The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) along with presenting sponsor Maryland Live! Casino, will host the Great Give 2015 from 6 PM on May 5 to 6 PM on May 6, 2015. The Great Give is a 24-hour online fundraiser designed to raise funds to support Anne Arundel County nonprofit organizations and to strengthen a “give local” spirit throughout the County. Over the past two years, the Great Give has raised an unprecedented $1.2 million online from thousands of donors for hundreds of local nonprofits. This year, the goal is to raise $750,000 in 24 hours for the186 nonprofit organizations that are participating and serve Anne Arundel County.
During the 24 hours of the Great Give 2015, individuals, families, businesses, and organizations can go online to www.greatgiveaac.org to make a gift to participating charities of their choice. This year, 186 local nonprofits are registered to participate. View the complete list here.
Participating nonprofit organizations will not only receive all donations made to their organization during the 24-hour event but will also be eligible to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. A total of $76,000 will be awarded. A list of Great Give 2015 prize categories can be found here.
The Great Give is an opportunity for everyone in Anne Arundel County to participate in philanthropy. Every gift, whether its $15 or $15,000 allows local nonprofits to provide vital services in our home community, for all of us,” says Bess Langbein CFAAC executive director. “Together, with our board, media and business partners, donors, volunteers and sponsors, especially Presenting Sponsor Maryland Live! Casino, we have made the Great Give the largest one day fundraising event in Anne Arundel County. We’re encouraging everyone to mark their calendars now to donate online at www.greatgiveaac.org between 6 PM on May 5th and 6 PM on May 6th and to ask their family, friends and colleagues to do the same.”
“Maryland Live! Casino is thrilled to serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the Great Give for the 3rd consecutive year,” said Rob Norton, President and General Manager, Maryland Live! Casino. “Our partnership with CFAAC has provided us with an invaluable opportunity to make a real impact on the community. With one donation, we are able to contribute to over 180 non-profit organizations within Anne Arundel County and make a difference in the lives of so many individuals. Nothing makes us prouder than seeing how our support benefits so many worthwhile groups and programs.”
In addition to presenting sponsor Maryland Live! Casino, this year’s event is supported by Premier Great Giver, Robert Pascal and Awards Sponsor, Greenberg Gibbons/Reliable Foundation. The event is being coordinated via the efforts of a volunteer Steering Committee led by Veronica Tovey and Gene Deems.