Join the 25th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon and Giving Hearts Awards ceremony in Vancouver on November 25th.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (“AFP”) Greater Vancouver Chapter invites you to celebrate the incredible individuals, families, and organizations that generously give their time, leadership, and financial support to benefit countless people and communities throughout Greater Vancouver this year.
National Philanthropy Day & Giving Hearts Awards 2022
- When: Friday, November 25, 2022 at 11:00am
- Where: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
- Tickets: Available online now for $130 until November 18, 2022
The Giving Hearts Awards (“GHA”) honour outstanding individuals, volunteers, leaders, fundraisers, philanthropists, and youth of Greater Vancouver’s non-profit and social profit community.
This year, AFP received 30 nominations from charities throughout the Lower Mainland. GHA recipients will be announced for the categories of Spirit of Generosity (formerly Outstanding Philanthropist), Outstanding Legacy Philanthropist, Outstanding Youth Philanthropist, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser, Outstanding Corporation, and Outstanding Small Business.
AFP’s Tracy London will be joined by Vancouver Foundation’s CEO Kevin McCort and Director, Indigenous Priorities Jeska Slater who will present a keynote address on Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing journey to be in right relations with Indigenous and Metis communities in BC.
Initially, Vancouver Foundation was one of the first signees of the Philanthropic Declaration of Action. Since then, the foundation has hired an Indigenous team and community advisors to lead the first steps – to create a multi-faceted program that goes beyond just funding. The Indigenous Priorities Strategy includes exploring systems change in an Indigenous context, mapping opportunities for advocacy, and moving to more relational grantmaking that is co-created with the communities they serve. The journey has not always been an easy one, and Kevin and Jeska will share some of the learnings and insights gained along the way.
Spirit of Generosity – formerly Outstanding Philanthropist
- Alyssa Virani – nominated by PS & Co Branding Inc. and Frank Palmer Art
- Ali Pejman – nominated by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Ian and Rosemary Mottershead – nominated by Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and West Vancouver Foundation
- Russ Cmolik – nominated by BCIT Foundation
- Gaglardi Family – nominated by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
- Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation – nominated by BC Cancer Foundation
Outstanding Legacy Philanthropist
- Alison Twiner – nominated by Heart & Stroke Foundation
Outstanding Youth Philanthropist
- Wilson Gaglardi – nominated by JDRF Canada
- Ryan Tattle – nominated by Canadian Cancer Society
- Talia Yorish – nominated by Alzheimer Society of BC
Outstanding Corporation – more than 50 employees
- Purdy’s Chocolatier – nominated by Take a Hike Foundation
- LMS Reinforcing Steel Group – nominated by Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
- The Home Depot Canada Foundation – nominated by Covenant House Vancouver
- Phantom Screens – nominated by University of the Fraser Valley
- Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade, BC Chapter – nominated by Canadian Cancer Society
Outstanding Small Business – 50 employees or less
- DLO Move Support Services Ltd. – nominated by Family Services of the North Shore
- West Coast Seeds – nominated by Canopy Collective
- Adega on 45th – nominated by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Native Northwest – nominated by University of the Fraser Valley
- Smash + Tess – nominated by BC Women’s Health Foundation
- Dyspatch – nominated by Junior Achievement of British Columbia
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
- Janet Majendie – nominated by Coast Mental Health Foundation
- Alec Harper – nominated by BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Peter Lukomskyj – nominated by Covenant House Vancouver
- Nuvin Runghen – nominated by Canadian Cancer Society and Wishes Without Borders
- Carlota and Derek Lee – nominated by Capilano University Foundation and Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute
- Christina Anthony – nominated by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and The Forum
- Kimberly Lockhart & Laura Markle – The Butterfly Run Vancouver Committee – nominated by BC Women’s Health Foundation
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
- Jennifer Polci, Managing Director of Development, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – nominated by Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
- Deborah Abma-Sluggett – nominated by Take a Hike Foundation
- Andrea Seale – nominated by Canadian Cancer Society and David Suzuki Foundation
Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today.
AFP represents 30,000 members in over 200 chapters in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and China working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. Follow the local Greater Vancouver chapter on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more info.
Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the Giving Hearts Awards 2022