Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards 2012

Inyathelo - the South African Institute for Advancement
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Inyathelo - the South African Institute for Advancement strives to build an enduring culture of philanthropy which results in a strong and stable civil society and democracy in South Africa. The organisation offers resources, training and capacity building to non-profit organisations, particularly in relation to fundraising, organisational governance and their overall long-term sustainability. Inyathelo also aims to increase corporate and individual social giving through promoting dialogue, sharing information, and providing support services to facilitate sustainable philanthropic ventures that have lasting impact.

Inyathelo invites nominations for the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards 2012.

The annual national awards were established six years ago to acknowledge, celebrate and honour those whose personal giving has contributed towards sustainable social change in South Africa and inspired others to give.

Previous awardees include the likes of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, the Ackerman family, Kanchana Moodliar (Founder of the Saris for Good Karma Project), Bridgette Mamugubudi (who set up the Litshani Vhana Vhade Foundation for disadvantaged children in rural Limpopo), best-selling author Richard Mason (who established the Kay Mason Foundation in memory of his late sister), Refiloe Seseane (a former soap opera star who started the organisation 18twenty8 to empower young women) and Dwyn Griesel (Founder of the Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay).

Inyathelo Executive Director Shelagh Gastrow says they are looking for extraordinary people who are actively working in small or big ways to improve their communities and our country - be it through the arts, education, health, research, or the provision of basic services. “Philanthropy is dependent on the interest, passion, commitment, generosity and foresight of individuals wanting to make a difference, and our awards seek to recognise and commend these people publicly. Individual giving is now the biggest source of donor money in South Africa and philanthropists play a critical role in providing services to poor and vulnerable people; a voice to those who have not yet been heard; and innovative solutions to our many social problems without always insisting on making a profit,” explains Gastrow.

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