For the past 34 years, Lisa Hodnefield was a valued part of the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund

For 34 years, Lisa Hodnefield has dedicated herself in a variety of capacities to communities across the province. After three decades with the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund and Sask Sport, Hodnefield will be stepping into retirement.

In 1990, Hodnefield was hired in Sask Sport’s accounting department. A year later, she transitioned to work with the Trust Initiatives Program, where she remained for six years. During that time, the program evolved to become the Community Grant Program, which currently has $6.5 million available to fund communities around the province.

To promote the new Program, Hodnefield and colleagues travelled around Saskatchewan, prioritizing their attendance in northern communities. The group wanted to gain a better understanding of the possible challenges caused by isolation, travel and a higher cost of living. The process helped ensure the grant programs were able to address any unique community needs.

According to Hodnefield, these trips were some of her most fond memories.

Following her time with the Community Grant Program, Hodnefield had a brief stint from 1998-99 with the Community Initiatives Fund, as well as two years with Accounts Receivable.

Eventually, Hodnefield returned to her work with the Community Grant Program in 2001 and five years later, took the final step in her career as the program’s new Trust Coordinator. For the last 18 years Hodnefield has dedicated herself to that role.

“It has been such a great group to work with over the years. Most of the time it didn’t feel like work – just a bunch of friends hanging together and accomplishing great things,” shared Hodnefield.

Lisa will officially retire on June 28, 2024.

Sask Lotteries congratulates you on your extraordinary career Lisa and wish you all the best as you take on this new journey!