Congratulations, Saskatoon Downtown Progress Club!



Congratulations, Saskatoon Downtown Progress Club!

Your support towards Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area over the years has not gone unnoticed. The wonderful work and generosity you give to the children and youth we serve MUST be shared with the rest of our community.

Through the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Saskatoon Chapter, we are excited to celebrate you and your National Philanthropy Day Award in the category of Honoured Supporter! National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy–and those people active in the philanthropic community–have made in our lives, our communities and our world. It reminds us of what we can achieve and what lies ahead in the future. As we celebrate NPD and our achievements, we celebrate the promise of a better tomorrow.

“The Progress Club is so much more than a fundraising organization. The relationship with the Club began in 1986, when they played the lead role on a long-term initiative that would fundamentally impact the ability for Big Brothers Big Sisters to provide services to the children and youth of Saskatoon. The Progress Club built a permeant home for Big Brothers, in which programming was run out of up until 2005, when Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) amalgamated and there was a need for more space. The sale of the home allowed for a substantial down payment on the current facility BBBS owns to this day, and has and will continue to meet the combined needs of BBBS for years to come. This foresight and support of the Progress Club 32 years ago means BBBS has been able to put more of every dollars into programming in the past, present, and future. BBBS is forever grateful for the strong, long standing relationship with the Downtown Saskatoon Progress Club.” – Kim Megyesi, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area

Celebrate National Philanthropy Day Celebration Week online from Nov. 15th – Nov. 19th, 2020 on the National Philanthropy Day Saskatoon Facebook page.

Celebration Week Calendar (all posts will be shared at 10:00 a.m.):
Nov. 15th: Welcome message from 2020 Association of Fundraising Professionals Saskatoon Chair, Jennifer Molloy, thank you to our 2020 sponsors and announce our 2020 proclamation.

Nov. 16th: Video highlighting philanthropy in our community through the past 20 years.

Nov. 17th: Video highlighting some of our 2020 Youth in Philanthropy recipients.

Nov. 18th: Video highlighting some of our 2020 Honoured Supporter recipients.

Nov. 19th: Thank you message from the 2020 National Philanthropy Day Volunteer Committee and thank you to our 2020 sponsors.

The Canadian Progress Club – Saskatoon Downtown is a men’s service club chartered in 1981 which supports many worthwhile projects in Saskatoon and area. We are part of a national organization that is an all-Canadian Service Club operating in Canada since 1922, having no international affiliations, no political affiliations and concentrating our efforts to assist Canadian projects in our local communities. The Club is made up of individuals from Saskatoon who have a common interest in bettering our community by helping those in need. In particular we focus on children’s needs.