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 20th Celebration.:

The 20th Annual AFP National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Awards Ceremony
Sponsored by the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation and WFCU Credit Union

Thank you to our AFP members, community partners, and philanthropy advocates who supported and attended AFP Canada South’s NPD Awards event this year!

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners :
AFP Canada South Chapter Presents Outstanding Fundraising Innovation – Shore to Shore Marathon

Windsor Essex Community Foundation Presents Outstanding Fundraising Champion – Hogs for Hospice

Erie Shores Health Foundation Presents Outstanding Youth Philanthropist – Sofia Rosati

University of Windsor Presents Outstanding Business or Corporation – Fortis Group

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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.