National Philanthropy Day is set aside to recognize the contributions of philanthropic organizations and the volunteers, donors, and nonprofit professionals who work day in and day out to make the world a better place. First celebrated in 1986, original participants were heavy hitters: American Cancer Society, American Red Cross & Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. among others. Today, more than 125 communities and tens of thousands of people worldwide engage in National Philanthropy Day events and celebrations.
Big River is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Cleveland event, “Change the World With a Giving Heart”, which will be held November 1st at La Centre in Westlake. Events will include a range of educational workshops, speeches, and networking opportunities. An awards luncheon will recognize local individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to philanthropy. Honorees will include: Barbara P. Ruhlman, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Cleveland Foundation, Theodore Castele, M.D., F.A.C.R. , Laura McDiarmid, and Robert Cahen, Ph.D.