AFP Nova Scotia Professional Awards


Our Heartfelt thanks to all those who made this event possible, including: our nominators, nominees, presenters, Awards Organizing Committee , Nominating Committee, and our Awards Supporting Sponsor, Fundmetric, for their many efforts and incredible support in making this event possible.

Please help us congratulate this year's nominees and winners!

Fundraising Innovation
This award recognizes an organization, an individual or a group that has developed inventive campaigns, initiatives, project, or techniques that have grown and/or improved fundraising infrastructure, programs, and/or results while keeping the AFP's goals of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility top of mind.

  • Pandemic Power Hour with Chris Steeves & Danielle Boucher
  • The Robert Van Wart Family
  • West Nova Fuels Curl for a Cause Organizing Committee - Winner!

Partner of the Year
This award recognizes the power of partnership in advancing the fundraising sector. It is awarded to a business or corporation that has provided support through the contribution of financial, human, and other resources and is a strictly philanthropic relationship, i.e. the partnership is much deeper than simply sponsorship alone.

  • Mitch and Matt Benvie, Evolve Fitness - Winner!
  • Graham & Jim Eisenhauer, West Nova Fuels and Superline Fuels
  • Jennifer Estabrooks, Soles in Motion

Above and Beyond
This award recognizes a fundraising professional who demonstrates outstanding commitment to their community through the development of charitable programs, volunteering, community leadership, and/or mentorship in philanthropic activities in their own organizations, as well as the community at large.

  • Sarah B. MacDonald
  • Liz Struijf-Mandishora - Winner!

Professional Fundraiser
This award recognizes an outstanding fundraising professional who practices their profession in an exemplary manner, either as a non-profit employee or as a consultant. Any nominee must have a minimum of five years’ experience.

  • Stacy Chapman
  • Kathleen Provost - Winner!

Rising Star
This award recognizes a fundraising professional whose early success bodes well for future leadership and achievement in the profession. The nominee must have worked in the fundraising profession for less than five years.

  • Mila MacLean
  • Whitney MacLean - Winner!
  • Mackenize Moyer
  • Taylor Mundy
  • Jill Pekley
  • Julia Shultz

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If you have any questions related to the awards or nomination process, please contact the Awards Chair, Chris Steeves at 

Industry Awards Supporting Sponsor

AFP Nova Scotia would like to recognize our outstanding recipients of our past Maritime Philanthropy Awards:

AFP Nova Scotia Maritime Philanthropy Award Honour Roll