Nominations are now open for the 2020 Manitoba Philanthropy Awards.
Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination. Next year we will be celebrating Manitoba 150 and we look forward to honouring incredible work happening in our community!
After reviewing our categories and taking in feedback from our judging panel and community, we have made some small adjustments to the categories to make nominations easier. A significant change is that all nominations came be submitted using one online form. Below are the 2020 award categories:
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy
The Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award recognizes an individual or group of young people in the indicated age category in Manitoba who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to their community through development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropic activities and through direct financial support. Youth must be under 18 until the November Luncheon.
Emerging Leader in Philanthropy
The Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award recognizes an individual or group of people new to the philanthropic sector in Manitoba who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to their community through the development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropic activities including direct financial support.
Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
The Outstanding Professional Fundraiser Award recognizes a fundraising professional in Manitoba who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the profession through leadership in the fundraising community as well as in their organization. This fundraiser does not only exceed at their job but gives back to the profession through their leadership and advancement of the profession. Nominee must be a member of AFP in good standing.
The Outstanding Philanthropist award is presented to an individual or family residing in Manitoba with a proven record of philanthropy that has impacted Manitoba. This person or family has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, regional or province wide level. Emphasis is on impact, not amounts given, however direct financial support is considered.
Outstanding Foundation or Philanthropic Group (previously part of Outstanding Service Group)
The Outstanding Foundation or Philanthropic Group Award is presented to a foundation or volunteer group in Manitoba who has demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy and exceptional leadership in coordinating groups of volunteers and donors for fundraising projects for one or more charities. Neither the foundation, volunteer group, or the individual members or volunteers with the group receive remuneration for their work in fundraising.
Outstanding Corporation (previously Outstanding Contributions to Philanthropy - over and under 100 employees)
The Outstanding Corporation Award recognizes any company in Manitoba that demonstrates outstanding commitment to philanthropy and the community. They offer financial support, encouragement and motivation of others to take on leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement. Charitable foundations that provide financial and other support to communities are excluded from this category, but donations made through charitable foundations may be included in the nomination.
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
The Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award is presented to an individual or family residing in Manitoba who has demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy and exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers and donors for major fundraising projects for more than one not-for-profit organization. As a volunteer, there is no remuneration for this individual or family’s work in fundraising.
Click here to submit your nomination for any award in the above categories
NOTE: Re-submissions from previous year’s nominations will be accepted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to inform the Awards Committee Chair of the intent to re-submit and whether or not the application will be updated or re-submitted in the original format.
For more information, contact:
Awards and Scholarships Chair