Yesterday was the National Philanthropy Day celebration and awards breakfast in Rhode Island. In speaking about her own philanthropy, Joan Abrams, the winner of the Outstanding Philanthropic Citizen Award, shared her belief that philanthropy and service were essential elements of exercising one’s citizenship and participation in a democracy.
We couldn’t have said it better, Joan. Philanthropy as love of humankind. Philanthropy as democratic obligation. Philanthropy as justice.
To each of you for stepping up every day to shape our world through voluntary action in philanthropy, we add our own great big THANK YOU.