Connection. Empowerment. Impact. Change.
Those words, and feelings they evoke, will be woven into a quilt of support for 114 local nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, May 3 as the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) hosts The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley.
Part of a national day of giving called Give Local America, the Amazing Raise Ohio Valley is a 24-hour community-wide online fundraising event designed to help area nonprofits raise funds and awareness for their organizations. This one-day experience provides area nonprofits with increased exposure to potential new donors and helps them launch beneficial relationships.
This is the third year the CFOV has hosted The Amazing Raise, and its reach and success has grown with each campaign. So far, $783,386 has been raised through the event. The 2015 Amazing Raise Ohio Valley brought 98 nonprofits together with a gift total of $426,000! How far can the Ohio Valley go this year – can we exceed last year’s total? Will our cumulative gifts surpass the one million dollar mark?
The concept is a perfect complement to the mission of the foundation – connecting donors who care to causes that matter. The crowdfunding experience also satisfies the desire to engage in online giving and interaction, making it attractive to millennials and accessible to those living outside of the Ohio Valley.
Giving to The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley is easy! By visiting www.giveov.org, donors will be able to explore the participating organizations, make online gifts and watch real-time progress on the leaderboard. Not ready to dive into online giving? No problem! The CFOV team will accept donations made by check and cash from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on May 3 at the office, located at 1310 Market Street. The day is fast, exciting, and demonstrates the power of collaboration and philanthropy.
And speaking of philanthropy, supporting The Amazing Raise brings out the philanthropist in all of us! It applies to anyone who gives of themselves for the greater good. Supporting local nonprofits by making a gift (or several!) creates opportunities for organizations to continue making a difference in important ways. A minimum donation of $10 makes it reasonable to donate to several nonprofits. You can extend generosity as far as you wish!
And who knows, the gift you make to your favorite organization could make that dream project a reality or it could enable expansion of programs. If you time it right, your gift could help your favorite nonprofit earn a prize. The power of each gift is guaranteed to be increased by way of a bonus pool. This unique component has been made possible by generous sponsors who have joined the CFOV to keep the giving momentum going!
The Amazing Raise is a true celebration of the Ohio Valley’s vibrant and diverse nonprofit community. Participating organizations represent a wide range of causes – causes that enhance what makes our communities’ AMAZING places to live, work, learn, and play. Make a gift through www.giveov.org on Tuesday, May 3 and feel good about making a difference!
Sponsors for The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley are: The Schenk Foundation, XTO Energy, Dominion, WesBanco, Huntington Bank, Robinson Automotive, EQT, Main Street Bank, Security National Trust, West Virginia Northern Community College, Premier Bank & Trust, Lamar Advertising, WTRF, the Watchdog WKKX and WVLY and a generous anonymous foundation.
For more information about The Amazing Raise, please contact CFOV at 304-242-3144.