On May 4th, 2016, we celebrated the incredible success of the second-ever Giving is Gorges; a Day of Giving for nonprofits throughout Tompkins County and the surrounding areas!
Giving is Gorges fosters the spirit of philanthropy in Tompkins County in a 24-hour giving challenge amongst local nonprofits. This powerful giving experience unites community members around meaningful causes and helps nonprofits multiply their resources.
Last year, Giving Is Gorges brought in $118k from 1,050 donors for 120 participating nonprofit organizations.
This year, Giving Is Gorges blew everyone away, AGAIN!!
As of 9 AM EST on 5/5/16, $97,773 was raised by 1,092 donors for 105 local nonprofits! To no surprise, the totals have increased since the giving day ended, with over $100k raised!
Fun prizes from a group of generous sponsors were announced throughout the day and night, encouraging nonprofits and their supporters to remain vigilant in their fundraising efforts. Winners were updated and listed on the Giving Is Gorges Prizes Page.
Participants and their supporters were able to keep track of the number of donors and amount of money raised by each organization by referring to the Giving is Gorges Leaderboards! Congratulations to the SPCA of Tompkins County for dominating the leaderboards with the Most Donors and Most Raised for the day!
We’re extremely proud of all the participants and their supporters for their hard work and dedication for this important Day of Giving. You exemplify the spirit of philanthropy that strengthens and unites our local communities.
Giving is Gorges 2016 was made possible by the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, the Association of Fundraising Professionals NY Fingerlakes Chapter, and the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with GiveGab’s Giving Day platform.
George Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer for the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, had this to say about his experience hosting Giving is Gorges: “GiveGab celebrates the uniqueness of local philanthropy. They enhance our work and demonstrate with every interaction that they embrace partners and honor relationships that improve the quality of life in our communities. For GiveGab powerful communications, logistical expertise and participant support always exceed my very high expectations and make it possible for us to do more to serve our donors and our nonprofits.”
Giving really is Gorgeous and so are you, Tompkins County!