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Record-breaking gifts will proportionately match donations for food, shelter on Match Day
Milwaukee – On March 19, members of the community will come together again to raise funds for 20 nonprofits participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s fourth Match Day. This year’s record-breaking match pool of more than $830,000 was contributed by donors and Board members of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation as well as the Brewers Community Foundation, The Ceres Foundation, Meijer, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and Faye McBeath Foundation. Each donation of $10 or more made online on March 19 will be proportionally matched based on the total amount raised. Last year, more than $3 million was raised through the event.
“Because of generous matching donations, every donation made on Match Day will have an even greater impact in our community,” said Ellen M. Gilligan, President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. “Thank you to all of our funders and sponsors for supporting this year’s match pool.”
Sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the online giving event showcases 20 participating agencies in southeast Wisconsin helping meet individuals’ basic food and shelter needs, including:
* Advocates of Ozaukee
* Cathedral Center
* Center for Veterans Issues
* Community Advocates
* Family Promise of Washington County
* Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
* Food Pantry of Waukesha County
* Friends of Abused Families
* Guest House of Milwaukee
* Hebron House of Hospitality
* Hope Center
* Hope House of Milwaukee
* Hunger Task Force
* Milwaukee Rescue Mission
* Pathfinders Milwaukee
* Sojourner Family Peace Center
* The Salvation Army
* The Women’s Center
* Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center
To create Match Day, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has partnered again with Razoo, the world’s fastest-growing crowdfunding site for causes.
For more information on Match Day, visit the Match Day website and follow the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Match Day page on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Match Day
For a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. The Foundation consists of more than 1,200 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region.
Started in 1915, the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world. With a total asset base of more than $847 million, it is also among the largest.
Match Day is a 24-hour online giving event organized by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation that raises support and awareness for 20 nonprofit organizations in southeastern Wisconsin. Match Day will be held for the fourth time on March 19, 2015. A pool of funds will be available to match online contributions proportionately, based on the total amount raised by each organization on Match Day. To make a donation or learn more visit http://MatchDayMKE.org.