Georgetown Turns Green For World Philanthropy Day

The Circle in Georgetown and buildings around it will be lit up in green for World Philanthropy Day.

According to the Delaware Community Foundation, the display this week celebrates the impact of philanthropy and the people who make it happen to help increase the quality of life in Sussex County.

“Philanthropy means more than writing a check or making a donation, it’s about wanting to see our community succeed,” DCF Vice President for Southern Delaware Mike DiPaolo said. “Nonprofits in Sussex County make a difference in each of our lives, every day, and their successes are our successes. Whether it’s in eastern Sussex or western, for the arts, churches, education, or helping to address homelessness and hunger, the resources nonprofits need to meet their goals come from individuals and businesses across our county.” 

National Philanthropy Day is celebrated each November 15th. It originated in California in 1986.

“Organizations like the DCF play a unique role in advancing philanthropy in Sussex County, allowing individuals and businesses to structure their giving in a way that can bring maximum impact,” DCF President Stuart Comstock-Gay added. “By working with Sussex County nonprofits day in and day out, we can leverage our experience to help funding get to organizations that are doing the work on the ground.” 

Non-profits and other institutions that work to serve communities are partners with the DCF, which has its southern Delaware office at The Circle in Georgetown.