The SHCA has been recognized
for its philanthropic community
By Craig Slater, Martin Charlton Communications
The Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association
(SHCA) celebrated a first at this year’s annual Fall
In conjunction with National Philanthropy Day on Nov.
15, SHCA was recognized by the Association of Fundraising
Professionals (AFP) Regina and received the Outstanding Corporate
This is the first time SHCA has been recognized for its financial
contributions to local charities.
“It’s really nice to be recognized as an outstanding corporate phi-lanthropist
because the members do a lot of good work – and our
association definitely tries to, as well – and so it’s nice to see them
get some acknowledgement for it,” said Shantel Lipp, president of
SHCA. “They do a lot of this stuff very quietly and the communities
they belong to aren’t always aware of the little extras they do.”
The Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist award honours a cor-poration
for demonstrating outstanding commitment through sup-port,
encouragement and motivation of others to take leadership
roles toward philanthropy and community involvement.
Over the past several years, SHCA raised tens of thousands of dol-lars
and donated it to charities across the province. This year was
Regina’s Mother Teresa Middle School was this year’s recipient of
approximately $19,000 raised by SHCA and its members through a
live auction hosted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers during the annual
Fall Convention, hosted Nov. 16 and 17.
For the past three years, SHCA has donated the money it raised
to the Saskatchewan chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society, the
organization that nominated SHCA for the award. Approximately
$80,000 was donated between 2014 and 2016.
More than $105,000 was raised (2009 to 2012) and donated to the
Children’s Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Lipp says it doesn’t take much to motivate SHCA members when
it comes to raising money for worthy causes.
G.W. Construction in Buchanan generously donated their time
and equipment to pave the main road through the business district
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