publication date: Dec 8, 2011
and Patsy Anderson
of Toronto, ON and Jeneece Edroff
from Victoria, BC are
among the recipients of the Association of Fundraising Professionals'
(AFP) International 2012 Awards for Philanthropy.
"Each of these honourees has chosen to make a difference in
the world by getting involved and motivating others to join with them in
pursuit of their noble causes" said Andrew
, president and CEO of AFP.
Jamie and Patsy Anderson have been named "Outstanding
Volunteer Fundraisers" for setting new benchmarks for fundraising in the fields
of mental and pediatric health. Janeece
Edroff is this year's "Outstanding Youth Philanthropist" (aged 5-17) for her
overcoming the challenges of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a debilitating
genetic disease, and raising more than $6.7 million to help children and
The Andersons and Edroff will be honoured at AFP's Celebration of
Philanthropy on March 31, 2012 during its International
Conference on Fundraising
in Vancouver, British Columbia.
For information about
AFP's other international award honourees, go to http://www.afpnet.org/content.cfm?ItemNumber=6576