Philanthropy Day 2020
Time & Location
About the Event
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In honor of National Philanthropy Day on November 15th, MNC is excited to host a local celebration to honor our community's hand-raisers, change-makers, and fundraisers. On Friday, November 13th, we will be presenting awards to recognize outstanding achievements by local philanthropists, organizations, fundraising professionals, volunteers, and young philanthropists. See the full list of winners below!
Please join us for a virtual celebration over the lunch hour, where we will hear from keynote speaker Liz Moore, Executive Director of the Montana Nonprofit Association, present awards, and more. Each attendee will get a swag bag filled with products to help nourish your soul and power you through the end of the year!
Also -- thanks to generous support from our presenting sponsor, Flaherty Consulting, each nonprofit represented in attendance will be entered into a drawing to win $500 for their organization.
As we approach the end of a tumultuous year, this will be a great time to come together and acknowledge the hard work of our nonprofit community, so thank you in advance for your nominations. Zoom attendance is limited to 100, so we ask that each organization registers a maximum of three people. Watch parties with your colleagues are encouraged! Attendance is free for MNC members and $25 per person for non-members. Again, thank you to Flaherty Consulting for their support, which allows us to keep this cost-free for members!
2020 Philanthropy Day Award Winners
All Nations Health Center
In a time where holistic wellness and primary care service demands are at an all-time high, All Nations Health Center has persevered through the challenges, adapted their programming, and truly made a positive difference in the lives of so many. With the onset of COVID-19, ANHC has continued providing these needed services, and has leveraged their hard work and creativity to implement accessible additional services, including telehealth, medicinal tea to comfort and heal COVID-positive Missoula tribal community members, as well as no-contact produce and care package pick-up and drop-off.
Barbara has single-handedly manufactured and donated more than 1,000 washable cloth face masks for vulnerable populations in our community. Her efforts have provided frontline service organizations, childcare facilities, nonprofits, and schools with personal protective equipment to combat the transmission of Covid-19. Her time, financial support, and energy - all volunteer and donated - in this endeavor has been nothing short of remarkable.
Ted Geilen, Recycling Works
Ted serves as the volunteer Executive Director for Recycling Works -- he devotes a huge amount of time and effort to providing efficient and cost-effective recycling services to hundreds of individuals and dozens of business around the city. His experience and ideas have helped the company expand its services to composting and yard waste in addition to glass recycling.
Outstanding Fundraising Professional
Robert Giblin, Downtown Missoula Partnership
Robert's work in resource development and management in downtown improvement projects has contributed to the vibrancy of Missoula for more than a decade. His work raising funds for the Partnership's Small Business Emergency Fund has helped locally-owned businesses navigate economic difficulties experienced during the ongoing pandemic. Additionally, as a volunteer board member, Robert has raised thousands of dollars in sponsorships for City Club Missoula.
Outstanding Young Philanthropist
Zuzana Jean Remes
Zuz has volunteered for and helped organize several Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action events, volunteered for Missoula Rises programs, and taken part in several human rights, environmental, and equality marches and rallies. Additionally, she has worked to help get out the vote during the 2016 and 2018 elections, and even helped fund her 8th grade trip to DC by starting her own scrunchie-making business. She has accomplished all of this on top of being a high school student at Hellgate and working multiple different jobs in the community.