105 STAT. 1070 PUBLIC LAW 102-165—NOV. 18, 1991 Public Law 102-165 102d Congress Joint Resolution Nov. 18, 1991 [H.J. Res. 140] Designating November 19, 1991, as "National Philanthropy Day". Whereas as of 1989 there were more than 800,000 nonprofit philanthropic organizations in the United States; Whereas such philanthropic organizations employ approximately 6,000,000 individuals, and use the services of approximately 4,500,000 volunteers; Whereas in 1989 the people of the United States contributed approximately $114,000,000,000 to support such philanthropic organizations; Whereas philanthropic organizations are responsible for enhancing the quality of life of people throughout the world; Whereas the people of the United States owe a great debt to the schools, churches, museums, art and music centers, youth groups, hospitals, research institutions, community service institutions, and institutions and organizations which aid and comfort disadvantaged, sick, or elderly individuals; and Whereas the people of the United States should demonstrate gratitude and support for philanthropic organizations and for the efforts, skills, and resources of individuals who carry out the missions of such organizations: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That November 19, 1991, is designated as "National Philanthropy Day", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved November 18, 1991. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 140 (S.J. Res. 96): CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): Oct. 31, considered and passed House. Nov. 1, S.J. Res. 96 and H.J. Res. 140 considered and passed Senate.
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