Friday, November 18, 2011

Give to the Max Update

We thought that we would give an update regarding the recent GiveMn "Give to the Max Day". Seven donors gave $255 to the Foundation's Endowment Fund and Joyce Dass won one of the two $500 silver tickets that were provided by our fund partner the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF). We would like to thank everyone that was able to participate in this fundraising effort.

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 16th is Give to the Max Day

Greetings from the Tyler Area Community Foundation!

GiveMN’s “Give to the Max Day” is coming up on Nov. 16th and we would like to provide you information about this fundraising campaign. GiveMN’s “Give to the Max Day” was created to raise as much money as possible for non-profit organizations like the Tyler Area Community Foundation in a 24 hour period. Since 2009, GiveMN has raised more than $33 million for more than 5,000 non-profits. Last year’s Give to the Max Day was once again one of the most successful one-day online fundraising drives in history and it drew an astounding 42,596 donors with more than $10 million raised for 3,663 participating non-profit organizations. The year will also see new opportunities to the program as GiveMN has announced that it will award 24 Golden Tickets. The Golden Tickets are $1,000 prize grants that will be given randomly every hour of the campaign.

In addition to the Golden Tickets, our partner organization, the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF), will be giving out 2 Silver Tickets. Here is how the Silver Tickets will work: All donors who give to the Tyler Area Community Foundation’s general endowment fund during the 24-hour period will be eligible to have a $500 prize added to their gift, courtesy of matching funds from SWIF. Two winners will be selected out of all community foundation partners of SWIF (there are 21 of us). A $10 gift to our endowment qualifies to the same extent as a $1,000+ gift (i.e. one gift equals one chance). The more gifts we receive, the better our chances!

And finally, SWIF will be drawing winners for promotional item gifts throughout the day, such as a tote bag and travel mug, portfolio and more.

The Tyler Area Community Foundation GiveMN page is located at:

We hope you will consider donating to our general endowment fund through the GiveMN “Give to the Max Day” and maybe we can receive a golden or silver ticket which will add to our endowment fund. So, mark your calendars for Nov. 16th and let your family, friends and neighbors know about this fundraising opportunity.