Neepawa, Manitoba, Beautiful Plains Community Foundation
Linda Hart sees herself as a prairie girl, having grown up in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. After earning her Bachelor of Science at Brandon University and Bachelor of Education at the University of Manitoba, Linda began her teaching career. Over a period of 40 years she has taught high school Mathematics and Science and Distance Education courses for students at small schools in the Province of Manitoba. For the last 15 years, while teaching part time, Linda has held the position of Executive Director of the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation in Neepawa, Manitoba. During this time, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of community foundations in Manitoba, with the current number at 50. Linda has worked closely with charitable organizations in Neepawa and surrounding area as she administered the granting program of the BPCF. She has been involved with organizing fundraising events for the Foundation, as well as programs to encourage donations to the Endowment Fund of the BPCF.