National Philanthropy Day® Committee

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is the first official day in the world, recognized by the Canadian government on the fifteenth of November each year, celebrated by fundraisers, government leaders, corporations and individuals who wish to honor all contributions philanthropy has made to the community. Celebrating philanthropy in the Lower Mainland, the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon – Vancouver coordinated by this AFP Vancouver committee, is attended by approximately 900 philanthropists, volunteers, fundraisers and support staff from over 100 non-profit organizations.

National Philanthropy Day Chairs: Lana Mador, Ronald McDonald House BC & Lucy Isham-Turner (CFRE), Family Services of the North Shore

VP, Community Engagement, AFP Board of Directors: Kyle Tiney (CFRE), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

  • Leanne Atienza, Manager, Development & Marketing, Vancouver Police Foundation
  • Brittany Beaupre, Marketing Specialist, BC Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Kristen Cassidy, Advancement, York House School
  • Regan Collins, Manager, Annual Giving and Donor Services, Canuck Place Children's Hospice
  • Antonia Kalmacoff Jennings, Planned Giving Strategic Advisor, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
  • Vanessa Lee, Officer, Philanthropy, BC SPCA
  • Shelby MacLean, Manager - Events & Individual Giving, Child Development Foundation of BC
  • Ann McDonell, Director of Advancement, SFU Library
  • Brianna Michielin, Administrative Assistant, BCIT Foundation
  • Sarah Player, Senior Director of Development, Strategic Initiatives, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Ellyn Schriber, Growth & Development Officer, Delta Sport Development Centre - Delta Gymnastics Society
  • Veronika Trebesh, Special Events Coordinator, Arts Umbrella
  • Hana Van Borek, Communications Specialist, Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Rachael Zapp, Manager, Run for the Cure, Canadian Cancer Society