October 24th, 2020

AFP presents philanthropy awards

By Bobinec, Greg on November 21, 2019.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald


The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Southern Alberta Chapter named its honourees for the fifth annual Inspiring Philanthropy Awards at a recent luncheon.

Award winners included: Michael Marcotte and Prime Catering, small business; MNP, corporate philanthropists; Bernadine and Toby Boulet, individual or family philanthropist; the Hurricanes Hockey Club, along with Nancy Graham, Ken Rogers and Fran Rude, for philanthropic group; and Cater Eli, youth award.

“Philanthropy is love and humankind, and to me, philanthropy is about kindness, giving back and putting others ahead of ourselves,” says Jess Fehr, president of AFP Southern Alberta Chapter, in a news release.

The Inspiring Philanthropy Awards luncheon, presented by the Community Foundation of Lethbridge & Southwestern Alberta, was part of the National Philanthropy Day celebrations held across the country and around 140 people attended the event in Lethbridge. The planning committee was thrilled by the size of the event and is looking forward to next year’s celebration.

“We see the generosity of the people of southern Alberta lived out each and every day through all of the non-profit organizations in our community and through the multitude of volunteer hours that are committed every year,” says Caitlin Gajdostik and Monica Loewen, co-chairs of the event. “We’re honoured to be able to celebrate just a few of the many amazing philanthropists in our community.”

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