Registration for Nonprofits is Officially Open!
NORWALK, CT -- Ready, set, go! Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, the 5th annual Giving Day on March 1st will be an inspiring day of philanthropy in Fairfield County benefiting a host of area nonprofits. Fairfield County’s Giving Day is the impetus for the 23 cities and towns in Fairfield County and beyond to unite as a community and truly make an impact in a short 24 hours. Already over 120 nonprofits have registered!
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation initiated Giving Day in 2014 to empower the community at large and encourage local philanthropy. Amazingly, last year’s Giving Day raised $1,465,246 in 24 hours for 414 nonprofits from 13,718 total donations.
Throughout Fairfield County, Giving Day has become known as the day “to give where you live” and causes ranging from hunger relief, access to housing, educational opportunities for youth and adults, animal welfare, access to arts and culture and so many more, nonprofits of all interests and sizes participate.
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation makes it easy for nonprofits to participate. By registering for Giving Day 2018 now, nonprofits will be able to plan for their success with the vast resources offered through online courses and workshops held by the Community Foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence and led by the Community Foundation’s team of experts.
All nonprofit organizations throughout the region are invited to join in this amazing opportunity to secure donations and increase awareness for their mission. Participants will learn specific steps to take to create stories for their Giving Day campaign and beyond. Nonprofit organizations receive training to effectively reach new supporters on Giving Day, as well. They are also provided with a resource center complete with a toolkit, instruction videos and free online resources.
“Giving Day is that rare opportunity for every nonprofit, no matter the size, to reach out. Unlike other fundraising efforts – from galas to sponsorships where the cost of entry can be steep – Giving Day is unique because everyone can participate and feel good about giving – no matter how much, no strings attached,” stated Harold J. Trischman, Board of Directors, LifeBridge Community Services in Bridgeport, Connecticut. “We stepped up and drove this effort. At LifeBridge, we not only raised funds, we made new friends for our organization.”
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is proud to partner with their lead sponsor Bank of America for the fifth year in a row. Their dedication to this campaign and the greater community of nonprofits in Fairfield County elevates Giving Day and powers its success. Additional champion sponsors to date include Media Partner – Hearst Connecticut Media Group; Magazine Sponsor - Moffly Media; Radio Sponsor - Star 99.9 and 95.9 Fox; Whole Foods; Neuberger Berman; Webster Private Bank; BlumShapiro and Chelsea Piers Connecticut.
“Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is proud of the accomplishment of raising more than $4.5 million over the past four years for more than 600 Fairfield County nonprofits. We encourage all nonprofit organizations to register and join us on March 1st for Fairfield County’s Giving Day. When Fairfield County’s nonprofits prosper our entire community flourishes,” stated Juanita James, CEO and President, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. “Being able to once again offer this opportunity that highlights philanthropy and emphasizes the importance ‘to give where you live’ for the fifth year is exciting.”
The challenge is on and the enthusiasm has begun! Nonprofit organizations can register today at FCGives.org. Deadline for registration is February 1st. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Carole Schwartz, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager at 203-750-3224.
PHOTO CAPTION: The challenge is on and the excitement is building! The deadline to register for Fairfield County’s Giving Day is February 1st. Area nonprofit organizations can register at FCGives.org
About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards and has awarded over $220 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together community organizers, business experts and philanthropists to solve our region’s challenges. Our goal is to create a vital and inclusive community, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.
About Bank of America
At Bank of America, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is critical to fulfilling our core purpose of making people’s financial lives better. A commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company, from our policies and practices to our services, products, governance and employee benefits. An important part of that commitment is forming strong partnerships across sectors, including nonprofit organizations serving community needs, bringing our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. We’re proud of our employees’ volunteer efforts, support of diversity and inclusion, and environmental and social responsibility. Across our company, we’re focused on simplifying banking and investing, advancing better money habits and making an impact in communities around the world.
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