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National Philanthropy Day

November 15, 2014 all day

National Philanthropy Day

TLU's own Black and Gold President's Council will spearhead the National Philanthropy Day campaign on campus and social media this year. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram with #TLUphilanthropy to learn about philanthropy at TLU and around the nation. Prior to the football game on Saturday, November 15, they will be tailgating to spread awareness about National Philanthropy Day and you may win a prize if you can answer questions related to the facts posted along with the hashtag.

About National Philanthropy Day from the Association of Fundraising Professionals website:

Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)—November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.

NPD is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world.

National Philanthropy Day® is both an official day and a grassroots movement. Every year, since 1986 when President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed November 15th as National Philanthropy Day®, 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, the nation of Canada officially recognized NPD permanently, setting a new model for other countries to emulate.

But NPD is far from just a top-down idea full of formal events. NPD is also a grassroots movement to increase public interest and awareness of the importance of philanthropy, as well as knowledge on giving, volunteering and engagement at the charitable level so people can practice EFFECTIVE philanthropy.

While many people show interest in giving or getting involved, they often need a little reminder about needs and to be inspired by goals and dreams. NPD spurs action, by not only providing tips and guidance, but ways to connect with causes and each other—so people can be inspired by what others are doing and create their own ideas for philanthropic engagement.

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