your giving

Anna* was ready to downsize a lot of things in her life. At 75 years old and widowed, she knew she was better off making changes while she could still manage everything. After some careful planning, she began scaling back her house, her vehicle, and even her extensive volunteer commitments. Meanwhile, her charitable giving happened…

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Steve Brandt

As a young entrepreneur, Steve Brandt didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about how he could be generous. He had grown up in a Christian home and during that time had seen his parents give faithfully to their local church and to those in need. However, starting a livestock transportation business from scratch took…

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Sherlock Friesen

Sherlock Friesen is a long-time Abundance Canada client. He follows a well-thought out Generosity Plan™ that includes making regular charitable donations from his Gifting Fund™. This methodical approach to charitable giving suits his analytical nature. He’s the first to admit that he rarely added an additional dollar to his grocery bill at the checkout nor…

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Family

Advice on how to talk about your will and values with your children Part One of a Two-Part series It is time to update our wills. When we last made them our kids were in junior high and elementary school; now, they both have University degrees and their own careers. But our kids aren’t the…

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