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Community Foundation celebrates National Philanthropy Day Sunday
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JANESVILLE - On Sunday, the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin will join more than 750 community foundations across the United States to recognize National Philanthropy Day. The day was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1986 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan and is a day set aside to remember and acknowledge the impact that philanthropy - charitable giving, volunteering and engagement - has made locally and throughout the world. In the organization's last fiscal year, its donors granted more than $1.7 million through 740 awards to nonprofit organizations for projects such as health and human services, arts and culture, and community and youth development.