Foundation Raises Over $55,000 During GiveBIG!
The numbers are in for GiveBIG, and we are very excited about them! At this year’s event (on May 6), 184 donors gave us $37,540! That’s more than triple the number of donors who gave to us last year!
Of this amount, $29,295 was “new money” (i.e. from folks who didn’t give to us in 2013 or gave extra compared to what they gave in 2013), and this means that we secured the full $19,000 in matching funds pledged to us prior to the event by some generous private donors.
This brings our total, so far, to $56,540 (more than double the total for 2013). We haven’t gotten word yet on how much of the GiveBIG “stretch pool” of pro-rated matching funds we will be receiving. It usually takes a few weeks for the Seattle Foundation to let participating non-profits know.
Thank you! Thanks to all our fabulous donors for their support!! Your gifts will help us to sustain and enhance the Arboretum and its environmental education programs in the coming year.
A special thanks to Pat and Marcus Meier, who made $10,000 in matching funds available. Thanks also to three other very generous donors, who together pledged the additional $9,000 in matching funds.