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Governor Markell, Legislators to Attend Delaware Nonprofit Day

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Dover, DE – Delaware Nonprofit Day, hosted by the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA), is a special day held annually to recognize Delaware’s nonprofit sectorfor the work they do in contributing to quality of life for all Delawareans. DelawareGovernor Jack Markell is scheduled to attend to make a declaration regarding the occasion. This year, the event willtake place on Wednesday, May 18, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on the East Steps of Legislative Hall.

The first hour of programming will feature Representative Valerie Longhurst and Senator Ernesto Lopez presenting a Joint Tribute in observance of Delaware Nonprofit Day to DANA and the nonprofit sector.

Governor Markell is scheduled to speak at 11:40 a.m. to make a declaration about Nonprofit Day.

After the formal addresses, the event will move to the Tatnall Building where lunch will be served and there will be an opportunity for attendees to mingle with their legislators and staffersto discuss nonprofit issues and missions.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate Delaware nonprofits, and recognize them for all that they do.

Hardworking employees of nonprofits across the state are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of Delawareans every day,” said Sheila Bravo, President and CEO of DANA. “We are grateful to the Governor and Legislators for helping us to highlight the importance of the sector on this special day.”

Delaware Nonprofit Day is the week before the Joint Finance Committee of the General Assembly is scheduled to begin their two weeks of Budget and Grant-In-Aid mark-up.

Facts about Delaware nonprofits:

  • Employ over 40,000 people in Delaware (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012
  • $1.9 Billion Payroll (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012)
  • $5.3 Billion in Revenue (National Center for Charitable Statistics 2013)
  • $432.2 Million Value of Volunteer Time (Corporation for National and Community Service 2014)
  • Volunteers in Delaware 110,000 (Corporation for National and Community Service 2014)

As the leader of the nonprofit sector, DANA’s mission is to strengthen, enhance, and advance nonprofits and the sector in Delaware through advocacy, training, capacity building, and research. For more information, visit