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Award Criteria

Generosity of Spirit Award, sponsored by The United Way of Greater Victoria:

This award recognizes a family or an individual with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership progress roles in the community.  In your nomination, please include statements on all the following that apply:

  • Evidence and description of the nominee’s gift in the following ways: (1) gifts provided, (2) additional participation, and (3) impact on your agency’s ability to provide programs and services. (0-65 points)
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy. (0-25 points)
  • Evidence of the nominee’s innovation, creativity and leadership in the philanthropic causes the nominee supports, how problems were solved. (0-10 points)

 

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award sponsored by Coast Capital:

This award recognizes an individual or family that has demonstrated outstanding skills in coordinating and motivating groups of volunteers for fundraising projects to benefit non-profit organizations.  The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in coordinating groups of volunteers for major fundraising projects for multiple non-profit organizations.  In your nomination, please include statements on all the following that apply:

  • For each of the organizations/causes the nominee helped raise funds provide description of: (1) leadership role and responsibilities, (2) ability to organize and manage campaigns and groups, (3) funds raised, (4) time effort and personal financial commitment and (5) Impact the nominee and his/her work had on the organization’s ability to provide programs and services. (0-65 points)
  • Evidence of success in recruiting, managing, and motivating others (0-20 points)
  • Description of nominee’s volunteer participation on boards and/or committees of other local, national and/or international nonprofit organizations. ((0-15 points)

 

Outstanding Philanthropic Service Club Award sponsored by Camosun College:

This award recognizes a civic or service club that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in the community through service and financial support and through encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement. 
In your nomination, please include statements on all the following that apply:

  • Description of the nominees initiative in either raising funds for or providing volunteer leadership role for: (1) leadership role and responsibilities, (2) ability to organize and manage campaigns and/or project, (3) funds raised, (4) time effort and the clubs financial commitment and (5) Impact the club has had in helping other organization’s ability to provide programs and services. (0-65 points)
  • Evidence of success in recruiting, managing, and motivating others (0-20 points)
  • Evidence of the nominee’s innovation, creativity and leadership in the philanthropic causes the nominee supports, how problems were solved. (0-10 points)

 

Corporate Responsibility Award sponsored by the University of Victoria:

This award recognizes a business with a strong record of exceptional generosity that, through direct financial support, has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to philanthropy and has encouraged and motivated others in the business community to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement.  In your nomination, please include statements on all the following that apply:

  • Description of participation in each major program area/cause/initiative: (1) Philanthropic support, (2) innovation or creativity in addressing the issue and (3) the leadership role the nominee played. (0-45 points)
  • Evidence of direct gift support and a description of its impact (0-35 points)
  • Evidence of encouragement and motivation given to others to take leadership roles in philanthropy (0-20 points)

 

Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (5-10 years old), sponsored by the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island:

This award recognizes service by an individual or a  group of young people ages 5 to 10 years who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria:

  • Description in detail of what the nominees did, including goals, process, and other people involved in the process (adult leaders or adviser, etc.) and of the time, talent and/or treasure the youth gave for the common good and the results that were achieved. (0-40 points)
  • Description of the impact the nominees had on the community, including numbers of people involved, financial impact, organizations helped, etc. (0-30 points)
  • Long term (3-5 years) impact of the nominee’s work. Will the project(s) be ongoing and has the nominee considered next steps or is working on other projects? (0-20 points)
  • Evidence that the project(s) can serve as a prototype for others or is easily replicable in other communities. (0-10 points)

 

Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (11 - 18 years old), sponsored by TELUS:

This award recognizes service by and individual or a group of young people ages 11 to 18 years who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering and leadership in philanthropy. Nominations will be considered based on the responses to the following criteria:

  • Description in detail of what the nominees did, including goals, process, and other people involved in the process (adult leaders or adviser, etc.) and of the time, talent and/or treasure the youth gave for the common good and the results that were achieved. (0-40 points)
  • Description of the impact the nominees had on the community, including numbers of people involved, financial impact, organizations helped, etc. (0-30 points)
  • Long term (3-5 years) impact of the nominee’s work. Will the project(s) be ongoing and has the nominees considered next steps or is working on other projects? (0-20 points)
  • Evidence that the project(s) can serve as a prototype for others or is easily replicable in other communities. (0-10 points)