Endowment Funds


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Judi Osborne devoted more than 30 years of her life to YWCA Calgary as an employee and volunteer. On April 22, 2004, after a lengthy illness Judi passed away. At her request an endowment fund, The Judi Osborne Memorial Fund was created to help “women achieve self-sufficiency.”

Earnings within the endowment fund are disbursed according to Judi’s wishes to YWCA Canada and to YW Calgary, the fund administrator. Judi would be thrilled to know that the fund has enabled YW to assist women on their road to self-sufficiency.

It doesn’t matter if it’s used to pay for job training, or to buy pantyhose. What matters is helping these women to help themselves.”– Judi Osborne

Click here to read Judi’s obituary.

Endowment Funds

An endowment fund is created when a donor specifies that a gift is to be invested and only the income earned on that gift may be used for a specific purpose. The gift amount is referred to as the principal or corpus and is held in a fund that is managed by a finance department.

Make a donation

If you would like to support the Judi Osborne Memorial Fund please choose one of the following:

1. Donate online through YW’s secure website and receive your electronic tax receipt to the email address provided at the time of the donation: http://community.ywcalgary.ca/JudiOsborne

2. Mail your donation and receive your tax receipt by mail:

YWCA Calgary
Judi Osborne Memorial Fund
320 5 Ave SE
Calgary AB T2G 0E5

Leave your own legacy

If you would like more information about creating an endowment fund with YW please contact Joanna Domes, Manager Resource Development at 403.705.5784 or jdomes@ywcalgary.ca