Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

November 15th is National Philanthropy Day. National Philanthropy Day was originally conceived and organized in the 1980s with President Reagan signing the official proclamation in 1986. This is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy — and those people and businesses who are active in the philanthropic community. It’s a day to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible right here in McHenry County.

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day, The Community Foundation for McHenry County announced the 2021 Business Philanthropist of the Year at the McHenry County Economic Development Dinner. This distinguished award was developed to honor a local business that demonstrates outstanding charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take on philanthropic leadership roles.