Mame Curle – How planned giving honors the memory of a loved one, and supports a legacy of agriculture

Mame Curle

There are many ways to make meaningful contributions to an organization that reflects your values and beliefs, leave a legacy, or honor the memory of a loved one. Planned giving helps donors make arrangements to leave money or assets to a nonprofit at a future date, both during their lifetimes and/or as a part of their financial estate planning.

Mame Curle is an alumna of Assiniboine, having graduated from the Welfare Services program when the college was known as the Manitoba Vocational Centre. She contacted Assiniboine to make a contribution to the Prairie Innovation Centre in her grandfather’s memory.

Agriculture has strong roots in Mame’s family history. Her grandfather, Robert Johnston, came to Manitoba from Ontario in 1879 as a telegrapher with the CP Rail. He saw opportunity on the Manitoba prairies, and decided to call a homestead in the Municipality of Elton home.

When the Town of Justice was established in 1909, Mame’s grandparents purchased the land so that Justice could become a stop on the new main line of the CNR. This purchase opened up the west to new opportunities for trade and agriculture.

Robert was a lifelong farmer, and passed his love for agriculture down to Mame’s father. Having grown up on a farm herself, Mame understands the need to advance agriculture in our province. She feels privileged to be able to contribute financially to advancing agricultural training and knowledge through the Prairie Innovation Centre campaign in her grandfather’s memory.

If you are interested in supporting student success through planned giving, please contact Beth Proven at or by phone at (204) 223.5708.