When is Philanthropy Day? This holiday is always observed on November 15
National Philanthropy Day is today, a November 15 holiday. Throughout history, Philanthropists have made great contributions to those in need, and to worthy causes. According to the official National Philanthropy Day website, this day is set aside to “recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities, and our world.”
Great philanthropists are known in history for their many and frequent monetary contributions, big and small. Many of them do so in a quiet way, not looking for recognition. Others get a hospital wing, or a building named in their honor.
While we commonly view Philanthropy as a monetary contribution, voluntary efforts at fundraising are also within the definition of philanthropy. So, if you have little extra money to contribute, do so. If not, turn your labor effort into charitable cash contributions by participating in fundraisers, making you a Philanthropist!
How to Celebrate Philanthropy Day
- Leave a great legacy. Be known for your contributions to people and worthy causes.
- If you have enough assets to support a charity, a cause, or someone need, do so today. That makes you a philanthropist. You may not be giving millions, but you are doing your part.
- Contact a philanthropist, to seek a donation to someone in need or to a worthy cause.
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – – Vince Lombardi
History and Origin of Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day dates back to 1985. It appears to have been created at that time, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
This holiday is held annually.
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