Philanthropy expert to offer presentation
The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta will be hosting a Canadian philanthropic speaker in the at the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre in March.
Paul Nazareth, Vice President, Education & Development of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), will be the keynote speaker at the two-day event to help the community know more about the importance of philanthropy.
Nazareth will be addressing philanthropic efforts about the current state of charitable giving in Canada.
The Foundation dinner will be held at the Coast on March 28 at 6 p.m., and the following morning a professional development session breakfast will take place at 8:30 a.m. for the “Business Building Through Philanthropy: How To Engage Clients In Planning Charitable Giving.”
Nazareth has an extensive background in philanthropy, and in the financial sector. With almost two decades of experience, he is known to be a leader in Canada’s philanthropic sector.
“It’s an interesting perspective that he brings to the table with all of his experience,” said Rob Dowell, research and community knowledge co-ordinator for the Community Foundation. “I think Lethbridge is a very giving city. In recent months, I’ve seen statistics about our city being one of the top cities in the country for having philanthropic activities.”
Dowell adds that any reason to talk about philanthropy, and how to help each other is worth talking about.
Charleen Davidson, executive director for the Community Foundation encourages everyone to attend and learn more about the benefits of charitable giving, and how you can establish your own legacy gift.
“Paul Nazareth is a dynamic presenter with a tremendous amount of knowledge about the state of charitable giving in Canada. We are excited to share his passion for philanthropy with Southwestern Alberta.”
Before joining the CAGP, Nazareth served as Vice President for the charitable giving platform CanadaHelps.
Previously, he was a philanthropic advisor with ScotiaWealth, and has also spent over a decade working with several Toronto-based charities.
He sits on the Boards of several non-profit organizations, and as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Humber College postgraduate fundraising program.
As a result of his charitable giving expertise, he appears often on national television and contributes articles about philanthropy to a variety of publications.
The Community Foundation’s initiative is to keep building a strong, and more vibrant Southwestern Alberta, and connecting generous donors with causes that are close to their hearts. To learn more about the Foundation visit www.cflsa.ca.
Tickets for the two-day event are available on Eventbrite.ca, or by contacting the Community Foundation office at 403-328-5297 orof[email protected]