About National Philanthropy Day

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November 3, 2022 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter is delighted to welcome you back to National Philanthropy Day on Thursday, November 3 at MotorCity Casino Hotel!

We will celebrate the power of philanthropy in-person and kick off the festivities with a special, educational morning of roundtable discussions, “Coffee, Challenges, Culture and YOU: Perspectives on Philanthropy in Metro Detroit”.  

These conversations are designed for non-profit leaders, fundraisers, and all those interested in building a more inclusive and just Metro Detroit. Leaders will share diverse perspectives on the state of fundraising, how we advance social justice, and what fundraisers should anticipate from funders in the Metro Detroit market in the months to come. Stay tuned as more details on this new addition to our National Philanthropy Day celebration are announced!  

Our evening gathering of National Philanthropy Day will celebrate philanthropists, fundraisers and the impact both make on Metro Detroit. Visit in-person with colleagues, enjoy dinner served by MotorCity Casino Hotel, and honor all those who work tirelessly to improve our world, near and far. Funds raised through this event support the programming, outreach, professional development, and educational efforts of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter. 

We look forward to seeing you in November!

What is National Philanthropy Day?

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside during the month of November, with the purpose of recognizing the great contributions of philanthropy - and those people active in the philanthropic community - to the enrichment of our world.

NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

AFP chapters hold NPD events and activities across North America.

In addition, AFP launched #NPDLove and the NPDLove.com website, a global social media outreach and awareness campaign to engage the global charitable sector, the philanthropic community, and the public in activities to demonstrate “love of humankind” and highlight how they (or their organization) are helping to change the world.