The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Vancouver Chapter has announced two new Giving Hearts Awards (“GHAs”) categories that will recognize shining examples of support in response to the pandemic. The Community Pandemic Response Awards are to be given to a business, an individual group or family who have gone above and beyond to help others during the COVID-19 crisis.
Community Pandemic Response Awards
Criteria for the two new awards (deadline for nominations is June 18, 2021):
- Community Pandemic Response Business Award
- A corporation or its corporate foundation that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and the encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Community Pandemic Response Individual Award
- A youth, individual or family that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through volunteer or financial support and the encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Submit nominations online for the two new community awards »
“It would be impossible to extend an award to every single one of the community members that have made sacrifices to lift up their peers during this difficult time, “ said Kyle Tiney, CFRE, VP Community Engagement, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Vancouver Chapter. “Nevertheless, we are inspired to put the spotlight on a few who represent the exceptional spirit of giving among our local pandemic response efforts. Our aim is to commemorate the tremendous generosity during COVID-19, be it through leadership, philanthropy or volunteerism, for future years.”
The GHAs honour outstanding individuals, volunteers, leaders, fundraisers, philanthropists and youth of Greater Vancouver’s non-profit and social profit community. Traditionally celebrated on National Philanthropy Day (November) by way of an in-person event, this year AFP Greater Vancouver will recognize its 2020 recipients along with the winners of the successful nominees of the 2021 Community Pandemic Response awards in a virtual format.
Organizations and individuals have until June 18, 2021 to submit their nominations for the Community Pandemic Response Awards nominate here. In Fall 2021, the Giving Hearts Award winners of those nominated in 2020 will be announced for the categories of Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Legacy Philanthropist, Outstanding Corporation, Outstanding Small Business, Outstanding Youth Philanthropist and Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.
Past award recipients of the Giving Hearts Awards have included Gordon and Leslie Diamond, the Beedie Family, Brenden Parker, Sandy So, David Podmore, Barbara Grantham, and Barbara Stewart. National Philanthropy Day has also had the pleasure of awarding companies for their work in our community, some recipients have been CIBC, National Tile LTD, IA Financial Group, and others.
For more information about the 2020 GHAs and 2021 Community Pandemic Response Awards, follow AFP Vancouver on Facebook. Stay tuned for news about National Philanthropy Day, which is set for Monday, November 15, 2021.