Last year, Centre Foundation created a brand new giving event that took the county by storm. 2,847 gifts totaling about $415,000 were made to 74 nonprofits that serve Centre County during Centre Gives in 2012. an additional $110,000 in matching funds and prizes were provided by Centre Foundation.
Because of the great success of the inaugural Centre Gives, we’re excited to bring this great event to our area again in 2013! The event will once again feature those matching funds and prizes, but there are also some differences this year. Centre Gives will take place about a month earlier than last year, beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22 and ending at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. In addition, Centre Foundation has taken it upon itself to pay the event’s website management fees, making donations subject to just 3% credit card fees.
The event is still a few months away, but we’re already busy preparing for it. We held a kickoff event last week, in which dozens of nonprofit administrators gathered to learn more about Centre Gives and brainstorm ways to make the event even more successful this year. Check out Centre Foundation on Facebook to see more photos from the event.
We’ll have more info on Centre Gives as it gets closer. In the meantime, mark your calendar so that, on May 22 & 23, you can log onto CentreGives.org to make a difference in our community.