November 13, 2019


Celebrating Giving Hearts in our Community

National Philanthropy Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the daily impact generosity has on our community. First held in 1986, this internationally recognized day celebrates the heartfelt contributions individuals and organizations make to countless causes and missions across the world.

On Vancouver Island, National Philanthropy Day is put on by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Vancouver Island. Please join us for one or more of the inspiring National Philanthropy Day sessions and be part of our community’s largest celebration of giving!  

Through the generous support of Coast Capital Savings, we are pleased to welcome Canadian country singing legend Paul Brandt as the keynote for our National Philanthropy Day Awards and our Inspired Philanthropy Masterclass, as well as David Roche for our Agents of Change Youth Session.  

Tickets are on sale now for National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration & Reception. See below for more information on all three sessions.

National Philanthropy Day Awards Ceremony & Reception

Keynote Address Sponsor: Coast Capital Savings 
Champagne Reception Sponsor: Starlight Investments
Celebration Reception Sponsor: Cool Aid Society (made possible thanks to an anonymous donor)

Every day, Islanders contribute to causes they love and generate social change that transforms our community for the good. The National Philanthropy Day Reception and Awards Ceremony acknowledges these dedicated and passionate people.

Before the awards kick-off, Canadian Country artist Paul Brandt will share how he and his wife, through their Buckspring Foundation, started the #NotInMyCity campaign which advocates and facilitates on behalf of women and children who are sexually exploited and trafficked in North America.

November 13, 2019 | 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: McPherson Playhouse
Early Bird Ticket: $50 + fees
Regular Ticket/After Oct 1: $60 + fees
Early Bird Group of 10+ Tickets: $47.50 + fees 

Fundraiser Masterclass and Lunch

Presented By: The Discovery Group

Join 2019 CCMA Humanitarian Award / 2008 JUNO Awards Humanitarian of the Year recipient Paul Brandt for a facilitated masterclass and Q&A on the importance of philanthropy in Canada. Learn how Paul has kept philanthropy a priority throughout his career as an RN and then country music sensation through the creation of the Buckspring Foundation with his wife Liz. This interactive discussion will provide an opportunity to ask your most burning questions about how innovative and collaborative philanthropy can build the world you believe is possible.

Fundraisers, board members, fundraising volunteers, social financing advocates, media and general public are welcome.

Limited seating for this intimate luncheon so get your tickets today.

November 13, 2019 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Cost: $50 for members, $75 for non-members includes buffet lunch

Agents of Change Youth Session

Presented By: Coast Capital Savings
The opportunities to make a difference are endless - you’ve heard that before. As a young person living in our community, we bet you have asked yourself, ‘how can I change the world, I’m only one person?’ At the Agents of Change Youth session, you will connect with hundreds of other young people to learn how you can create a better world for those around you through simple acts of generosity!

November 13, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Oak Bay High School - Dave Dunnet Theatre
Cost: FREE by invite (contact tami(at) for more information)


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