Fundraising community celebrates Scottish excellence in fundraising

Fundraising community celebrates Scottish excellence in fundraising

2 October 2019

The fundraising community gathered at a glittering ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central last night to celebrate the Scottish Fundraising Awards.

The annual awards ceremony recognises and rewards excellence in fundraising and celebrate the achievements of those who are building and leading charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

The ceremony was hosted by fundraising expert Simon Scriver.

Virginia Anderson, Chair of IoF Scotland, said

It has been a privilege to celebrate the incredible work being done by some of the best fundraisers in Scotland. It’s my first Scottish Fundraising Awards as IoF Scotland chair, and I’m proud to congratulate all those projects and people that change lives every day. From providing heritage venues to hospices, so much is made possible by the people who work so hard to raise funds.

Susan Williams, chair of the Awards Committee, said

It was encouraging to see so many strong entries from across all categories this year, which shows that excellent fundraising continues to grow in Scotland. A massive congratulations to all of our winners, and a sincere thanks to all the amazing fundraisers who entered the running this year – you are all playing your part in making our sector great!


Best Individual Giving Campaign – University of Edinburgh, Autumn Appeal 2018/19

Best Partner Relationship – Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA), Edinburgh International Airport

Best Use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative – SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), SAMH Stomp

Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year – Lorraine McInnes for Maggie’s Glasgow

Voluntary Fundraising Group of the Year – Poppyscotland, Poppyscotland Sportive Working Party

Fundraiser of the Year – Regan Johnson for Children 1st

Fundraising Excellence Award – Susan Robinson for CVS Inverclyde

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Notes to editors:

This year’s judges: Barbara Osbourne (Chair of Judging Panel), Susan Williams (Conference Chair), Virginia Anderson, Isla Campbell Lupton, Gemma Cowan, Gary Kernahan, Julie Macdonald, Kerry Mackay, Claire Mackie, Faith Nicholson, Hannah Schlesinger Brodie, Pam Shaw, Michelle Armstrong, John Brady, Michelle Chambers, Alan Melia, and Nicola Sinclair.

About the IoF Scotland

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. The IoF Scotland supports their Scottish individual and organisational members through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. We have around 6,000 individual members and over 600 organisational members across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland who raise more than £9 billion in income for good causes every year.