Phi­lan­thropy ex­pert to of­fer pre­sen­ta­tion

Lethbridge Herald - - HOMETOWN NEWS - Amanda Michalezki LETH­BRIDGE HER­ALD [email protected]­bridge­

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

Tick­ets for the two-day event are avail­able on, or by con­tact­ing the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of­fice at 403-328-5297 orof­[email protected]

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