National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day

Friday, November 19, 2021

National Philanthropy Day, or NPD, celebrates the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create impact in their communities.


Your 2021 NPD committee has started working on the 2021 event. As we are still concerned with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not setting any final details in to stone until we have done all of our research to determine what is the best path for everyone! Please stay tuned for more updates. Final decision will be made in May. Thank you for understanding and we hope you can join us this year.


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

NPD 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. 

The Greater Louisville Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is changing its focus for the 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards. The COVID-19 Philanthropy Hero Awards focus on those (individuals and organizations) who have invested in our great community through philanthropy during this confusing and uncertain time, when non-profits need help more than ever. This can be through volunteer work and collecting supplies to raising much needed emergency funds. 


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