National Philanthropy Day

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Hyatt Regency

NPD Nominations - Due Friday, June 14!
Nominations Packet

NPD Sponsorship Opportunities

You can also help honor our region's leading philanthropic individuals and organizations through a NPD sponsorship that puts your business in the center of honoring excellence.
Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits
Sponsorship Commitment Reply 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.

2018 National Philanthropy Day Honorees

Blue Shield of California Foundation - Outstanding Organization

The Niello Company - Outstanding Corporation

Elfrena Foord – Outstanding Philanthropist

Chuck Nicholson – Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Christine Pieper, CFRE, - Outstanding Fundraising Professional 

Akshaj Mehta – Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

East Lawn Mortuary - Honorable Mention

2018 National Philanthropy Day Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
Foord Van Bruggen & Pajak Financial Services

Silver Sponsor
Poppy Bank
Marquee Media

Bronze Sponsors (Full)
Blue Shield of California Foundation
Nicholson & Olson CPA
The Niello Company
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Sierra Forever Families
Teichert Foundation
UCP of Sacramento & Northern California
Children’s Receiving Home
Capital Public Radio

Bronze Sponsors (Half)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento
HomeAid Sacramento
SAFE Credit Union


Past Honorees