Holidays and Philanthropy

December 23, 2019 10:59 AM | Cynthia Pritchard (Administrator)

As the end of the year approaches and we gather with family and friends what are the conversations?  Many reflect on the year that has passed and others lay out their plans for the new year.  A new decade is about to begin and it is a great time to consider what you will do.  I personally like numbers and have put great thought about what are the 20 things I can do in 2020.  So I challenge each of you on the cusp of a numeric opportunity, to engage in conversation that inspires your family and friends this holiday.  I have always had a charity mindset, but I know I could be a better philanthropist and will put myself to the test.  It is more about a plan. 

As defined: Charity is an empathetic response to an immediate crisis or need. Philanthropy is long-term and a more strategic kind of giving. Another way to say it is: There is charity, which is good, and then there is problem-solving charity, which is called philanthropy

So in first challenge for you is to move from Charity to Philanthropy with your Time, Talent, and Treasure for the greater good. 

I have attached a great article from the Delaware Business Times on end of the year  and beyond that was presented in partnership with Stu Comstock-Gay from the Delaware Community Foundation. 

I wish all of you a great holiday season and see you in 2020, once again I charge you to find 20 new to support your community. 

Cynthia Pritchard, President and CEO-Philanthropy Delaware

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