If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re in the philanthropy business.
The Holidays are a wonderful reminder of the power of this word we all say frequently but like so many other words, probably take for granted.
“Philo” comes from a Greek verb meaning to love. “Anthropy” means mankind or humanity.
Philanthropy = Love of Mankind
At the risk of stating the obvious, 2020 hasn’t been the best (I know, I know, understatement of the year).
Everything we know was tested, our annual fund strategies, major gift efforts, event planning and execution not to mention our own personal resolve, patience and belief in our own abilities during such unprecedented times.
When we reflect on 2020 and dust ourselves off from its countless up and downs, disappointments and frustrations, know you’ve championed the most noble of causes, advancing the love of mankind. Which, at its core, is what was needed most these past 11 months.
Let it serve as a reminder that our care and concern for each other will always persevere and regardless of what mission or non-profit sector you represent, be proud that your work made others better.
Cheers to 2021 as we welcome another year of philanthropy, another year of loving and advancing mankind!
by: Michael Bruni, Managing Director, HPS Chicago