National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration

November 12 & 13, 2019

Celebrating Giving Hearts in our Community

National Philanthropy Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the daily impact generosity has on our community. First held in 1986, this internationally recognized day celebrates the heartfelt contributions individuals and organizations make to countless causes and missions across the world.

Join us for one or more of the inspiring National Philanthropy Day sessions and be part of our community’s largest celebration of giving!  

Nominations are now open for our 2019 National Philanthropy Day Awards. CLICK HERE for nomination information and form.

Join us for our National Philanthropy Day Celebrations:

National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration
November 13, 2019
McPherson Theatre, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Raising Change Fundraising Masterclass
November 12, 2019
Location TBA, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Agents of Change Youth Session presented by Coast Capital Savings
November 13, 2019
Oak Bay High School, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
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2018 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients

Generosity of Spirit

Andrew Beckerman with award sponsor Mark Breslauer, United Way of Greater Victoria

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award 

Jack Boomer with award sponsor Shannon Kowalko, Bayview Place

Outstanding Philanthropic Community Award

The Golf for Kids Team with award sponsor Sherri Bell, Camosun College

Corporate Responsibility Award 

Coast Capital Savings with award sponsor Cheryl Hebb, University of Victoria

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Day (11-18 years)

Diya Courty-Stephens with award sponsor Mark Brasleaur, TELUS

Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Day (5-10 years) 

Andrei Marti with award sponsor Sandra Hudson, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Photo credits: Brynn Feather Visuals

National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is an event started by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 1986. National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is celebrated around the world as a day to recognize the work of charities and remember the extraordinary achievements that philanthropy-giving, volunteering and social engagement-has made in all aspects of life. In Canada, NPD is recognized on November 15 as a national day.

For more information on our award recipients, CLICK HERE.