Now Accepting Nominations for 11th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards & Luncheon

26 August 2021News & Announcements

 
This year, we are proud to partner with the University of the Fraser Valley to present the 11th Annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon. This event, which celebrates philanthropy in our community, will take place on Monday, November 15, 2021, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Evered Hall at the University of the Fraser Valley.
We can’t wait to gather together in person to celebrate community and hear from keynote speaker Tamara Taggart. Born and raised in Vancouver, Tamara is a community leader who advocates for others and raises much-needed funds for many important causes. As a broadcaster on local television, radio and digital media, Tamara earned her place as a trusted voice for people in Vancouver. She has focused two decades of volunteer efforts on health care and the well-being of children and people with disabilities. In 2015 Tamara was awarded the Order of BC — the highest honour awarded by the Government of British Columbia — in recognition of her years of public service. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2016.
We’re now accepting nominations for individuals and organizations, for their outstanding contributions to our community, in the following categories: 

  • Alan & Vivian Trethewey Youth Philanthropy Award
  • Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Business Philanthropy Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • School Group of the Year Award

Last year, we were happy to award Clearbrook Iron Works with the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Business Philanthropy Award for raising over $305,000 for the Crystal Gala Foundation. Mia Gill was the well-deserving recipient of the Alan & Vivian Trethewey Youth Philanthropy Award for volunteering over 1,000 hours and raising more than $5,000 over the past six years for the Fraser Valley Health Care Centre Pediatrics Unit. Lastly, Lorissa Arndt received the Volunteer of the Year Award for her 15 years of service with many organizations, including the Salvation Army, Starfish Backpack Program, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and SARA for Women.

If you know an individual, organization, or school group like Clearbrook Iron Works, Mia Gill, or Lorissa Arndt, who goes above and beyond to serve their community, please consider nominating them for an award today. Let them know how much their hard work means to others! Click here to learn more. 

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