Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Match Day raises $791,685 online funds, as of 8:30 a.m.

Contact: Natalie Verette, Mueller Communications

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Match Day 2015 raises funds, awareness of 20 food, shelter organizations

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 more than $840,000 in matching 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.

Participating Nonprofits

* Advocates of Ozaukee
* Cathedral Center
* Center for Veterans Issues
* Community Advocates
* Daystar
* 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

For more information on Match Day, visit http://www.MatchDayMKE.org and follow the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Match Day on Facebook and Twitter.