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Community philanthropy champions - 25 May 2011 - We Can Change

Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards 2011

Do you know someone in your community who deserves national recognition for all the good work they do? Inyathelo is urging you to nominate your philanthropy champion for the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards.

These Awards publicly recognise people whose personal money have made an outstanding and lasting contribution in their communities. Through the Awards, Inyathelo highlights this kind of giving to inspire others to give and to make a difference.

Being awarded has many benefits besides recognition. For example, the 2009 recipient of the Inyathelo Women in Philanthropy Award, Nosipho Mayana, feels that the award has greatly benefited her cause and community. Mayana said, "The Award has brought more credibility to our work which, in turn, has brought more donations and commitment for the betterment of our community. The Inyathelo Award has brought the type of exposure to our organisation that money cannot buy.”

Ahmed ‘Smiley’ Ismael's story highlights the recognition benefits that the Awards bring to projects: "People in our organisation feel proud to be part of the award and our partners enjoyed the marketing mileage they received. Our communities are ecstatic that the programmes are benefiting them and now they are being recognised nationally and internationally. We have had numerous calls from others wanting to partner with us.”

To nominate your philanthropy champion, go to:, by 30 June 2011.05.25

[25 May 2011]