TORONTO, ON (October 2, 2015) – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Philanthropy Awards. The Chapter has honoured leadership in philanthropy through its annual awards program since 1995. This year’s group of extraordinary recipients will join a long list of generous Canadians. The 2015 honourees are:

“Philanthropy is the collective soul of our community. It enriches our lives and creates meaningful opportunities to make a tangible and profound difference to so many inspiring causes and issues.  This year’s award recipients stand as an example of the generosity and dedication of donors, volunteers and leaders in the charitable sector,” said Susan Storey, CFRE, Chair AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Philanthropy Awards Selection Committee. “Our award recipients are innovators and trailblazers who have inspired us through their impact.  They have selflessly contributed their passion, strategic skills and outstanding commitment to our community and they have energized and empowered others to do the same.”

These awards celebrate the outstanding contribution of time, leadership and financial support of a special group of Canadians who set new benchmarks of excellence in the acts of giving and volunteering. The 2015 recipients will be honoured at the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, as part of Congress 2015, the Greater Toronto Chapter’s annual conference.  Tickets can be ordered online.

About the AFP

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) was established in 1960. It represents 30,000 members in more than 232 chapters in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and China, and works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Greater Toronto Chapter was established in 1994 and is the largest chapter in the world with over 1,300 members. For more information please visit www.afptoronto.org/about

Media contact: Cynthia Quigley at 416-941-9212 or cquigley@afptoronto.org.