National Philanthropy Day’s tagline is easy to remember and practice: “Change the world with a giving heart.” Every year on November 15, we pause to celebrate National Philanthropy Day. On this day, we reflect on the philanthropy across the nation and recognize our local philanthropy.
Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
I especially like this quote, because philanthropy is very personal and should reflect each individual’s personal values and means. It is human nature to wish to support others. It makes us feel good and purposeful. How we each define “support” is found deep in our souls. It could mean volunteering. It could mean making a monetary gift. It could mean spreading the word about a cause that is special to you. Or, it could mean simply being there for a friend or family member in need.
We are so grateful to the hundreds of donors who have made gifts to support life here at Plymouth Harbor. So far this year, monetary gifts to the Foundation range from $10 to $73,000. Among our closest constituents over the last 5 years, the percent of those who have made a monetary gift is impressive:
79% Management Staff
Even more impressive is the percent of these three groups who benefit from the gifts: 100%.
We are lucky to be here at Plymouth Harbor, where we all work together to make life the best it can be. The Plymouth Harbor Foundation is honored to receive your support, year after year, so that we can do what we can, with what we have, where we are. Happy National Philanthropy Day!
-Becky Pazkowski, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy