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            History of the Foundation

            The Donner Canadian Foundation was established in 1950 by William H. Donner. In the mid-1960s, the Foundation began to focus on specific program interests, among these, research on public policy. The Donner family chose Canada's centennial year, 1967, to embark on a course of professional grantmaking that has contributed well over $150 million to almost 2,500 projects across Canada and around the world.

            In addition to ongoing funding of public policy research, the Foundation supports environmental, international development, and social service projects. Every year, the Donner Book Prize honours the best book on Canadian public policy, and the Foundation's lecture series features some of the world's most influential speakers. The Foundation is guided by a Board of Governors composed of representatives of the Donner family and prominent Canadians from a variety of fields.

             

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            News

            > April 20, 2020
            REMEMBERING CHAIRMAN EMERITUS ALLAN GOTLIEB

            The Members, Governors, and Staff of the Donner Canadian Foundation honour the memory of Chairman Emeritus Allan Gotlieb, who passed away peacefully on April 18. The work of the Foundation benefitted greatly from his wisdom and experience, which he gained from a remarkable career in the private and public sectors, including serving as Canadian ambassador to the United States from 1982 to 1990. To profile his impact and to thank him for his contributions to the Foundation and Canada, we produced this xổ số phú yên kết quả xổ số phú yên for the 2016 Donner Prize for the Best Public Policy Book awards ceremony. Allan was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery following a family service. A public celebration of his life is being planned for a future date. We offer our condolences to his wife, Sondra, and to the rest of his family.


            > April 15, 2020
            22nd ANNUAL DONNER PRIZE SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

            Ken Whyte, Chair of the Donner Canadian Foundation, today announced the shortlist for the 2019/2020 Donner Prize, the award recognizing the best public policy book by a Canadian.

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