The Circle in Georgetown to be lit in green Nov. 16-20

Initiative to celebrate impact of philanthropy
November 11, 2020

Buildings around The Circle in downtown Georgetown will be lit in green for National Philanthropy Day for a week starting Monday, Nov. 16.

The Delaware Community Foundation and the Town of Georgetown will celebrate the impact of philanthropy and especially the people who make it happen, increasing the quality of life in Sussex County. The foundation’s southern Delaware office is located at 36 The Circle in Georgetown.

“Philanthropy means more than writing a check or making a donation, it’s about wanting to see our community succeed,” said Mike DiPaolo, vice president for southern Delaware, Delaware Community Foundation. “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.”

“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,” said Stuart Comstock-Gay, foundation president. “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.”

National Philanthropy Day is celebrated every Nov. 15. It was first recognized in southern California in 1986 and has grown as a way to recognize the individuals and institutions who work in philanthropy and whose efforts better our communities every day.

For more information about the foundation, to speak to someone about grant resources or to establish a fund, contact DiPaolo at 302-856-4393 or

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