More than 50,000 people across North America celebrate National Philanthropy Day on November 15.
Held on the same day every year, more than 100 events pay tribute to the extraordinary achievements that philanthropy has made to communities nation wide.
Canadians gave approximately $14.3 billion in donations to registered charities in 2014 and volunteered 2.1 billion hours.
Locally, The Butterfly Girls, Barb Mattucci, Beth Primeau and Loralee McInroy, have been nominated in the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser category.
The National Philanthropy Day Award Nominees for South Eastern Ontario are:
Outstanding Corporation–99 Employees or fewer
Rotary Club of Kingston
Gordon Barr Limited
Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
The Butterfly Girls, Barb Mattucci, Beth Primeau, Loralee McInroy
Youth in Philanthropy, Individual or Group -Age: 18–23
Queen’s Varsity Leadership Council
John and Shirley Purkis