BUCYRUS — For the third year, The Community Foundation for Crawford County held its annual fundraiser on #Giving2sday, a global day of giving. This year it was Nov. 29. The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #Giving2sday is held annually after the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday are used to kick-off the holiday giving season.
#Giving2sday aims to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities.
“This year’s event exceeded all expectations,” explained Lisa Workman, the Foundation’s President. “Donors like knowing that their gift inspired a second one, as our board set aside $25,000 to distribute to our participating funds on a pro-rated basis. So the more a fund raised, the larger piece of that $25,000 pie it received! We are grateful to live in such a generous community!”
The final tally of $110,000 surpassed last year’s event by over $25,000, and when combined with the Foundation Board’s commitment resulted in $135,000 being distributed to good causes in Crawford County.
“This was a record fundraiser for us,” said Justin McMullen, Foundation Board member and Chair of their Development Committee. “Thanks to a gift to the Foundation from Enterprise Holdings Foundation via Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, an additional $500 was added to the top earning fund in one of each of three categories: agency funds, scholarship funds and the school funds. Those winners are the Crawford County Community Concert Association Endowment Fund, the Pry Scholarship Fund, and the Galion Community Education Foundation Fund.”
Next year’s #Giving2sday will be Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.