MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Each year, on November 15th, a luncheon is hosted by the Quebec Chapter of the Association of
Fundraising Professionals (AFP), recognizing great contributions in the
domain of philanthropy, especially by those active in the actual
community. This year marks no exception, as the luncheon celebrates the
work of key contributors and also features addresses from two prominent
philanthropists: Mrs. Joey Adler, President of Diesel Canada and Founder of ONEXONE, and Mr. Charles Sirois, President of Telesystem and Founder of Enablis.
In addition to the speaker presentations, recognition awards will be
presented in the following categories:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Awarded to Mrs. Judy Martin, Board President of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, where youth and staff simply call her 'Judy,' volunteering and
philanthropy were always natural for her inspired by values inherited
from her mother. A boundless sense of energy and commitment, Judy
inspires and mobilizes public and private sectors in supporting her
vision of helping youth facing difficulty. A "hands on" President, she
wears many hats - always keeping her finger on pulse of the
organization while observing the direct impact on individuals who
benefit from her fundraising, volunteer and leadership efforts.
Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award: The award this year will be presented to Mr. Pierre Lassonde, a living legend in philanthropy. Previously recognized for his
contribution towards the extension project of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Mr. Lassonde recently arranged $10-million of funding towards the
building of a new pavilion. The new extension will be named the "Pierre
Lassonde Pavilion" as a further recognition of the sustained and
exemplary contribution this patron has made to the museum.
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Awards: Names of recipients are announced at the luncheon and then published
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Awards (5-21 years of age): Names of recipients are announced at the luncheon and then published
According to Susan Reitz, President of the Quebec Chapter of the AFP,
philanthropy and philanthropists are playing an ever-increasing role in
our society. "With the development of new media, philanthropy has
become more and more creative in its approach," she mentions. "We have
had to find new ways to reach people, all in a variety of locations,
and simultaneously. Professional fundraisers have had to adapt to this
changing space and deserve to be recognized for their hard work,
contribution to their various communities, and their efforts which
expand cultural assets," Reitz concludes.
About the AFP
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents nearly
30,000 members in more than 200 chapters throughout the world, working
to advance philanthropy through education, training, mentoring,
research, credentialing, and advocacy. The association fosters the
development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high
ethical standards in the fundraising profession. In Canada, the
association represents more than 2,700 members.
The Quebec Chapter of the AFP was founded in 1998 and includes nearly
200 members. For more information about the Association, its mission
and services, please visit http://afpquebec.afpnet.org.
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