National Philanthropy Day

Each year, hundreds of communities across North America come together to recognize the countless ways philanthropy has made a difference. We are excited to return to an in-person celebration to recognize the many individuals and organizations that continue to support our communities.

Stay tuned for an announcement on our 2023 National Philanthropy Day celebrations!


In 2022 we were delighted to welcome community champion Wayne Brownlee as event keynote speaker. Wayne was recently recognized with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit award for his many contributions to our community. 

Wayne Brownlee is former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nutrien, retiring in October, 2018. Prior to this he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for PotashCorp, a position he held since 1999.  In 1989, Wayne coordinated the privatization of PotashCorp, which transformed it from a provincial Crown corporation into a publicly traded company. Prior to joining PotashCorp Wayne held a series of positions within the Saskatchewan Department of Finance, including Associate Deputy Minister of the Treasury Board Division.

Wayne holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Edwards School of Business at the U of S.  Wayne is Vice Chair of the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation ("SPSF") and Wanuskewin Heritage Park. He is also served as co-chair of the $35 million Wanuskewin Heritage Park fundraising campaign and is currently co-chair of the $ 20 million Early Learning Equal Start campaign on behalf of the SPSF.  


For more information, please contact 2022 National Philanthropy Day Co-Chairs:

Kimberly Kroll-Goodwin – 
Karen Waldner –