2019 - Giving Hearts Awards

The Giving Hearts Award program was created to acknowledge the true expression of philanthropy. 

Nominations for 2019 are now closed. Good luck to the nominees, and see you on November 18!

Giving Hearts Awards Categories

  • Outstanding Philanthropists

    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.

  • Outstanding Legacy Philanthropist

    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.

  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

    This award recognises 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Outstanding Small Business (50 Employees or less)

    A small business comprised of 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.