Three minutes can seem incredibly short or infinitely long! Either way, 10 charitable organizations will try to make the most of their three minutes during the Fast Pitch Showcase, Thu. Mar. 23 at 7 p.m. at The Met.
You can learn about the amazing work being done by Winnipeg’s charities and discover how each organization would use grant money totaling $20,000 to build capacity and make a difference. Plus, help decide the People’s Choice winner through text-to-vote! The event is co-hosted by Dave McLeod and Nadia Kidwai.
Limited tickets to the event are on sale now for $25. Last year’s event sold out, so go to fastpitchwinnipeg.org now to purchase.
The 10 finalists are:
- Amanda McRae, A&O: Support Services for Older Adults
- Jeff Powell, Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba
- Roger Berrington, CanU
- Matthew McCandless, International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area (IISD – ELA)
- Cory Campbell, Project Neecheewam
- Angela McCaughan, SSCOPE (Self-Starting Creative Opportunities for People in Employment)
- Chelsea Jalloh, Sunshine House
- Benita Kliewer, The WRENCH
- Jack Jonasson, West End Cultural Centre
- Mary Lobson, Winnipeg Children’s Access Agency
The Fast Pitch Showcase is the culmination of a 10-week coaching program coordinated by The Winnipeg Foundation. Skilled volunteers from the legal, financial, marketing and business sectors are teamed up with charitable community leaders to develop the Fast Pitches.
The Fast Pitch program aims to build the capacity of, and create visibility for, Winnipeg’s charitable sector. The coaching process also helps build valuable relationships with members of Winnipeg’s business community. The initial 15 teams were whittled down to 10 during a semi-final event.
“Presenters and coaches have worked hard to prepare for this moment,” says Jennifer Partridge, Strategic Projects Associate with The Winnipeg Foundation. “But more than just a competition, it’s about building connections, showcasing the impressive work going on in our city and celebrating Winnipeggers’ generosity.”
“The Foundation’s vision is ‘a Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all.’ Fast Pitch is one of the ways we’re working to fulfil this vision, and to build our philanthropic community,” says Foundation CEO Richard Frost.