Giving Hearts Awards
Giving Hearts Awards Categories
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. 2 awards will be presented annually – one for philanthropists donating to small to medium organizations raising up to $15M annually and one for philanthropists donating to large organizations raising more than $15M annually.
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.
Outstanding Youth Philanthropist
This award recognizes service by a young person 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 (Over 50 Employees)
A corporation or its corporate foundation, who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.
Outstanding Small Business (Under 50 Employees)
A small business of not more than 50 employees; who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment, through financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.
Outstanding Fundraising Professional
This award recognizes an outstanding individual fundraising professional who practices his/her profession directly for a non-profit organization. The recipient must have at least 10 years of professional fundraising experience. Current AFP Vancouver Board Members, members of the Judging Committee and self- nominations are not eligible for this award.
Giving Hearts Lifetime Achievement Award
The Board of Directors of the AFP Vancouver Chapter has established a Giving Hearts Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented in recognition of an individual’s extraordinary contribution and dedication to the fundraising profession. The Giving Hearts Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize outstanding professional and volunteer contributions to the philanthropic sector, to AFP, to the profession and to the community. Current AFP Vancouver Board Members, members of the Judging Committee and self-nominations are not eligible for this award. This award will be presented from time-to-time at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the AFP Vancouver Chapter.