Since 1986, November 15 has been National Philanthropy Day!

Each year on this date, more than 100 chapters of the AFP organize events across North America. AFP Quebec highlights the occasion by presenting its prestigious Excellence in Philanthropy Awards. These celebrate the extraordinary community leadership and commitment of exceptional individuals, businesses and organizations.

Candidates are nominated by non-profit organizations that wish to pay tribute to their donors, volunteers and/or employees. The winners in the eight award categories are selected following an evaluation and deliberation process by AFP Quebec’s Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Committee as well as a jury comprised of leaders from various sectors of Quebec society, including past award winners.

Frequently Asked Questions

NOMINATIONS

Deadline for submission: July 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Each organization can submit one nomination per category. An individual, business or foundation can win an award in a given category only once every five (5) years.

Non-profit organizations registered in Quebec are invited to submit candidates—individuals, businesses or organizations—who have shown exceptional generosity, commitment and leadership in philanthropy for the Excellence Award in one of the following categories:

Award for Outstanding Innovative Professional in Philanthropy

This award honours a professional in philanthropy who has demonstrated innovation in the field of philanthropy through a specific initiative. This award pays tribute to the leadership of an individual who has brought a breath of fresh air to the field of philanthropy by deploying an innovative campaign, showing extraordinary interinstitutional collaboration or initiating an exceptional charitable event. It honours a person who works within your organization.

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Award for Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy

This award honours an individual or a family who, through philanthropic initiative, has demonstrated extraordinary civic responsibility, serving as a lever to motivate and coordinate groups of donors and/or volunteers for the benefit of your mission or for a specific fundraising project. This award pays tribute to a philanthropic initiative by an individual or a family, independent of an organization or business, that has had an extraordinary impact on your ability to offer programs and/or services.

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Award for Outstanding Major Donor

This award honours an individual, family or private foundation that, through direct financial support, has demonstrated extraordinary civic responsibility and exceptional generosity for the benefit of your mission or for a specific fundraising project. This award pays tribute to a donation, independent of an organization or business, that has had an extraordinary impact on your ability to offer programs and/or services.

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Award for Outstanding Major Corporate Donor

This award honours a business or a business foundation that, through direct financial support, has demonstrated extraordinary civic responsibility and exceptional generosity for the benefit of your mission or for a specific fundraising project. This award pays tribute to a corporate donation, independent of an organization or business, that has had an extraordinary impact on your ability to offer programs and/or services.

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Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizen (fewer than 500 employees)

This award honours a business or business foundation with fewer than 500 employees that, though a philanthropic initiative, has demonstrated extraordinary civic responsibility, serving as a lever to motivate and coordinate groups of donors and/or volunteers for the benefit of your mission or for a specific fundraising project. This award pays tribute to a corporate philanthropic initiative that has had an extraordinary impact on your ability to offer programs and/or services.

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Award for Outstanding Corporate Citizen (500 or more employees)

This award honours a business or business foundation with 500 or more employees that, though a philanthropic initiative, has demonstrated extraordinary civic responsibility, serving as a lever to motivate and coordinate groups of donors and/or volunteers for the benefit of your mission or for a specific fundraising project. This award pays tribute to a corporate philanthropic initiative that has had an extraordinary impact on your ability to offer programs and/or services.

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Award for Outstanding Youth Committed to Philanthropy

This award recognizes a youth or group of youth 25 years of age or under who, through direct financial support, a philanthropic initiative, the development of a charitable program and/or volunteering, has demonstrated extraordinary civic responsibility and exceptional generosity for the benefit of your mission or a specific fundraising project. This award pays tribute to youth contribution and leadership in philanthropy.

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Award for Outstanding Career in Philanthropy

This award honours a philanthropy professional who has demonstrated a level of excellence in the field of philanthropy through their exemplary leadership, fundraising skills, avant-garde vision as well as sound and rigorous values. The award pays tribute to a person who works within your organization who has led an exceptional career and has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the field of philanthropy.

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