Local nonprofits raise more than $240,000 on Great Give Day 2019

Wendy Sweeney
Nonprofit Partnership Coordinator

For immediate release: May 10, 2019

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s sixth annual Great Give Day, presented in partnership with Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto, wrapped up at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 9, helping nonprofits in the seven-county Dubuque region raise $243,198, comprising 2,379 gifts.

“Great Give Day, like our workshops and grant programs, is an important way that we at the Community Foundation help strengthen nonprofits across the region,” said Nancy Van Milligen, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s event. Every gift makes a difference.”

This year, 170 nonprofits from Dubuque, Allamakee, Clinton, Clayton, Delaware, Dyersville, Jackson and Jones Counties participated in Great Give Day, up from 157 last year. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised $1,747,244 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
Four Mounds Foundation
Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Delhi Public Library
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre
St. Mark Youth Enrichment
Harpers Ferry Boosters
Hospice of Dubuque
Ghost Player Legacy
National Mississippi RIver Museum & Aquarium
Multicultural Family Center

$500 Power Hour Winners (Most Donors)
Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation
Camp Courageous

$500 Power Hour Winners (Most Dollars)
Clarke University
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 2019 a success.

Prizes were made possible by these generous corporate sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor
Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto

Platinum Sponsors
Klauer Manufacturing

Gold Sponsors
American Trust & Savings Bank
Dubuque Bank & Trust

Silver Sponsors
The Vogt Group
Foundation for the Future of Delaware County

To view the final results, visit www.greatgiveday.org.

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