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National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

November 17, 2016

National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of philanthropy and the Community Foundation is proud to be the title sponsor of this event. Join the Southern Alberta Chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) for the second annual Inspiring Philanthropy Awards on November 17.

For more information about National Philanthropy Day or how to nominate a philanthropic individual, group, or business, visit their website.

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

September 13, 2015

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Southern Alberta Chapter is pleased to announce the following inaugural Inspiring Philanthropy Award honourees:

AboriginalRBC Royal Bank (Nominated by: Lethbridge College)

Small BusinessEnercon Water Treatment Ltd. (Nominated by: Chinook Regional Health Foundation & Lethbridge College)

Corporate PhilanthropistMurray Chevrolet Cadillac (Nominated by: United Way of Lethbridge)

Individual Philanthropist/FamilyYukio and Barbara Kitagawa (Nominated by: Vauxhall Academy of Baseball)

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.

National Philanthropy Day (NDP) is an initiative of AFP and is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering, and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy and all those involved in the philanthropic process makes to our society and our world.

NDP is both an official day and a grassroots movement. In 2012, the nation of Canada officially recognized NPD permanently, setting a new model for other countries to emulate. Since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15 as National Philanthropy Day, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.

The AFP Southern Alberta Chapter will host its inaugural National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Friday, November 13 at which time it will honour the first recipients of the Inspiring Philanthropy Awards, with keynote sponsor the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta The event takes place at the Canadian Western Bank Lounge at the ENMAX Centre.

Tickets for the National Philanthropy Day luncheon can be purchased online at

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