Welcome to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Calgary

Whether you are new to the fundraising profession or a seasoned professional, a volunteer involved in the philanthropic process, or want to learn more about getting involved in your local chapter, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Calgary & Area is your go-to resource for all things relating to fundraising and the Calgary & Area nonprofit community. Please take a few minutes to explore the site to learn more about AFP Calgary and its role in the Calgary fundraising community and how you can get involved to advance your

Join us – Get engaged!

We’ve got lots of activities planned to help with professional development, networking and finding work life balance. Join us for our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon and celebrate the 2023 Generosity of Spirit Award recipients. And we will also recognize the 2023 Hazel Gillespie Community Investment Leadership Award recipient and the AFP Calgary & Area Outstanding Fundraising Professional and the Outstanding New Fundraising Professional

Meet our 2023 Honourees

Outstanding Philanthropic Family
Valentine Family
nominated by St. Mary’s University & Inn from the Cold

Outstanding Philanthropic Youth
Aiden Ludwig
nominated by Women in Need Society

Outstanding Philanthropic Group
Calgary Flames Foundation
nominated by Kids Cancer Care & Brown Bagging for Kids 

Doc Seaman Individual Philanthropist 
Barbara Ann Palmer 
nominated by Discovery House & Alberta Ballet

Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business
Wee Wild Ones 
nominated by Children’s Cottage Society 

Lifetime Achievement Philanthropist
Esmail Bharwani
nominated by Athabasca University & Bow Valley College

We are grateful to those sponsors who supported our Generosity of Spirit Awards Reception

Our Generosity of Spirit Awards Reception was hosted by Ovintiv and our fabulous fete was sponsored by Global Philanthropic Canada

Please note that AFP Calgary & Area Chapter recognized that there are times when a registrant for an AFP Calgary & Area conference, program or course may need to make a change of plans. Click on the link below to review our Refund & Cancellation policy which applies to registration at all our events

Important Dates:

Coffee & Conversation with Brent Barootes – September 29th at Phil & Sebastian’s Chinnok Centre

National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, November 15, 2023 at the Palomino Room, Calgary Stampede

Thank you to our Partners

Host Sponsor – Coffee & Conversation

Thank you to the Glenbow Museum at the Edison for the taping of the GOS Videos

Doc Seaman Outstanding Individual Philanthropist Award Sponsor



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