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Philanthropy, the bedrock of our communities

Happy National Philanthropy Day!

Canada now leads all nations in celebrating donors, volunteers and fundraisers by proclaiming November 15 as permanent National Philanthropy Day. Bravo to parliamentarians for recognizing the importance of philanthropy to health and well-being of our communities.

Tomorrow at the Fort Garry Hotel, over 325 people will gather at the annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon to honour three inspiring individuals and one organization for their dedication to philanthropy:

  • Hannah Taylor, outstanding youth in philanthropy
  • John Prystanski, outstanding volunteer fundraiser
  • Mark Evans, outstanding philanthropist
  • RBC Royal Bank, outstanding philanthropic organization

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (Manitoba Chapter) organizes the luncheon as part of a day-long educational session for development staff and volunteers.

The work that these staff and volunteers do is critical for our community. They are instrumental in creating cultures of philanthropy, where donors, staff and volunteers are engaged together in advancing their organizations’ missions. They enable donors to invest in what their organizations do – and that’s inspiring, too.

So take a moment today to thank the donors and fundraisers you know. And celebrate philanthropy as the bedrock of our communities.

Julie Mikuska


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