National Philanthropy Day® in Los Angeles
National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is one day set aside each year for the purpose of recognizing the great contribution philanthropy makes to our society and to honor individuals, businesses and support organizations that are active in the philanthropic community. NPD was founded by Los Angeles philanthropist and attorney Doug Freeman. The first NPD awards luncheon was held in cities across the country in 1986, after President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November 15 as National Philanthropy Day. Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch penned the music and lyrics for “Now, More Than Ever,” the anthem for the event. Since then, NPD is celebrated in all fifty states and Canada. NPD offers an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of charitable giving and the spirit that makes such generosity possible.