Lincoln’s 12th annual giving day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24th. Coordinated by the Lincoln Community Foundation (LCF), Give to Lincoln Day is an online event encouraging donations to support the local nonprofits and causes people care about. More than 450 local charities have registered for this year’s event. Every participating nonprofit organization will receive a proportional share of the $500,000 match fund, based upon its percentage of total dollars raised, thanks to LCF and sponsors including Presenting Sponsor, West Gate Bank.
Last year’s event raised $8 million for local nonprofits. The event has raised $50 million in its 11-year history.
“Give to Lincoln Day represents what makes our community special,” said LCF President, Alec Gorynski. “The incredible results year after year show the power of generosity. When neighbors come together to support the critical work of local nonprofits, we improve our quality of life in Lincoln and give everyone the opportunity to thrive.”
Donors may search participating nonprofits and give online at GiveToLincoln.com. Donations must be made before 11:59 p.m. on May 24 to count toward the giving day and the match fund. The minimum donation is $10 per charity.
Gifts may also be mailed to the Lincoln Community Foundation if postmarked by May 17. Donors may also drop off donations between May 1 and May 24 at all Lincoln West Gate Bank branches via the lobby or the commercial drop drawers.
On May 24 donation totals can be viewed throughout the day at GiveToLincoln.com.
Match Sponsors include: West Gate Bank (Presenting Sponsor), Assurity, Bill & Mae Whitmer Family Fund and ABC Electric, Bill* & Marilyn Cintani, Cornhusker Bank, DA Davidson, Davis Design, HBE, Kawasaki, Kubly Family Foundation, Lutz, Mail Management, The Family of J. Gates and Daisy Minnick, William J. Mueller & Kim M. Robak, Olsson, Pepsi, Pinnacle Bank, Runza, Joe W. & Ruth K. Seacrest Fund, Tom & Lisa Smith, Talent Plus, Mark H. Tallman and WRK Family Foundation.