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Opinion Letters Examples of generosity seen every day

National Philanthropy Day is Nov. 15, and I’ve been thinking lately about that universal spirit of generosity that prompts us to help others.

On a national scale, Americans gave $3.3 billion in charitable gifts in 2010, even in this tough economy. On a local level, too, as the Foundation Director at Murphy Medical Center, I see examples of generosity every day right here at home.

Our incredible volunteers donating over 10,000 hours per year to help us with our important work for the community. A concerned citizen walking through the door with a cash donation to help us fight breast cancer. Hundreds of people turning out to participate in a fundraiser.

The good work of Murphy Medical Center Foundation is possible because of generous spirits like these, enlightened donors who know their gifts help, no matter the size. People who believe that philanthropy creates good in the world, making it a better place.

As a supporter of various causes, including non-profit Murphy Medical Center, I know first-hand that it feels good to give. To make a positive difference in my own community, to personally contribute to helping others.

In recognition of National Philanthropy Day, I thank all the generous folks who support Murphy Medical Center with their time and donations. We provided over $11 million dollars in uncompensated care to our community members last year, diligently caring for those who need help. We appreciate those of you who support us in our efforts and encourage everyone to be part of our good work in this community.

Kathi Osborne, Foundation Director
Murphy Medical Center

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