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Great Give Day 2021 raises more than $357,000 for Dubuque-area nonprofits

Contact  

Peter Supple  
Economic Opportunity Coordinator  
peter@dbqfoundation.org  
563.588.2700  

For immediate release  

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque's eighth annual Great Give Day, presented in partnership with Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto, gave a major boost to local nonprofits by bringing in 2,734 gifts and $357,289 for organizations across the seven-county Dubuque region on May 13.  

This year’s total amount raised surpassed last year’s total by $17,636  and is the most raised since 2017.  

“Strong nonprofits help build strong communities, and that’s why supporting their work is a priority for the Community Foundation,” said Peter Supple, the Foundation’s economic opportunity coordinator. “We appreciate everyone who contributed. Every gift makes a difference.”   

This year, a record number of nonprofits — 182 — participated, representing Dubuque, Allamakee, Clinton, Clayton, Delaware, Jackson and Jones Counties. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised over $2.6 million for local nonprofits.  

Throughout the day, participating organizations competed for $32,750 in bonus prizes. The winning organizations were:  

Most Donors, 1st Place — $750 Prize  

  • Camp Courageous of Iowa 

Most Donors, 2nd Place — $500 Prize  

  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) 

$500 Golden Tickets  

  • Camp Courageous of Iowa 
  • Dubuque County Conservation Society 
  • Friends of Jackson County Conservation 
  • Maquoketa Community Cupboard 
  • Northeast Iowa School of Music 
  • Project Rooted 
  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) 
  • The Tri-State Wind Symphony 
  • Two by Two Character Development 

$500 Power Hour Winners (Most Donors)  

  • Camp Courageous of Iowa 
  • Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation 

$500 Power Hour Winners (Most Dollars)  

  • Multicultural Family Center 
  • Women’s Giving Circle 

$500 Most Growth (Returning Nonprofits) 

  • Garrett Wade Stephens Memorial Fund 

$500 Most Donors (New Nonprofits) 

  • Red Basket Project 

$250 Facebook Video Drawing 

  • Clayton County Foundation for the Future 
  • Hills & Dales 
  • Regional Medical Center 

$250 Peer-to-Peer Training Attendance Drawing 

  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Jackson County 

$250 Supporter’s Choice Drawing 

  • Project Rooted 
  • St. Stephen's Food Bank, a Branch of River Bend Food Bank 

Gifts received during Money Match hours throughout the day were also matched proportionally by a total prize pool of $22,500.  

The Community Foundation thanks the many generous sponsors, donors and participating nonprofits that made Great Give Day 2021 a success.  

Prizes were made possible by these generous corporate sponsors:  

Presenting Sponsor  

  • Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto  

Platinum Sponsors  

  • Dubuque Screw Products 
  • Dupaco Community Credit Union 
  • Radio Dubuque 
  • Telegraph Herald 

Gold Sponsors  

  • Dubuque Bank & Trust  
  • Foundation for the Future of Delaware County 
  • Klauer Manufacturing  
  • MidWestOne Bank  

Silver Sponsors  

  • The Vogt Group  

To view the final results, visit greatgiveday.org

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The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque envisions a vibrant and inclusive Dubuque region where everyone can thrive. Since 2002, we have inspired people to give back to their community, and we turn this generosity into lasting change across our region, increasing access to resources and opportunities that help all people succeed. 

Visit dbqfoundation.org to learn about the many ways we are building a strong, thriving Greater Dubuque for all. 

Press Contact

Jeff Danna
Communications Manager
jeff@dbqfoundation.org
563.588.2700

About Us
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque envisions a vibrant and inclusive Dubuque region where everyone can thrive. Since 2002, we have inspired people to give back to their community, and we turn this generosity into lasting change across our region, increasing access to resources and opportunities that help all people succeed. 

Connect with us to learn about the many ways we are building a strong, thriving Greater Dubuque for all.

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