Lincoln’s 11th annual giving day is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th. Coordinated by the Lincoln Community Foundation, Give to Lincoln Day is an online event encouraging donations to support the local nonprofits and causes people care about. A record total of 480 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 many generous sponsors including Presenting Sponsor, West Gate Bank.
Last year’s event raised nearly $8 million for 456 local nonprofits. The event has raised more than $40 million for local nonprofits in its 10-year history.
“On Give to Lincoln Day, anyone and everyone can be a philanthropist,” said LCF President, Alec Gorynski. “Lincoln’s one big day of giving represents what makes our community special – neighbors coming together year after year to break records and support the nonprofits that add so much to our quality of life.”
Donors may search nonprofits and give online at GiveToLincoln.com. Donations must be made before 11:59 p.m. on May 26 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 18. Donors may also drop off donations between May 1 and May 26 at all Lincoln West Gate Bank branches via the lobby or the commercial drop drawers.
On May 26, donation totals can be viewed throughout the day at GiveToLincoln.com.
Match Sponsors include: West Gate Bank (Presenting Sponsor), ABC Electric, Assurity Life Insurance Company, Bill and Marilyn Cintani, Cornhusker Bank, Davis Design, The family of Alfred A. Duteau, Bob and Jan FitzSimmons, HBE Becker Meyer Love LLP, KidGlov, Mail Management Services, Inc., William J. Mueller & Kim M. Robak, Olsson, Pepsi Cola of Lincoln, Pinnacle Bank, Runza National, Joe W. and Ruth K. Seacrest Fund, Tom and Lisa Smith, Talent Plus Inc., Mark H. Tallman, Bill and Mae Whitmer Family Fund and WRK Family Foundation.