This National Day is observed annually on November 15.
Philanthropists are honored for their many significant contributions, help and good deeds and for the differences that they have made in our lives and our communities.
The word philanthropy comes from Latin and Greek philanthropia which gives us kindliness, humanity and love to mankind. From this, we take the philo (tending to, fond of) and join antropos meaning mankind or human beings.
There are instances of philanthropy that can overlap with instances of charity. The difference is that charity relieves the pains of social problems, whereas philanthropy attempts to solve those problems at their root causes.
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National Philanthropy Day was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 1985.
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