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The Circle in Georgetown lights up for National Philanthropy Day

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The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) and the Town of Georgetown team up next week to celebrate the impact of philanthropy on Sussex County.

Buildings around The Circle in Georgetown will be lit green next week for National Philanthropy Day.

The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) and the Town of Georgetown are partnering to celebrate the impact of philanthropy on  Sussex County communities.

“It’s a great opportunity to remind everybody about the challenges and opportunities that have faced us all this year. And celebrating philanthropy and the people who help our nonprofit community out by supporting their missions,” said Mike DiPaolo, the Delaware Community Foundation’s vice president for Southern Delaware.

He says the DCF appreciates the outpouring of support for its Delaware COVID Strategic Response Fund. The fund launched in March and gave out $3.4 million to more than 150 Delaware nonprofits providing services to communities statewide.

DiPaolo says lighting the buildings around The Circle green starting Sunday is a way to honor of those nonprofits and everyone who helped keep them afloat.

National Philanthropy Day is celebrated every November 15th.

 

DiPaolo says this is the first time The Circle in Georgetown will be lit green for an entire week to celebrate National Philanthropy Day.