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Together we can create safe workplaces for everyone.
Why support the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund? We protect those who protect you and are a voice for first responders. And, while our interest is in protecting emergency responders, our safety initiatives make conditions safer for everyone. Our public service announcements, social networking campaigns, safety videos and speaker presentations save lives and they could save the lives of your own workers – but we need your help.
All donations allow the JPMF to help spread this important safety message: when you make conditions safe for emergency responders, you make it safer for everyone.
All donors are eligible to receive JPMF workplace/traffic safety posters, safety video DVDs or safety presentations attended by first responders.
Help protect those who protect you.
The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) is a registered Canadian charity and charitable tax receipts are available.
The JPMF was incorporated as a non-profit society in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Dec. 29, 2005. It was officially registered as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency as of March 14, 2011. The legal name is the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund Society and the registration number is 80727 5870 RR0001.
No matter how big or small the contribution, your donation helps the JPMF deliver its workplace and traffic safety messages on behalf of emergency responders.
Online – We are a registered member of CanadaHelps.org, an organization that helps charities receive online donations. You can donate safely and securely to the JPMF through CanadaHelps.org. Several giving options exist, including one-time or repeating donations or the opportunity to make donations in honour of someone else. Charitable tax receipts are available through CanadaHelps.org.
By Mail – Send a cheque, made payable to “John Petropoulos Memorial Fund” to #347, 440 – 10816 Macleod Tr. SE, Calgary, AB, T2J 5N8. (Please do not mail cash). Please provide donor information and a return address if you would like to receive a charitable tax receipt.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
If you wish to honour the memory of a friend or relative by making a memorial donation in their name, the JPMF will notify the family that you made a gift, but will not specify the amount. As well, contributions can be made to mark special events, such as graduations, birthdays or weddings. The JPMF will send congratulations to the honoured party to let them know you thought of them in this special way.
Gifts In Kind
Gifts in kind are another excellent way of supporting the Memorial Fund. Merchandise and gift certificates can be used as prizes at fundraisers, as rewards in JPMF contests or to recognize the valuable contributions of JPMF volunteers. Services or commercial space can also be invaluable in helping the JPMF deliver its workplace and traffic safety messages to the public.
This allows you to give to the Memorial Fund without impacting your current financial situation. It involves contributions through wills, life insurance policies, real estate transactions and other financial/legal instruments. To arrange for a planned gift, consult with a financial or estate planner, lawyer or accountant.
You can support scholarships that bear John’s name and help Criminal Justice students pursue their academic dreams. Click here to find out more about John Petropoulos Memorial Scholarships.
John Petropoulos Leadership Award
Contribute to the District 6 John Petropoulos Memorial Leadership Award by making a financial donation or contributing a gift certificate. The purpose of the award is to allow the recipient to enjoy a small vacation or weekend getaway with loved ones.
Sponsors are an integral part of our safety campaigns. By providing financial assistance or in-kind services, equipment and personnel, campaign sponsors help ensure that our resources – safety videos, public service announcements, posters, online properties, social networking sites and other materials – are not only created but that they are promoted to the public. Campaign sponsors provide crucial funding, personnel and services to our initiatives. In-kind campaign sponsors provide such valuable services as advertising space and airtime, as well as the use of vehicles, workplaces and personnel. These sponsors are recognized through our website, social networking sites, relevant press materials, relevant printed materials and at events we participate in or host. Current campaigns include Put Yourself in Our Boots and our Safety Presentation Program.
Without the help of event sponsors, JPMF events wouldn’t take place. We are always looking for great ideas for events that can raise funds for the Memorial Fund and raise awareness about our positive impact on the community. Such events rely on financial sponsors and in-kind sponsors to cover the costs of hosting and participating in events and to ensure that funds raised at these events will help promote awareness about workplace and traffic safety issues facing emergency responders. Many events require donations of food, beverages, equipment, commercial space, prizes, volunteers and safety resources. If you have an idea for a fundraising or community event, or if you would like to support an upcoming event, let us know about it. As is the case with campaign sponsors, event sponsors are also recognized through our website, social networking sites, relevant press materials, relevant printed materials, event ads and with banners at our events.
There’s no need to wait for specific JPMF campaigns or events to become a valued sponsor. Sponsorships are always important to us and they’re always welcome. If you believe in the work we’re doing, please contact us about becoming a sponsor. We’re open to new ideas and new partnerships that help sustain the valuable work we do and offer the appropriate recognition to our supporters. Contact us for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
Thank you to all of our supporters!