2020 Giving Hearts Awards | Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Vancouver Chapter

2020 Giving Hearts Awards

The AFP Vancouver Chapter invites you to celebrate the incredible individuals, families and organizations that generously give their time, leadership and financial support to benefit countless people and communities. The Giving Hearts Awards were created to acknowledge the true expression of philanthropy.

 

Please mark this year's National Philanthropy Day for Sunday, November 15, 2020!  While we won't be able to gather in person this year, look to AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter's social media pages for some exciting announcements!

 

Giving Hearts Award Categories

 

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPISTS – TWO AWARDS

These awards honour individuals or families with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and/or international level.

Two awards will be presented annually – one for philanthropists donating to small to medium organizations raising less than $15M annually and one for philanthropists donating to large organizations raising $15M and more annually. We ask that nominating organizations select their applicable revenue category.

Nominations should address the following criteria:

  • Describe the gifts donated by the nominee to your organization and other not-for-profit organizations and the IMPACT of the nominee’s gifts and work on the organization’s ability to provide programs and services
  • Describe additional participation (i.e. board member or volunteer)
  • Describe the special qualities (i.e. innovation, creativity, leadership) exhibited by the nominee in the causes supported, including how issues were addressed or solved and/or how the funds were raised

OUTSTANDING LEGACY PHILANTHROPIST

In partnership with the Canadian Association for Gift Planners Greater Vancouver Chapter, this award honours individuals or families who, through strategic charitable gift planning, have created one or more deferred legacy gifts to charitable organizations. Preference will be given to individuals or families who, in addition to having made deferred legacy gifts, demonstrate lifetime generosity through volunteer and/or philanthropic activities and who encourage their peers to consider creating their own personal deferred legacy gifts.

Nominations should address the following criteria:

  • Describe the deferred legacy gifts (i.e. gift in will, gift of life insurance, charitable remainder trust, etc.) created by the nominee to your organization and other not-for-profit organizations and the FUTURE IMPACT of the nominee's gifts and work on the organization's ability to provide transformational support of the organization's programs and services.
  • Describe the nominee's additional participation (i.e. Planned Giving Ambassador to others, Board Member, volunteer) in your organization and their community.
  • Describe the special qualities (i.e. vision, commitment, leadership) exhibited by the nominee, including how the nominee leveraged charitable gift planning vehicles for maximum benefit to your organization and the community at large.

OUTSTANDING YOUTH PHILANTHROPIST

This award recognizes service by an individual or group of young people ages 12 to 23 who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy.

Nominations should address the following questions:

  • For your organization and each organization for which the nominee has helped raise funds, provide description of role and responsibilities, ability to organize and manage campaigns and groups, funds raised, time, effort and personal financial commitment and impact the nominee and his/her work had on the organization and services
  • Description of both the nominee’s ability to lead, motivate, manage and inspire others, as well as the ability to work within a team
  • Description of the nominee’s support of other non-profits where he/she may not have led fundraising efforts, but was active volunteering for the organizations

OUTSTANDING CORPORATION (more than 50 employees)

A corporation or its corporate foundation that has demonstrated outstanding commitment through financial support and the encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Nominations should address the following questions:

  • Description of OVERALL gift support by the nominee and general approach and philosophy to philanthropy and charitable support
  • For each MAJOR cause, initiative or non-profit supported by the nominee, include description of philanthropic support (money, time and other resources), innovation and creativity in addressing the issue or cause, and IMPACT of that support on those causes and non-profits
  • Description of additional gift support and achievements accomplished through the corporation’s efforts
  • Description of the nominee’s work in encouraging and motivating others (e.g. employees, clients, customers, the public) to get involved with and/or take leadership roles in philanthropy

OUTSTANDING SMALL BUSINESS (50 employees or less)

A small business comprising 50 employees or less, that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment through financial support and the encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.

Nominations should address the following questions:

  • Description of OVERALL gift support by the nominee and general approach and philosophy to philanthropy and charitable support
  • For each MAJOR cause, initiative or non-profit supported by the nominee, include description of philanthropic support (money, time and other resources), innovation and creativity in addressing the issue or cause, and IMPACT of that support on those causes and non-profits
  • Description of additional gift support and achievements accomplished through the corporation’s efforts
  • Description of the nominee’s work in encouraging and motivating others (e.g. employees, clients, customers, the public) to get involved with and/or take leadership roles in philanthropy

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISER

This award recognizes an individual or family that has demonstrated outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects to benefit non-profit organizations. The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects for MORE than one non-profit organization.

Nominations should address the following criteria:

  • For your organization and each organization for which the nominee has helped raise funds, provide description of the leadership role and responsibilities, ability to organize and manage campaigns and groups, funds raised, time, effort and personal financial commitment and impact the nominee and his/her work had on the organization and services
  • Description of both the nominee’s ability to lead, motivate, manage and inspire others, as well as the ability to work within a team
  • Description of the nominee’s support of other non-profits where he/she may not have led fundraising efforts, but was active on boards and committees and gave to and volunteered for the organizations
     

If you have any questions about the Giving Hearts Awards, please contact us at givingheartsawardsvancouver@gmail.com.