Thank you for attending the 28th Annual Philanthropy Awards

What a wonderful evening it was!

Thank you to our presenting sponsor WCPD and all of our other incredible sponsors for your caring and support.

And a very big thank you to the entire volunteer committee for helping make it all come together.


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Track Changes Part 2: Year End Appeal Real-time Fundraising Writing Workshop

Back by popular demand, this workshop is back to help you create a perfected year end appeal. Whether you work as part of a team or you are a one-stop shop for everything from direct mail to email communications, this session is for you.
Inspired by real conversations with clients, we’re going to edit your writing – in real time, right before your eyes.
$10 AFP Members
$15 Future Members
RBC Future Leaders Protégés & Mentors FREE*
Registration is limited so book your spot quick
Registration closes November 29
Communications Chair

New Board Position Available! Communications Chair

The Communications Chair’s role is to lead, coordinate and enhance all aspects of AFP
Ottawa’s outreach to members and the broader community.

Working directly with AFPOttawa’s Communications Consultant, the Chair will serve as the essential conduit of information and ideas between the AFP Board of Directors and the Communications Consultant.

AFP Ottawa Phils Pre Party

“This feels like family, doesn’t it?” asked Jacqueline Belsito, co-chair of the upcoming Ottawa Philanthropy Awards.

Belsito welcomed nearly 100 people at a Rockcliffe residence last Thursday to kick off the giving season, which will culminate in the 28th Annual AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards on November 10.

Affectionately known as The Phils, the event will be once again held at the National Arts Centre. After a fully virtual event in 2020, and a more limited group in 2021, more than 300 attendees are now expected. The Phils will also be live streamed on afpottawa.ca and once again hosted by Sam Laprade, host of CityNews’ hit show, “Hour to Give”.

We have missed the last two years being together, but in some ways we never skipped a beat,” said Peter Nicholson, president and founder of Foundation WCPD, who has served as title sponsor of the Phils for the last eight consecutive years. “This is like the Academy Awards for giving, I really do believe that. We are here to acknowledge our finest and our best.”

Read full article here. 

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From Ottawa Business Journal and Foundation WCPD


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