About the Event

The impact of philanthropy in Manitoba is profound.

In a year that has seen incredible hardship, we’ve also witnessed an outpouring of heroic generosity. AFP Manitoba is proud to bring our community together to celebrate outstanding people, organizations and service groups making a difference in our province.

Join us for the Manitoba Philanthropy Awards Virtual Celebration
Friday, November 13 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Featuring special guest Cate Friesen from The Story Source

The annual Manitoba Philanthropy Awards are a National Philanthropy Day celebration of the good things made possible because of those who give their time and money to enrich the lives of others!

Tickets are on sale now!
$20 early bird tickets are available until October 9. Get your ticket before the early bird deadline and you’ll be entered to win a one-year AFP membership.

After October 9: 
$30 AFP Members
Non-Members: $40
Viewing Party Packages: $200 (includes up to 10 viewing links and special recognition during the virtual event!)


Your 2020 Award honourees are:

Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Outstanding Foundation or Philanthropic Group
Fukumoto Fitness, Outstanding Corporation
John Kearsey, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
Michael Nesbitt, Outstanding Philanthropist
Paul Soubry, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Abigail Stewart, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy


Our MPA Keynote Speaker: Cate Friesen
ckS08YtYQvK5cXioRcgB_temp-T.jpgAs the driving force of The Story Source, Cate Friesen works with you to discover and tell your essential stories, the ones that will move your work forward, and inspire others to act with you.

This year, Cate joins the Manitoba Philanthropy Awards celebration as our keynote speaker. 

Cate brings together over 25 years of experience as an award-winning CBC producer, documentary maker, entrepreneur, and performer to inform her practice as a story practitioner, trainer, keynote presenter and facilitator. Cate coaches leaders and entrepreneurs in developing their signature stories and works with organizations to discover and develop stories of impact. She co-leads the training for The Winnipeg Foundation’s highly successful capacity-building program, Fast Pitch, and is an instructor in Oral Communications at UWinnipeg’s PACE program. Cate recently completed studies in Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling and Action with Marshall Ganz, at Harvard Kennedy School. She is the chair of the board for West Central Women’s Resource Centre and a soccer-playing mom who is actively involved in her community.