Celebrating philanthropy in our community

By Michael LeBlanc

Last year, FCT was honoured to receive the 2014 National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Corporation Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Horseshoe Chapter. Presented at the annual National Philanthropy Day event, this award recognized the many and ongoing contributions that FCT and the FCT Charitable Foundation (FCTC) continue to make to local charities, including those focused on anti-poverty and homelessness assistance, as well as improving the communities where we live and work in general.

Not only were we humbled by this recognition, we were also inspired by the stories from the other honourees who received a National Philanthropy Award. The event and the awards themselves serve as incredible reminders of the power of philanthropy within our community.

This year, I am pleased to announce that FCT is the official sponsor of the Outstanding Corporation Award. We look forward to celebrating the contributions of other corporations within the Golden Horseshoe and attending the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 13.

For more information on the luncheon and to find out how you can nominate an individual, corporation or volunteer for a National Philanthropy Award, you can visit the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Horseshoe website.

Best of luck to all of those applying and thank you — thank you for taking it upon yourself to truly make a difference in our community.

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