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WHEREAS, philanthropic organizations are responsible for enhancing the quality of life for citizens and communities across the country; and

WHEREAS, philanthropy is a uniquely American tradition, and voluntary associations formed to address societal needs are an integral part of society; and our nonprofit sector is the model for countries around the world; and

WHEREAS, the history of American philanthropy created the foundation of this country, and these efforts built universities, free public libraries, homes for widows and orphans, and volunteer fire departments; and

WHEREAS, in 2015, Americans contributed more than 16 billion volunteer hours, and $306 billion to one million charities registered with the Internal Revenue Service; and

WHEREAS, America's nonprofit sector accounts for nearly lo percent of the American workforce, and the nonprofit sector contributes to communities through museums and concerts, school sponsored day trips, groups that enrich our youth, and social services agencies that provide food, clothing, housing and training for those less fortunate; and

WHEREAS, nonprofits across Nevada greatly enhance the quality of life for all residents of the Silver State through advocacy, charitable work and addressing critical needs in our communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 15, 2016

 PHILANTHROPY DAY IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson