Across the country, individuals with a passion to serve their communities gathered to celebrate National Philanthropy Day on November 15th. The Cotillion Online hosted the Capital celebration at The Mayflower Renaissance DC Hotel Town & Country Lounge.
While munching on hors d’oeuvre and sipping on the evening’s signature cocktail, “The Philanthropolitian”, guests shared their causes from assisting Hurricane Katrina survivors to supporting relief efforts in Haiti. Guests also learned about opportunities to volunteer with various organizations. As a thank you to guests, The Cotillion Online offered invitations to their exclusive 1st Annual Young & Philanthropic Gala coming in 2011. The Cotillion Online founder and publisher Pamela Pressley said it will be the premiere gala for DC area philanthropists. This event aligns with her motto that “charitable giving is fashionable.” I am looking forward to the event!
The Cotillion Online is an online news resource and membership organization dedicated to highlighting & promoting philanthropic & cultural enrichment activities. Their mission is to cultivate the next generation of charitable givers. National Philanthropy Day was founded in 1986 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), a professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions.