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In a year filled with disasters, MAVERICK client hosts feel good event of the year

November 30, 2017     Client Work   Events   MAVERICK

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2017 has its share of disasters (some tragic, some man-made, others natural and one presidential). Last Wednesday, MAVERICK client Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter provided some much-needed respite from all things negative by celebrating the best Canada has to offer in the realm of philanthropy. The 2017 Philanthropy Award luncheon honoured extraordinary contributions to the arts, healthcare, education and human rights.

The stories were inspiring:

  • Josh Morrison, a young boy who collected 10 million pennies to build a home for a family in need
  • Media darlings, Rainbow Railroad, whose goal is to protect LGBTQI+ individuals from state-sponsored violence, received the Mo Davies Small Organization for Excellence in Fundraising
  • Real estate royalty, the Daniels who in addition to building hospitals and schools, funded the TIFF Bell Lightbox

In addition to all the broad, good works, there’s an element of last week’s winners that should specially make Toronto proud. Toronto is a world-renowned, cosmopolitan metropolis. A place where many dreams come true and like any major city, it has a dark underbelly where everyday thousands of people are at risk of falling through the cracks. The combined altruistic force of these guardians is a source of immense pride for everyone at MAVERICK.

To add to the excitement, CBC News Toronto dedicated a television segment to the annual event, highlighting the most notable stories.

MAVERICK team with award recipient, Josh Morrison, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

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