National Philanthropy Day honours extraordinary generosity

November 9, 2020

National Philanthropy Day

This year, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation nominated Richard Kirby and the Summit for Stollery for a National Philanthropy Day Award to recognize their 2019 climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in support of children’s health. Climbers are, from left, Kieran Bowes, Kevin McKee, Kevin George, Jonathan Chia, Jenny Adams, Christine Lecuyer, Krista Ference, Tim O’Neill, Richard Kirby, John Burghardt, Todd Bish and Mike House.

AHS’ philanthropic partners recognize individuals and groups for their exceptional support of healthcare

Story by Amelia Schofield

This Sunday, Nov. 15, once again marks National Philanthropy Day — a special opportunity led by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) — to honour those giving back to their communities.

This year, National Philanthropy Day awards programs are being held throughout Alberta to recognize the exceptional individuals, organizations and community groups who support charities and non-profits across the province.

Many of Alberta’s health foundations are taking part by recognizing more than 20 nominees for this year’s awards.

“This year has been challenging for everyone, and has tested our resolve in many ways. Despite these difficulties, our philanthropic partners and their donors continue to show incredible support toward healthcare in our province,” says Dr. Verna Yiu, President and CEO of Alberta Health Services.

“These partners continue to step up time and time again to support the needs of Albertans, and we appreciate everything they do to advance care for our patients and their families.” 
This year, our partners are recognizing the following individuals and organizations through AFP’s National Philanthropy Day:

Alberta Health Services thanks our philanthropic partners, along with these individuals and organizations, for their ongoing support of healthcare across Alberta.

Visit for a full list of Alberta’s health foundations.