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Philanthropists to be celebrated

  • Higgs Nature Reserve (Photograph supplied)

The Bermuda Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will be celebrating National Philanthropy Day on Tuesday with XL Catlin and its End-to-End event highlighted.

National Philanthropy Day provides an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy makes to our community and the world.

A spokeswoman said: “It is a day to remind people how important philanthropy is and to inspire, motivate and encourage everyone to find a way to become more involved.

“This year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Bermuda has chosen to honour XL Catlin for their outstanding philanthropy with particular note to the End-to-End and the sponsoring the volunteer programme for the 35th America’s Cup.

“In recognition we are donating a cedar tree in their honour at Higgs Nature Reserve, a site chosen by The National Trust.

“This is an annual event, recognising a person or organisation involved in philanthropy by planting a tree that can grow and flourish, just as philanthropy in Bermuda must continue to grow and flourish.”

In the past AFP has recognised The Bank of Bermuda Foundation and James Butterfield.

The ceremony will take place at noon tomorrow.

Parking is at Higgs Nature Reserve in Warwick. Participants should arrive by 11.50am.

Higgs Nature Reserve is directly after the Warwick gas station, opposite the Warwick Lane Bowling. There is a small road between the gas station and the Eliza Doolittle building.