TORONTO, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend the annual Vital Toronto celebration hosted by the Toronto Community Foundation. More than 400 people, including philanthropists, community and business leaders, will gather to celebrate the recipients of the Community Foundation's Vital Toronto Fund grants. Presentations will be made to community organizations and not-for-leaders for their innovative work in improving the quality of life in Toronto.
Toronto businessman and philanthropist, Martin Connell, will also present the annual "Spirit of Philanthropy" Award. Named in his honour, the award was launched in 2011 to commemorate Connell's 10 years of leadership as Chair of the Community Foundation's Board of Directors.
The event will also feature Beth Wilson and Randy McLean in conversation with Matt Galloway about "the new philanthropy".
|| John B. MacIntyre, Chair, Board of Directors, Toronto Community Foundation
Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO, Toronto Community Foundation
Matt Galloway, Host, CBC Metro Morning
Beth Wilson, Managing Partner, Toronto and Canadian Managing Partner, Community Leadership, KPMG
Randy McLean, Acting Director, Strategic Growth & Sector Development, Economic Development & Culture, City of Toronto
|| Wednesday, June 19, 2013
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Light breakfast and refreshments will be served from 8:30 a.m. until show time.
|| Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Broadcasting Centre
250 Front St West, Toronto, ON M5V 3G5
|| 37 award presentations
Opening performance by Afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe Maracatu Mar Aberto
Closing performance by UNITY Charity
SOURCE: Toronto Community Foundation
For further information:
Media contact: Simone Dalton, manager, media relations & communications, Toronto Community Foundation, [email protected] 416-921-2035 ext. 218