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Amazing Raise Begins At Midnight

By Staff | May 1, 2017

The fourth annual Amazing Raise Ohio Valley will begin at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2 and end at 11:59 p.m. During the 24-hour period, every donation made on the event website, “http://www.giveov.org”>www.giveov.org, will be enhanced with bonus dollars and cash prizes sponsored by the Foundation’s funding partners.

“We had such a positive response from both donors and the nonprofits over the past three years, we decided to do it again. The Ohio Valley is rich with dynamic nonprofit organizations and dedicated supporters and we are proud to host this opportunity,” said Susie Nelson, executive director of CFOV.

The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley was born out of Give Local America, an initiative created by the Council on Foundations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first community foundation. Over 100 community foundations participated on May 3, 2016.

Since the event’s start in 2014, The Amazing Raise has generated more than $1,120,000 in donations to local organizations. This year, 111 Ohio Valley nonprofits are participating and represent nearly every facet of our communities. From animal welfare to youth development and every category in between, there is an organization working to improve the quality of life in our area.??”Our goal this year is to raise $500,000 and we are hopeful the Ohio Valley will help us reach it. Online giving has become quite relevant over the last few years and hosting events like the Amazing Raise Ohio Valley gives all nonprofits, regardless of their size, budget or staffing, the opportunity to take part in something so large,” shared Lisa Moore, development director at CFOV. ??Giving during the Amazing Raise Ohio Valley is easy! Donors can visit www.giveov.org, search for their favorite organization(s) and complete the donation form. The minimum gift is $10 and all credit cards are accepted. A live leaderboard allows everyone to keep track of the excitement.??Give on May 2 to benefit our community!

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