Leave a Legacy

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Leave a Legacy with Urban Stable!

There are many reasons to consider leaving a legacy gift. It is a great way to ensure your memory lives on. It is also a way to acknowledge Urban Stable, the impact it has made in your life, the lives of those who are important to you, and those in your communities. A legacy gift will help continue Urban Stable’s important work. Plus, there are financial benefits.


Bequests or leaving a gift in your will is a simple and thoughtful way to leave a personal legacy, representing your life and values. Whether it is a set dollar amount or a percentage of your estate, a bequest in your will to Urban Stable allows you to help unbridle youth potential for years to come. Making a bequest is simple. If you have already prepared your will, you can update it with a Codicil, a supplementary paragraph added to the existing will, describing your gift intentions.

If you have not yet prepared a will, this is a good time to think about your estate planning. This is an important first step to ensure that your intentions for your estate are documented and that your family and loved ones will be properly taken care of. It is important you consult with a professional when drafting your will. The information provided here is general in nature. It is important that our supporters seek independent counsel before making a planned gift.

Endowment Funds

Endowment funds leave a legacy by supporting Urban Stable now and in the future. Endowment funds are an investment fund established through a foundation that makes consistent withdrawals from invested capital, providing funds for Urban Stable in perpetuity to help support the efficient running of our programs. Endowment funds are typically funded entirely by donations that are deductible for the donors, providing tax advantages now.  

Endowment building has been a dream for Urban Stable for many years and now, with the generosity of the MacDonald family, the Walter and Joan Werner Memorial Fund, and the matching grant program from The Winnipeg Foundation, this dream has become a reality. Endowment building is part of Urban Stable’s financial plan and long-term strategy integrated into our operations. Its purpose is to support sustainability and maintain our life-changing programs. Add a gift to the Urban Stable Fund or the Walter and Joan Werner Memorial Fund, or establish your own endowment fund for Urban Stable.

Urban Stable Fund

Thank you to the MacDonald family for your donation to build an Agency Fund for Urban Stable held at The Winnipeg Foundation. The Winnipeg Foundation currently has a matching grants program for agency fundholders, after the initial gift they will add $15,000 to the main fund. Plus, there are three subsequent phases of grant matching.

  • Phase I: After the initial gift, the next $75,000 in gifts to the fund will be matched by the foundation on a $1 for $5 basis to a total match of $15,000.
  • Phase II: After Phase I is complete, the next $270,000 in gifts will be matched on a $1 for $9 basis to a total match of $30,000.
  • Phase III: Additional $1 for $9 matching formula provided for larger endowment building campaigns. The next $2,700,000 in gifts added to the fund will be matched on a $1 for $9 basis to a total match of $300,000.

You can give directly to the Urban Stable Fund online here, and receive an automatic tax receipt. See how your gift will be matched. 

Walter and Joan Werner Memorial Fund

Lloyd Jensen and Sue Werner established the Walter and Joan Werner Memorial Fund in memory of Sue’s parents. Lloyd and Sue have a passion for supporting youth and programs that help youth reach their fullest potential. They wanted to honour Walter and Joan with a fund that would provide support for youth for generations to come – thank you.

Your gift to this fund will be pooled and invested, with the generated income distributed annually as grants to Urban Stable, to support our mission. As the original gift remains invested, your contribution will continue to benefit youth-in-need in your community in perpetuity.

Contribute to the Walter and Joan Werner Memorial Fund here or create your own endowment fund.

For more information on endowment funds, we suggest contacting The Winnipeg Foundation. Their website is packed with helpful information and you can schedule a consultation with one of The Foundation’s knowledgeable Donor Service Specialist Advisers.

Leave a Legacy – What will be yours?