Great Give Day raises nearly $340,000 for Dubuque-area nonprofits

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Peter Supple 
Economic Opportunity Coordinator 
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque 
peter@dbqfoundation.org 
563.588.2700 

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DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s seventh annual Great Give Day, presented in partnership with Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto, wrapped up at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 14, helping nonprofits in the seven-county Dubuque region raise $339,653, comprising 3,008 gifts. 

This year’s total amount raised surpassed last year’s total by $96,455 and is the most raised since 2017. 

“In any year, we make strengthening nonprofits a priority, and this year, the COVID-19 crisis has made supporting our local organizations all the more important,” said Peter Supple, the Community Foundation’s economic opportunity coordinator. “We are so grateful to everyone who contributed in this time of need. Every gift makes a difference.”  

This year, 162 nonprofits from Dubuque, Allamakee, Clinton, Clayton, Delaware, Dyersville, Jackson and Jones Counties participated in Great Give Day. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised $2,087,264 for local nonprofits. 

Throughout the day, participating organizations competed for $28,250 in bonus prizes. The winning organizations were: 

Most Donors, 1st Place — $750 Prize 

  • Camp Courageous 

Most Donors, 2nd Place — $500 Prize 

  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

$500 Golden Tickets 

  • Amber Community Club 
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dubuque 
  • Crescent Community Health Center 
  • Delaware County Historical Society 
  • Dubuque Soccer Alliance & Complex Endowment Fund 
  • Friends of Jackson County Conservation 
  • Holy Family Catholic Schools 
  • Northeast Iowa Council — Boy Scouts 
  • Opening Doors 
  • Riverview Center 

$500 Power Hour Winners (Most Donors) 

  • Camp Courageous  
  • Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation 

$500 Power Hour Winners (Most Dollars) 

  • Monona Garden and Trail Endowment  
  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

Gifts received during Money Match hours throughout the day were also matched proportionally by a total prize pool of $20,000. 

The Community Foundation thanks the many generous sponsors, donors and participating nonprofits that made Great Give Day 2020 a success. 

Prizes were made possible by these generous corporate sponsors: 

Presenting Sponsor 

  • Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto 

Platinum Sponsors 

  • Dupaco 
  • Telegraph Herald 

Gold Sponsors 

  • Dubuque Bank & Trust 
  • Klauer Manufacturing 
  • Honkamp Krueger Financial Services 
  • MidWestOne Bank 
  • Silver Sponsors 
  • Foundation for the Future of Delaware County  
  • 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—and how you can donate your time, talents, and dollars to transform our region. 

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jeff@dbqfoundation.org
563.588.2700

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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. 

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

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