National Philanthropy Day

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Hyatt Regency
1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA
11:30am - 1:30pm


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.

For more information on the event and to register as an attendee or sponsor click here.

2017 NPD Sponsorship Opportunities

Help honor our region’s leading philanthropic individuals and organizations through a NPD sponsorship that puts your business in the center of honoring excellence.

2017 NPD Sponsorship Overview       2017 NPD Sponsorship Commitment Form

NPD History

Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) 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.

2017 Honorees

  • Outstanding Organization: SMUD
  • Outstanding Corporation: Western Health Advantage
  • Youth in Philanthropy: Lizzie Allison
  • Outstanding Philanthropists: Dr. Dennis and Nancy Marks
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Bryce Robicheau
  • Outstanding Professional Fundraiser: Karen Good, CFRM, CNEL

Past Honorees