UPDATE: Great Give Day 2017 Raises Record-Breaking $380,000 for Northeast Iowa Nonprofits

Great Give Day 2017 raises $380K!

The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque’s fourth annual Great Give Day, presented in partnership with Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto, wrapped up at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017, with 2,317 gifts and a final reconciled total of $380,899 raised for Northeast Iowa nonprofits, breaking last year’s record of $367,453. This includes $26,550 in local corporate sponsorships. 

This year, 153 nonprofits participated in Great Give Day, up from 114 last year. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised $1,262,455 for local nonprofits.

The Community Foundation thanks the many generous corporate sponsors, donors and participating nonprofits that made Great Give Day 2017 a success.

Prize Results

Most Donors – 1st Place - $1,000 Prize
Camp Courageous

Most Donors – 2nd Place - $750 Prize
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM)

Most Donors – 3rd Place - $500 Prize
Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation

$500 Golden Tickets
Presentation Lantern Center
Holy Family Catholic Schools
Holy Spirit Parish
Bell Tower Theater
Harpers Ferry Boosters Inc.
Two by Two Character Development
Fairview Cemetery Association

$500 Power Hour Winners
Most donors 9 am hour: Camp Courageous
Most donors noon hour: Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation
Most dollars 9 pm hour: Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM)

Gifts received during “Money Match” hours throughout the day were also matched proportionally by a total prize pool of $18,750.

These prizes were made possible by these generous corporate sponsors:

  • Presenting Sponsor Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto
  • Dupaco
  • American Trust & Savings Bank
  • Dubuque Bank & Trust
  • Klauer Manufacturing
  • Foundation for the Future of Delaware County
  • Allamakee County Community Foundation
  • Morrison Brothers

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

For more information about Great Give Day, email Wendy Sweeney or call 563.588.2700.

**The original version of this story posted on May 12 announced a total of $370,099. The updated total now that the Community Foundation has completed reconciliation is $380,899.

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Jeff Danna
Communications Manager

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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. 

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