National Philanthropy Day

About National Philanthropy Day®

National Philanthropy Day® is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world.

National Philanthropy Day was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.


AFP Eastern PA Chapter's National Philanthropy Day
Each year, the AFP Eastern PA Chapter celebrates National Philanthropy Day at an Awards Breakfast in November, where we honor the individuals and organizations who embody the spirit of generosity right here in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Past National Philanthropy Day Events:

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