National Philanthropy Day is Nov. 15, and I’ve been thinking lately about that universal spirit of generosity that prompts us to help others.
On a national scale, Americans gave $3.3 billion in charitable gifts in 2010, even in this tough economy. On a local level, too, as the Foundation Director at Murphy Medical Center, I see examples of generosity every day right here at home.
Our incredible volunteers donating over 10,000 hours per year to help us with our important work for the community. A concerned citizen walking through the door with a cash donation to help us fight breast cancer. Hundreds of people turning out to participate in a fundraiser.