About National Philanthropy Day

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This year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter will celebrate the 32nd Annual National Philanthropy Day on three separate occasions. We'd love to have you be a part of this year's exciting events! 

National Philanthropy Day Breakfast Roundtable
Thursday, October 26 from 8AM - 12PM at the Durfee Innovation Society at Life Remodeled, Detroit
Panel discussions featuring Detroit's top philanthropy leaders

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National Philanthropy Day Gala Dinner
Wednesday, November 8 at MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit
Recognizing outstanding awardees and the importance of community philanthropy

National Philanthropy Day Broadcast
Friday, November 17 at 8:00 pm EST on Detroit Public Television
Highlighting the NPD roundtable discussions and 2023 honorees

Funds raised through this event support the programming, outreach, professional development, and educational efforts of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter. 

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.