OTTAWA, April 26 /CNW/ - Community Foundations of Canada is proud to
announce that His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston,
Governor General of Canada, will serve as the organization's Patron for
the duration of his viceregal term.
Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is the national membership
association for the country's 178 community foundations. Community
foundations have connected donors to community needs and opportunities
since 1921 and are one of the country's largest supporters of local
"Encouraging philanthropy and volunteerism are one of the three pillars
of the Governor's General's mandate and we are honoured to have him as
a Patron of Canada's community foundation movement," said Monica
Patten, President and CEO of Community Foundations of Canada. "His
Excellency is a well-known champion of the power of philanthropy to
drive local change."
The Governor General is also the opening speaker at CFC 2011 Conference - A World of Opportunity, an international gathering for the philanthropic sector taking place in
Vancouver May 12-14. He will be joined by former U.S. President Bill
Clinton, African human-rights advocate Naomi Tutu, and Next-Gen pioneer
Michael Furdyk of TakingITGlobal.org.
The conference - which will attract nearly 600 guests from across Canada
and around the world - marks the 90th anniversary of the Community Foundation movement, which began in
Winnipeg in 1921.
CFC 2011 Conference is now accrediting media who wish to cover the
three-day conference, or any part thereof. Media representatives must
apply for accreditation by Friday, April 29, by using the online form.
For more information about CFC 2011 Conference, visit www.cfc-conference.ca.
SOURCE Community Foundations of Canada
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