National Philanthropy Day

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

 

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
     

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY SPONSORS!

Silver Sponsors
Capital Public radio
Comstock's magazine
Mechanics Bank
marquee media
SMUD


Bronze Sponsors
boys and girls clubs of greater sacramento
CMConNolly

Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento
Clark Allison, LLP
Cristo Rey High School Sacramento
HomeAid

Marshall Medical Center
mercy foundation

THE SACRAMENTO BALLET
SACRAMENTO CHILDREN'S HOME
sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Sacramento Tree Foundation
society for the blind
Team Giving
Teichert Foundation
ucp of sacramento & northern california
UC DAVIS HEALTH
UC DAVIS PEDIATRICS
WEAVE
Western Health Advantage



Past Honorees

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.