National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration


On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Membership received the Community Enrichment Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Edmonton and Area Chapter. 

Since 1986, Members of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton have contributed

more than $4 million dollars to the REALTORS® Community Foundation supporting more than 150 charitable organizations in Edmonton and area.  Realtors® are compassionate and caring individuals who understand the needs in our community and step up to do something about it!  These individuals believe in the power of making a difference giving the Foundation the opportunity to provide funds to charities that focus on healthy happy families, secure homes and thriving caring communities. 

Global Edmonton News Anchor Kent Morrison was the Master of Ceremonies who read the proclamation by Mayor Don Iveson stating November 15, 2018 is National Philanthropy Day in Edmonton.  Just over 100 individuals, foundations, corporations and associations were nominated.

In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, AFP’s National Philanthropy Day was held at the Winspear Centre with more than 500 guests in attendance sitting theatre-style.

Michael Brodrick of Homes and Gardens and incoming President received  the award on behalf of the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton Membership, along with Michelle Zenon of RE/MAX Central who is the Foundation’s 2018 Volunteer of Distinction, Greg Steele of RE/MAX Excellence, John Stobbe of Century 21 Platinum, Jens Foxford of Royal Lepage Premier Real Estate, Jeneen Marchant of RE/MAX Real Estate Edmonton and the 2018-19 Foundation President, Kayla Glesman of Century 21 Reward Realty and Governor, Sharon Gregresh of Century 21 Masters and Governor, Bretton Norenberg of RE/MAX Excellence NEW Governor and Shirley Williams of Royal Lepage Premier Real Estate and Governor.

The REALTORS® Community Foundation was excited to nominate the Membership this past summer because there are so many generous and compassionate Realtors® who have been making their personal charitable donations to the Foundation through the WE CARE program.  So many Realtors® also volunteer to raise money through special fundraising events such as the Annual Santa’s Auction, golf tournaments and so much more! “We wanted to recognize Realtors® and their giving in a BIG way; National Philanthropy Day was a wonderful way to do this!”, says KAT Mooney, Interim Executive Director for the REALTORS® Community Foundation.

National Philanthropy Day is an annual event held to honour, recognize and say “Thank You” to those who contribute their time, talents and financial support!

Founded in 1996, the Edmonton and Area Chapter of AFP is a member of the worldwide Association of Fundraising Professionals.  AFP advances philanthropy by

Enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The Edmonton and Area Chapter has grown into a dynamic, thriving leadership group of over 200 members.  We are also an active partner in conferences, workshops and leadership presentations throughout western Canada.