Philanthropists – young and old – honored

Gala event hosted by Association of Fundraising Professionals held at the Empress Hotel

Six individuals received philanthropic awards as part of National Philanthropy Day on Tuesday.

The event, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, was held at the Empress Hotel.

“National Philanthropy Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible,” said Monica Powell, national Philanthropy Day event manager.

Ed Chwyl and his family won the Generosity of Spirit Award, presented by the United Way of Greater Victoria. Chwyl is involved with the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the YMCA, Covenant House and Red Cross, among many other organizations.

Stephen Clark won the Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award, presented by Coast Capital Savings. Clark is the fundraising campaign chair at Victoria Hospice House and is also on the board of the Victoria Hospice Society.

The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary won the Outstanding Philanthropic Service Club Award, presented by AFP Vancouver Island. The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary has approximately 170 volunteers who organize and run a gift shop with all proceeds supporting the facility and its various programs.

Tru Value Foods won the Corporate Citizenship Award, presented by the University of Victoria. Since 2001, Tru Value Foods has donated over $1.6 million to charities on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Owen Krigolson won the Youth in Philanthropy Award (ages 5-10) Award, presented by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. After his grandfather was diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer, six-year-old Krigolson raised $400 for the Prostate Centre by asking friends and family for donations instead of birthday and Christmas presents.

 

Jarod Waters won the Youth in Philanthropy Award (ages 11-18). Inspired by his grandmother writing a cheque to Victoria Hospice in memory of a friend, Waters, 13, has raised over $5,500 for Victoria Hospice.

 

 

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