National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day(R) is both an official day and grassroots movement. Every year since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15 as National Philanthropy Day (R), communities across the globe have celebrated by hosting events to recognize activities of donors, volunteers, foundations, leaders, corporations, and others engaged in philanthropy. In 2012, Canada officially recognized National Philanthropy Day(R) permanently. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the founder of the NPD movement and chief supporter and sponsor, though it works with organizations that support philanthropy and charitable engagement around the world.