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NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY – November 15

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NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY

National Philanthropy Day is celebrated annually on November 15.  

Philanthropists are honored for their many great contributions, help, good deeds, and the differences that they have made in our lives and the lives of our communities.

“Philanthropy  etymologically means “love of humanity” in the sense of caring for, nourishing, developing, and enhancing “what it is to be human” on both the benefactors’ (by identifying and exercising their values in giving and volunteering) and beneficiaries’ (by benefiting) parts.” (Wikipedia)

There are instances of philanthropy that can overlap with instances of charity.  The difference is that charity relieves the pains of social problems, whereas philanthropy attempts to solve those problems at their root causes.

HISTORY

Our research indicates that the first National Philanthropy Day, an “unofficial” national holiday was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 1985.

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