About the Event

The impact of philanthropy in Manitoba is profound.

In a year that has seen incredible hardship, we’ve also witnessed an outpouring of heroic generosity. AFP Manitoba is proud to bring our community together to celebrate outstanding people, organizations and service groups making a difference in our province.


Thank you to everyone who was part of this year's Manitoba Philanthropy Awards celebration on Friday, November 27, 2020, with special guest Leah Eustace, ACFRE.

The annual Manitoba Philanthropy Awards are a National Philanthropy Day celebration of the good things made possible because of those who give their time and money to enrich the lives of others! Scroll down to read more about this year's incredible honourees.


Thank you to our outstanding sponsors!

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Your 2020 Award honourees are:

Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Outstanding Foundation or Philanthropic Group
Fukumoto Fitness, Outstanding Corporation
John Kearsey, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
Michael Nesbitt, Outstanding Philanthropist
Paul Soubry, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Abigail Stewart, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Your Keynote Speaker: Leah Eustace, ACFRE
Leah_Eustace_2020.jpg   Leah Eustace, ACFRE, is President and Head Paddler at Blue Canoe Philanthropy, where she specializes in fundraising strategy, copywriting and storytelling. She’s also a member of The Case Writers, a small group of writers and designers who work with some of North America’s most impactful nonprofits. Her volunteer work is extensive: she’s Vice Chair of Professional Development on the AFP Global Board, sits on the ACFRE Credentialing Board and is a Board Member for PLEO (Parents’ Lifeline of Eastern Ontario). Leah is an AFP Master Trainer, a Stability Leader and holds a Certificate in Philanthropic Psychology (Distinction) through the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy.