Recognizing young philanthropists


Divya Sharma, a student at Fort Richmond Collegiate, is a positive leader with a passion to create positive change. As the youth rep of her school’s Youth in Philanthropy committee, she helped distribute $7,500 to local charities during the 2020/21 school year.

Last year, Divya received a Solidarity Award from the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Actions Campaign for her positive impact on our community during a health crisis. Divya spearheaded a project to thank essential workers by creating and delivering care packages to hospitals, police stations and truck hubs across Winnipeg.

On National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, Divya will be honoured by the Manitoba Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as the recipient of the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award, sponsored by The Winnipeg Foundation.

This story is featured in the Fall 2021 issue of our Working Together magazine. Download or view the full issue on our Publications page.

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