On May 2, 2012, members of the Global Visionaries community opened their hearts and pocketbooks once again and raised over $37,000 for GV as part of The Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG campaign. As a whole, the event saw nearly 38,000 individual donors give over $7.4 million to more than 1,100 participating non-profits in the vicinity of King County. As if these figures weren’t stunning in their own right, The Seattle Foundation, local businesses and philanthropists sweetened the deal by announcing that they would give the coveted $500,000 stretch pool a shot in the arm with an additional $300,000!
Our early birds kicked off the day of giving at around 6:30 in the morning while our night owls, in their own dramatic fashion, swooped in with less than twenty minutes left on the giving clock to get us closer towards our goal of $50,000. Although we didn’t reach our mark, the amount of money that we raised represents a ten-fold increase from last year’s GiveBIG campaign. Meanwhile, in the world of Facebook, our page saw an increase in “Likes” of over 10% in just one month. All in all = awesome.
The funds raised will support our program scholarships so that money will not be the deciding factor in a young person’s ability to participate in GV’s youth leadership programs.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!