By Submitted by Association of Fundraising Professionals, Southern Alberta Chapter on November 17, 2020.
National Philanthropy Day is an initiative of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global and 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.
The week of Nov. 17, AFP Southern Alberta Chapter is celebrating the philanthropic spirit during the sixth annual (virtual) Inspiring Philanthropy Awards presented by the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta. Although there will be no physical event this year, that isn’t stopping the AFP local chapter from celebrating philanthropy in southern Alberta.
The Inspiring Philanthropy Awards honour seven philanthropists in southern Alberta and is made possible and successful through support of local businesses and organizations that are exceptional philanthropists in their own right. AFP is excited to announce this years honourees:
Corporate Philanthropist, sponsored by ATB Financial and nominated by Lethbridge College: KB Heating & Air Conditioning
Indigenous Philanthropist, sponsored by Streets Alive Mission and nominated by Lethbridge College: Enel Green Power Canada
Individual/Family Philanthropist, sponsored by Fee Simple Law and nominated by The University of Lethbridge: Terry Whitehead
Philanthropic Group, nominated by Chelsea Sherbut: COVID-19 Community Support Circle
Small Business Philanthropist, nominated by The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation: Hass Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities
Southern Alberta Philanthropy Heroes, sponsored by The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation and nominated by Lethbridge College: Knud Petersen
Youth Philanthropist, sponsored by Lethbridge College and nominated by Lethbridge College: Lethbridge College LEO Club
Head to AFP Southern Alberta Facebook (AFPSouthernAlbertaChapter) and Instagram (afp_southernalberta) starting today, as we will be sharing a video each day until we have celebrated all seven of the outstanding 2020 recipients.
AFP Southern Alberta Chapter is also proud to support a $1,000 scholarship for a Grade 12 or first-year post-secondary student. This scholarship will support a student that best exemplifies positive civic and community support through their interest in, commitment to, and active involvement in volunteer and philanthropic causes.
For more details on this scholarship, including application form, students are encouraged to visit the AFP website at https://www.
For more information on becoming an AFP Southern Alberta member, please contact afp.southernalberta@