Today marks AFP Edmonton's 22nd Annual National Philanthropy Day.

It is a year for innovation. It is a year to stand together. It is a year to celebrate everyone for their amazing contributions!

2020 had us put our thinking caps on to try to come up with new and meaningful ways that we could say thank you to all the philanthropists in our communities. We made several plans and shifted as we had too. We are not alone in this, every person, organization, and community, has had to make adjustments.

National Philanthropy Day in Edmonton and Area has always been a time to gather, to celebrate, to recognize and to show gratitude. We are proud to stand with you, and for you in our new iteration of National Philanthropy Day 2020! This was an incredible volunteer team effort in a tough year.

We hope you will feel proud and honoured to be a part of National Philanthropy Day 2020!.

This year we will gather via television, social media and a virtual event by sharing our appreciation with heart warming stories. This year we knew that the right choice was to celebrate each nominee by sharing their story. The phenomenal people that embody the spirit of philanthropy will all be celebrated.

Start celebrating with us at 10:00 am on November 19th with a feature on trending – a locally produced television show on Global TV. Then join in for a brief but beautiful virtual National Philanthropy Day Celebration including guest appearances by Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, Nisha Patel and other special guests. And that is just the beginning! Starting on November 20th you will see featured commercials on Global TV, as well as every nominee story on AFP Edmonton & Area social media channels, chapter newsletters and website. If you are looking to be inspired – spend a few minutes with us!

Thank you to each of you who contribute to making our communities stronger.

Join in the Celebration:  

We look forward to Celebrating 20 weeks of philanthropy in 2020 with you!