Giving Hearts Honour Roll

The Giving Hearts Honour Roll celebrates the many heartfelt contributions, big and small, that individuals, businesses, organizations, and community groups give in support of communities across Vancouver Island. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to community and philanthropy through contributions of time, treasure and/or talent. 

See the past Honour Roll recipients here.


  1. Name of the individual, family, group, organization, or business you are nominating (nominee)
  2. Nominee’s contact email
  3. Nominee’s phone number
  4. Short description of the nominee (max 150 words)
  5. Nomination Statement: Please describe how the nominee meets the criteria for this award. Prompting questions to help you formulate this entry can be found on the last page. (max 1000 words)
  6. OPTIONAL: Please share any files, photos, articles, letters of support, etc. that are relevant to your nomination statement. If any of your uploads aren’t working, please feel free to email them to with the name of your nominee in the subject line
  7. OPTIONAL: Please share any links to pages, videos, articles, news features, etc. that are relevant and support your nomination statement



Please note: you are not required to answer all of these questions in your statement, they are just to help you think of what sort of information to include.

  • What organization(s) does the nominee support?
  • Are there specific initiatives or events they participate in or support?
  • Have they ever taken on a leadership role? (ex. managing a campaign, organizing an event, leading a team of volunteers, etc.)
  • What social issues does their work address or help solve?
  • How long have they been involved?
  • How do they support these causes, social issues or initiatives through giving of their time, treasure, and/or talent?
  • Do they provide financial support to non-profits or initiatives - and if so how much?
  • Do they volunteer their time (or their employees time if an organization)
  • What skills do they lend to their philanthropic work? (ex. event planning, financial planning, administrative tasks, communications and marketing, sales, etc.)
  • Tell us about the nominee's qualities and values (ex. organized, dependable, compassionate, etc.).
  • Do they involve others in their fundraising and/or volunteer efforts?
  • How do they encourage or motivate others in their community to make a difference?



What is NPD?

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world. NPD provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD is organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Vancouver Island Chapter

What is AFP?

For over 50 years, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has been the standard-bearer for professionalism in fundraising. AFP empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy. There are over 240 AFP chapters around the world! AFP Vancouver Island's purpose is to foster a culture of philanthropy across Vancouver Island through professional development, networking, community events, advocacy and NPD.

Who can nominate?

Any person or business anywhere (on Vancouver Island an beyond!) can nominate and there is no limit to how many nominations they can submit.

Who can be nominated?

Any individual, family, group of people, club, community group, business or organization that is located on Vancouver Island or the surrounding Islands can be nominated.

Can organizations and non-profits work together to jointly nominate a donor?

Yes! If you know other non-profits or organizations that the person, group or business supports as well, we actually recommend working together with them on a nomination so that you can have all the information and not double up the work! This also helps show the philanthropic reach of the individual or organization you are nominating.

Can a donor be nominated for the Vancouver, Victoria, and/or other community Awards?

Yes! As long as the individual or organization you are nominating provides philanthropic support and engagement in the community you are nominating them in, they can be submitted for as many of the AFP National Philanthropy Day Awards that they qualify for. However, every AFP chapter and organization does their awards in a unique way, so be sure to check the award categories, requirements, and websites for more information!

How do I nominate?

The 2023 nomination form will be available in the fall of 2023.

What is the deadline?

TBD - Fall 2023

Do I need to tell the individual or business I am nominating?

This is completely up to you.

Will the nominator (me or my business) be announced/advertised?

No, we do not publicly share the nominator names with the community or nominees. However, we encourage you share about the Giving Hearts Honour Roll in your community, network, and online! You can reshare our posts on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. @afpvi #nationalphilanthropyday

How are the recipients selected?

Nominations for the Honour Roll will be screened by the NPD Committee to check for accidental or inappropriate submissions.

How will nominees be informed they are this year’s recipient?

AFP VI will contact all Honour Roll recipients on National Philanthropy Day, November 15th, 2022.

What will this year’s recipients get?

Recipients of the Honour Roll will receive a digital certificate.

How will the recipients be celebrated in the community?

Recipients of the Honour Roll will be celebrated across all AFP VI channels.

More questions?

Contact AFP Vancouver Island: