UPDATE - AFP Canadian Council Red & White Reception
June 10, 2014
by Derek Fraser
On Sunday, March 23, 2014 in the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, a huge group of loyal Canadians (dressed with red and white accents) assembled to meet and network with colleagues from across Canada. Special invited guests also included a large contingent from Mexico and of course many friends from the U.S. and other countries that were attending the AFP conference.
It was a pleasure to welcome our Gold Sponsors:
Blackbaud and Fundraising Initiatives – North America
We were also delighted to have a large contingent of Bronze Sponsors:
Crescendo Fundraising Inc.
DCG Philanthropic Services Inc.
The Development Group
Good Works Co.
We also drew for 15 awesome prizes courtesy of AFP Calgary & Area Chapter, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, AFP Regina Chapter, AFP International Headquarters and Millennium Logo Glove.
THANK YOU to our sponsors and our prize providers for their generous support of this annual milestone event!
We were also very fortunate to secure AFP President Andrew Watt, FInstF, for a few minutes to address the boisterous gathering as Scotland the Brave announced his arrival! Andrew brought warm wishes to all of those attending the AFP conference and hoped everyone enjoyed their stay in San Antonio.
As is now part of our tradition, we sang a very slow version of O Canada in recognition of our Olympic team’s wonderful success in Sochi in February. We promise to have a faster version next year! We were also able to congratulate a newly awarded ACFRE from Ottawa—Leah Eustace—who has worked tirelessly the past few years in attaining this pivotal accreditation. Congratulations Leah!
The Red & White Reception is a wonderful annual tradition for all of those attending the AFP conference and grows in popularity year after year. It is also the only opportunity in the year to bring a large contingent of the Canadian family of fund development professionals together at a venue outside of Canada. We look forward to the next Red & White in Baltimore, Md., in March 2015.