National Philanthropy Day

Message from the Governor General

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) annual award program recognizes outstanding achievement by individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists and fundraising volunteers. In professional fundraising, such individuals and organizations form a vital partnership with charities and the nonprofit sector to ensure that the needs of all citizens are met.

Please join AFP Canada South Chapter in celebrating our community’s philanthropic spirit on National Philanthropy Day by submitting a nomination(s) and attending the Canada South Chapter 21st Celebration.

21st Annual AFP National Philanthropy Day Awards Ceremony
November 15th, 2022
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594
(5030 Howard Ave, Oldcastle)
Registration at 8:00am, Breakfast at 8:30am
Tickets: $55/Individual & $400/ Table of 8 ~ Includes Breakfast
To purchase tickets, click here

Congratulations to our 2022 winners!

WindsorEssex Community Foundation Presents
The Outstanding Community Champion Award
Winner: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre
A division of Invest WindsorEssex

The University of Windsor Presents
The Outstanding Business/Corporation Award
Winner: TD Bank Group – Commercial Banking South-West Ontario Region

St. Clair College Presents
The Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award
Winner: Gisele Seguin, Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation

Caesars Windsor Cares Presents
The Outstanding Fundraising Innovation Award
Winner: Family Respite Services

Habitat for Humanity Presents
The Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award
Winner: David Hunter

The Erie Shores Health Foundation Presents
The Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
Winner: Bianca Georgescu

Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation Presents
The Spirit of IDEA Award
Winner: Unifor Local 444

NPD National Video 

Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)-November 15-is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.

NPD is a celebration of philanthropy-giving, volunteering and charitable engagement-that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy-and all those involved in the philanthropic process-makes to our society and our world.

National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day®, communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy.

In 2012, the nation of Canada officially recognized NPD permanently, setting a new model for other countries to emulate. But NPD is far from just a top-down idea full of formal events. NPD is also a grassroots movement to increase public interest and awareness of the importance of philanthropy, as well as knowledge on giving, volunteering and engagement at the charitable level so people can practice EFFECTIVE philanthropy.

While many people show interest in giving or getting involved, they often need a little reminder about needs and to be inspired by goals and dreams. NPD spurs action, by not only providing tips and guidance, but ways to connect with causes and each other-so people can be inspired by what others are doing and create their own ideas for philanthropic engagement.