Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Presents Great Give Day on Thursday, May 13

Ready...set...give! The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque is excited to host the eigth annual Great Give Day on Thursday, May 13 with a record number of participating nonprofits.

Great Give Day is a 24-hour, online giving event brings the community together to celebrate and supports area nonprofits and strengthen the Dubuque region. Since 2014, Great Give Day has raised more than $2 million for nonprofits across the region. Last year, the campaign collected over 3,000 gifts and raised nearly $340,000 for local nonprofits. The event is open to all nonprofits with endowment funds at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. This year, 181 organizations have signed up to participate.

Giving is easy! On Thursday, May 13, community members can visit GreatGiveDay.org to support their favorite participating nonprofits with gifts of $10 or more. Gifts will go directly to the nonprofits, helping them qualify for more than $30,000 in prize dollars from local corporate sponsors during contests throughout the day. All donations must be made online with a credit or debit card. 

The leaderboard at GreatGiveDay.org will reflect all donations in real time, so donors can track the total amount raised as well as the progress of their favorite organizations. Visitors can search for nonprofits by name, county and category, and can see which nonprofits are directing gifts to their endowment funds. Donors who make gifts of $50 or more to nonprofits that direct gifts to their endowment funds will be eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit. Learn more at dbqfoundation.org/EndowIowa.

Hourly prizes funded by local sponsors will fuel excitement and friendly competition. Community members can view the prize schedule on the leaderboard at GreatGiveDay.org to see when their donation might help their favorite nonprofits win additional prizes. For prize updates, listen to Radio Dubuque stations (92.9 KAT FM, AM 1379 KDTH, 97.3 The ROCK and 101.1 The River) and follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook and Twitter (@dbqfoundation). 

“Great Give Day is a time when the community really rallies together and shows the generosity Iowans are known for. We’re proud to support our region’s strong nonprofits and connect them with its generous donors through this event,” said Peter Supple, economic opportunity coordinator at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. 

Great Give Day is powered by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and Presenting Sponsor Theisen’s Home*Farm*Auto. It is additionally sponsored by Dubuque Bank & Trust, Dubuque Screw Products, Dupaco, the Foundation for the Future of Delaware County, Klauer Manufacturing, MidWestOne Bank, and The Vogt Group. Media sponsors are the Telegraph Herald and Radio Dubuque.

For more information, visit GreatGiveDay.org, follow the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque on Facebook and Twitter (@dbqfoundation), or call the Foundation at 563-588-2700.

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Jeff Danna
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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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