TORONTO, ON (October 19, 2016) – The AFP Philanthropy Awards Committee, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is very pleased to announce your 2016 slate of award recipients.  “Again this year, we were humbled and inspired by the extraordinary accomplishments of all nominees. Thank you all for making our community better”, said Ken Mayhew, Chair of the Philanthropy Awards Selection Committee.  The 2016 honourees are:



As Ken Mayhew said, “The award recipients bring to mind one of my favourite quotes. It reads, in part:  ‘To laugh often and much; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.’ (often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, it is an adaptation of a poem published in 1905 by Bessie Stanley).  I look forward to celebrating with you on November 23rd”.


The 2016 recipients will be honoured at the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 23rd at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, as part of Congress 2016, the Greater Toronto Chapter’s annual conference.

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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