TORONTO, ON (October 17, 2017) – The AFP Philanthropy Awards Committee, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is very pleased to announce your 2017 slate of award recipients. “When we first conceived this event more than 20 years ago, our intent was to celebrate the best of philanthropic engagement in our communities. Today more than ever, our Committee is humbled by the commitment, passion and selflessness of the many distinguished nominees”, said Ken Mayhew, Awards Selection Committee Chair. “Each of our 2017 honourees have made distinct and important contributions and all reflect the best in giving and volunteer leadership.” The 2017 honourees are:
- Outstanding Philanthropists: John and Myrna Daniels
- Outstanding Volunteer: Bill Downe
- Outstanding Corporation: Genworth Canada
- Outstanding Foundation: The Slaight Family Foundation
- Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Ingrid Perry
- Mo Davies Small Organization for Excellence in Fundraising: Rainbow Railroad
- Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Josh Morrison
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Jim Hilborn
AFP’s Ken Mayhew said “So many critically important initiatives simply would not happen without the generosity of donors and passionate volunteers. This year’s award winners stand as a testament to that and their efforts, combined with the strength of the fundraising professionals and organizations who support them, ultimately make our world a better place in which to live. I look forward to celebrating with you on November 22nd”.”
The 2017 recipients will be honoured at the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 22nd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, as part of Congress 2017, the Greater Toronto Chapter’s annual conference. Please visit the Philanthropy Awards website to order tickets, book a Convey You Care congratulatory advertisement, view award categories, and past recipients.
AFP Greater Toronto 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. 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.
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