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Giving hearts: You can nominate an outstanding person in your community

The Giving Hearts Awards honour outstanding individuals, volunteers, leaders, fundraisers, philanthropists and youth of Greater Vancouver’s non-profit and social profit community.
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Know someone outstanding who deserves to be recognized for their dedication, kindness and generosity?

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Vancouver Chapter is now receiving nominations for the 2020 Giving Heart Awards.

The Giving Hearts Awards honour outstanding individuals, volunteers, leaders, fundraisers, philanthropists and youth of Greater Vancouver’s non-profit and social profit community.

While the organization usually celebrates the event at a luncheon on National Philanthropy day in November, this year AFP Vancouver will recognize recipients virtually.


“During this challenging and uncertain time, the spirit of generosity shines especially bright in our community. While we cannot all be together in person this year, we feel that it is important to recognize those offering a helping hand when it is needed most,” Kyle Tiney, CFRE, VP Community Engagement, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Vancouver Chapter.

Organizations and individuals have until June 12 to submit their nominations for the six award categories:

  • Outstanding Philanthropist,
  • Outstanding Legacy Philanthropist,
  • Outstanding Corporation,
  • Outstanding Small Business,
  • Outstanding Youth Philanthropist 
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser. 
Past award recipients have included Gordon and Leslie Diamond, the Beedie Family, Brenden Parker, Sandy So, David Podmore, Barbara Grantham, and Barbara Stewart.

National Philanthropy Day has also awarded a number of companies for their work in our community, including CIBC, National Tile LTD, IA Financial Group, and others. 

Found in 1996, the Vancouver AFP Chapter strives to inspire philanthropy in our community.

The AFP notes that organizations are welcome to submit multiple nominations, but only one nomination per category is permitted. Individuals and organizations that have previously received a Giving Hearts Award cannot be re-nominated for the same category. However, past winners can be nominated for a different category if they meet the necessary criteria. Non-profits are encouraged to collaborate and submit co-nominations to honour deserving philanthropists.

All completed nominations must be submitted online no later than June 12, 2020.  

For more information, visit HERE.





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