Mosaic received National Philanthropy Day® Awards from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) South Saskatchewan and Greater Baton Rouge chapters, respectively.
National Philanthropy Day (NPD), which occurs annually on November 15, was created to celebrate the charitable impact that volunteers, corporations, foundations and others make in their local communities.
In Saskatchewan, Mosaic was nominated by Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) in the category of “Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist.” According to Lisa Green, Vice President, Development at HRF, Mosaic was selected for “demonstrating outstanding commitment through support, encouragement, and motivation of others to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.”
Mosaic’s funding history with HRF began in 2006 with a $2 million donation to the Mosaic Heart Centre, a cardiac care Centre of Excellence housed at Regina General Hospital. In 2019, Mosaic extended its commitment to HRF, pledging to match community donations up to $1 million through the Foundation’s Cardiac Care Campaign. Over $2 million was raised to help ensure ongoing access to life-saving equipment and exceptional care by medical teams and cardiac patients across Saskatchewan.
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (GBRFB) nominated Mosaic for the “Outstanding Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy Award,” which is given to companies that demonstrate outstanding long-term financial support of one or more charitable causes. In addition to funding support, awardees also are recognized for their commitment to employee volunteerism.
Mosaic has a long history of investing in the local community, beginning several years ago with donations to the GBRFB’s vehicle fleet, allowing the organization to bring fresh produce to rural areas in its 11-parish service region. Additionally, Louisiana employees have a longtime history of volunteering at mobile food distributions and sorting donations at the GBRFB’s warehouse.
Jackie McCreary, Public Affairs Manager, Louisiana, said due to concerns about Covid-19, facility leaders plan to accept the award on November 10 during a time-limited, socially-distanced awards luncheon. “We are incredibly proud to be receiving this award, and we thank our employees for their generous spirit of volunteerism. Their work continues to make a difference in the lives of many in South Louisiana,” she said.
AFP South Saskatchewan presented the philanthropy award to Mosaic’s Vice President Government and Public Affairs, Sarah Fedorchuk on Sept. 18, 2020 and will recognize all honorees and their extraordinary stories during a week-long video series starting on November 15.
Be sure to follow Mosaic in Canada on Facebook and Twitter, along with the related hashtags #NPDLove, #NPD2020, #Philanthropy and #AFPSouthSask to join in on the celebration.