On January 31st Men Advancing Philanthropy for Providence (MAPP) celebrated its first event of the year at Dublin Calling on Adelaide Street West for a high-spirited evening of games, laughter and philanthropy. MAPP promises exclusive experiences and this night was no exception, as the bar was closed down for a private pub night. Special thanks to Darcy Browne for personally sponsoring the evening which raised over $3,000 (net) for Providence Healthcare!
Between enjoying delicious food donated by Dublin Calling, the men were kept busy with virtual reality games donated by VR Vision, allowing them to become world travelers, boxing champions, and lethal ninjas, all in the span of a few minutes. For those who prefer more classic games, Dublin Calling offered ping-pong, pool, skee-ball, and arcade games for a little friendly competition.
A highlight of the evening was a fine scotch tasting donated by Tomatin Highland Scotch. Scotch expert Trevor Heyd led the men through sampling Tomatin’s 12-year-old, 14-year-old, Legacy and Cù Bòcan scotch whiskey. A high-end raffle was included in the event, with one lucky winner taking home a bottle of each of the scotches!
MAPP is a group of philanthropic men who have joined together to support the mission of Providence Healthcare. The men make monthly or annual donations to attend exclusive quarterly events, meet executive philanthropists from across the GTA, and vote on innovative projects.
In 2018, MAPP will be granting $100,000 to fund an innovative project selected by the MAPP members. Past projects include building Providence Healthcare’s Ear, Nose, and Throat Suite to broaden the hospital’s in-house services, and purchasing 100 pressure-relieving mattresses. In just four years, MAPP has granted over $220,000 to Providence and its impact continues to grow.