Give & Grow: National Philanthropy Day (Nov 15) 2018
Community Leaders Share Why They Give Back on National Philanthropy Day
With support from National Bank and BrainWorks Marketing Inc., AFPNB hosted Give & Grow, a fireside chat-style luncheon that featured local philanthropists, Andrée Savoie, President & CEO of Adelin Properties and David Hawkins, CEO and founding partner, BrainWorks Marketing Inc.
Danielle Boucher, AFPNB member and event moderator led the two business leaders in a discussion about why giving back matters, how to engage a new generation of philanthropists, and how both traditional media and social media can help charities and non-profits engage their audiences and fulfill their missions.
“When we work together, we are able to fix all of society’s issues,” said David Hawkins. “For example, we’re facing a homelessness crisis in Moncton right now. Let’s face it – it’s not just ‘someone else’s problem’ - that could be any of us. The question is, are we ready and willing to work toward a solution? We need to be assertive, aggressive, and progressive about finding solutions. And we need to think of giving back not just as a duty but as a privilege.”
National Philanthropy Day® is special day set aside to increase awareness of the importance of giving by recognizing the achievements of donors, volunteers, fundraisers, and charitable organisations. National Philanthropy Day has been celebrated by communities across the globe since 1986, with Canada being the first country to officially recognize it permanently in 2012, setting a new model for other countries to follow.
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