Uncelebrated philanthropists sought for annual award

National Philanthropy Day celebrated Nov. 14 in Victoria

Most philanthropists like to stay out of the spotlight, but even the most selfless people need to be celebrated.

In recognition of National Philanthropy Day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Vancouver Island is holding its 14th annual awards celebration Nov. 14 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Award categories include the Generosity of Spirit Award, Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award, Outstanding Philanthropic Service Club, Corporate Responsibility Award and Youth in Philanthropy Awards for ages 5-10 and ages 11-18.

Businesses, volunteers, youth groups and service clubs are all eligible for nomination before Oct. 16 at npdvictoria.com.