Community Foundations of Canada salutes sponsors, funders of international gathering

OTTAWA, April 18 /CNW/ - On May 12th, Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and a host of leading corporate and philanthropic sponsors will welcome the world to Vancouver for CFC 2011 Conference: A World of Opportunity - a premiere gathering for the philanthropic sector, attracting individuals and organizations from around the world..

Today CFC is announcing its roster of corporate and philanthropic sponsors for the event, a list of recognized leaders in philanthropy and community life.

"McLean Budden is extraordinarily supportive of Canadian philanthropy, and has been a tremendous friend to Canada's community foundation movement," said Monica Patten, President and CEO of CFC. "We thank them, and all of our funders and donors, for their help in ensuring our conference will be engaging and enriching."

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, and human rights activist Naomi Tutu head an impressive line-up of speakers set for the conference, taking place at Vancouver's Sheraton Wall Centre.

Other sponsors and funders include:

  • CF-LINKS Half-Day Sponsors: Anonymous Donor; Phillips, Hager & North; Royal Bank of Canada; Vancouver Foundation, Vancity Community Foundation
  • Opening Conference Reception Sponsor: BMO Financial Group
  • Plenary Speaker Sponsors: The Radcliffe Foundation; Birch Hill Equity Partners; i3 Advisors Inc.; KPMG, Research in Motion
  • Theme Sponsors: Pyramis Global Advisors; The Thomas Sill Foundation; ROMSPEN Mortgage Investment Fund; Deloitte
  • Youth in Philanthropy Program Sponsors: Bentall Kennedy; Scotiabank; Investors Group
  • Website Sponsor: Vancity Community Foundation
  • A/V Tech Sponsor: Doherty & Associates Ltd.
  • Hospitality Sponsor: TD Asset Management Inc.
  • Refreshment Break Sponsors: CANSO Funds; ROMSPEN Mortgage Investment Fund; Mackenzie Investments
  • Media/Marketing Sponsors: Mountain Equipment Co-op; QV Investors Inc.
  • General Sponsorship: HSBC Bank Canada; Alliance Bernstein Canada; Victoria Foundation

Media Accreditation Deadline: April 29

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. Due to security, photo identification will be required when picking up registration packages at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

About Community Foundations

Community Foundations of Canada is the national membership organization for Canada's community foundations. Canada's 178 community foundations help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient places to live, work and play. Together they are one of the largest supporters of Canadian communities, providing $149 million in support of local priorities and organizations in 2010. To find out more visit

SOURCE Community Foundations of Canada

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