About National Philanthropy Day

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Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter hosts one of the nation’s largest local celebrations of National Philanthropy Day. Not only is it a celebration of all the things that make our industry wonderful, but the proceeds from the event support the important education and programming provided throughout the year by the Greater Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Without this event, and the community that supports us, the work that we do would not be possible!
This year, the 33rd annual National Philanthropy Day will be celebrated on two different occasions:
AFP Greater Detroit NPD Breakfast Roundtable
Thursday, October 10 from 8AM - 12PM 
Durfee Innovation Society at Life Remodeled
2470 Collingwood St, Detroit, MI 48206

On October 10, we'll host the National Philanthropy Day Breakfast at Life Remodeled featuring two panels comprised of industry professionals from our region. Join us for a morning of networking and great conversation. 

$20 General Admission

Registration to open in August.


National Philanthropy Day Strolling Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, November 13 from 5:30 - 9:00 PM
The Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124

Join us on November 13 as we host our National Philanthropy Day Strolling Dinner & Awards Ceremony at The Henry Ford. This year's dinner will feature a new format that includes more time for celebration and networking as well as the presentation of AFP's annual awards and celebration of Distinguished Volunteers.

$175 General Admission

Registration to open in August.


Important Links:

2024 National Philanthropy Day Awardees

Submit Your Distinguished Volunteer(s)

National Philanthropy Day Sponsorship Opportunities



For information on the 2023 National Philanthropy Day, including event photos, distinguished volunteers, and television recording links, please click here.


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.