National Philanthropy Day – celebrated on November 15th since 1986 – is “the special day 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.” (National Philanthropy Day – Official Website)
I’m proud to live in Canada because our Parliament recognized this significant day last year with a new bill. This is an official day! An official day to celebrate the meaningful time, talent, and treasure given by generous people from coast to coast.
I’m also proud to work in this field; a field where on a daily basis I get to experience the selflessness and passion of people who want to make an impact and a difference for the causes and organizations they support. It is a beautiful thing!
Written by Maeve Strathy
Maeve is the Founder of What Gives Philanthropy and has been working in educational fundraising for the past 6 years. Click here to learn more about Maeve.