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Peter Doig, $1 Million Donation to MMFA

MONTREAL, QC–On June 4, the second edition of Bruce Bailey’s Canadian Fête Champêtre, organized by Canadian collector, major patron and friend of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), W. Bruce C. Bailey, was held to raise funds for this major Quebec institution. The benefit event, on Bailey’s enchanting country …

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May June 2022

Fundraising Legacy Creates Endless Opportunities for Amputees

By Martine Lepine What began as an Association to assist war amputee veterans returning from the First World War has expanded over the years from assisting war amputees — whom they still serve today — to all amputees, including children. Julian Telfer Wan, 26, was born a left hand amputee …

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May June 2022

The Friends of Leith Church

The cemetery and buildings in Leith Ontario and the nearby Annan cemetery are maintained by the non profit association Friends of Leith Church. A strong flock of volunteers under the guidance and hard work of Jim Glaves (pictured), the chairman of the cemetery board, this group has been responsible for …

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May June 2022

Inside AFP Fundraising Day: An In-Person Experience Again

By Michael Brooke Foundation Magazine had an opportunity to attend the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter Fundraising Day at the end of May. This was the first time that the AFP had the chance to gather face-to-face in over two years. A quick glance over at the lanyard …

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May June 2022

The Role of Finance Continues to Evolve

By Daniel Oh The roles of CFOs and controllers have been greatly transformed in recent years with the increased demand for accounting automation and the need to adapt to change. Today, their responsibilities could include corporate planning, strategy, and connecting the dots between financial and operational data to drive business …

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May June 2022

From the Heart:Brian (Barké) Nowak – Inspirational Philanthropy

By Michael Brooke and Cezarina Trone The word philanthropy comes from Latin and translates as a “love of humankind, often defined as giving gifts of ‘time, talent and treasure’ to make life better for other people.” This column aims to celebrate those who engage in philanthropy in all its forms …

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May June 2022

2022 Giving Report: Unprecedented strain meets new opportunities for Canadian charities

By Shannon Craig It’s no surprise that charities have had a rough ride since the start of the pandemic. It started with the cancellation of critical in-person fundraising events, leaving charities scrambling to make up for lost revenue. Some charities were forced to quickly pivot programs and services online, while …

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May June 2022

My Road Back to AFP

By Sherry Joy Hugh “I know my journey’s not over yet, and that life is a winding path, but I can only hope it somehow circles back to the place I belong.”  – Nicholas Sparks My road back to AFP is closely linked to feeling a sense of belonging to …

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May June 2022

Taking to the Streets Once More

By Brad Offman The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on families and businesses across Canada and around the World. For many of us, the last two years have been tough. There are, however, some things about my pre-pandemic life that I will not miss. Regular commuting to downtown Toronto …

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May June 2022

2022 Canadian Federal Budget: How will it affect the Canadian charitable sector?

By Mark Blumberg and Helene Mersky On April 7, 2022, Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland introduced Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable for the Liberal Government of Justin Trudeau. Highlights The budget dealt with many big issues surrounding Canada’s COVID-19 recovery and housing …

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