Love UT Give UT aims to raise $2 million for Utah nonprofits and schools on the state’s third annual 24-hour day of giving
Today, March 26, Utahns will again prove their record-breaking generosity by contributing to their favorite nonprofit organizations and schools.
“Utahns are by far the most charitable people in the United States. Last year Love UT Give UT raised an astonishing $1,058,839 for 460 charities in just 24 hours. For 2015, we’re hoping to blow the roof off that record and raise $2 million for 500 charities and schools across Utah,” explained Blair Hodson, Director of Initiatives at the Community Foundation of Utah.
Love UT Give UT’s vision is that everyone contributes to the causes that matter most to them – their school, a favorite charity, or a specific need. It is a day for Utahns of all backgrounds to come together for 24 hours of giving using an online platform, www.loveUTgiveUT.org.
An event will be held all day at the Gallivan Center, where a number of nonprofits and charities will collaborate to raise funds. All media and public are invited to join anytime throughout the day.
WHAT: Love UT Give UT Day of Giving
WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5 a.m. – Midnight
WHERE: Upstairs at the Gallivan Center, 239 S Main St, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Love UT Give UT is raising the fundraising stakes this year. The Community Foundation of Utah will offer incentives to encourage participation for all sizes of organizations, and many agencies up the ante with matching and challenge grants.
Many corporations are encouraging their employees to give through Love UT Give UT, and matching employee donations. “Companies love Love UT Give UT because it is simple, free, fast, and the choice of which charity to support is the employees. Employees appreciate being able to support any cause, organization, or community they wish,” added Hodson.
Love UT Give UT helps nonprofits and schools showcase their work and introduce their organizations to new and potential donors. Last year, more than a third of all donors were new to the causes they supported, crucial to the sustainability of our region’s nonprofits.
www.loveUTgiveUT.org is powered by Razoo, a venture funded social enterprise committed to transforming people’s lives through meaningful giving. Its secure online platform facilitates crowdsourced fundraising, streamlines the donation process and offers a suite of free and easy-to-use fundraising tools that inspire individuals and nonprofits to give and fundraise online.
About the Community Foundation of Utah
The Community Foundation of Utah is a catalyst for philanthropy that is visionary, diverse, and inclusive. For more information, go to www.utahcf.org, call 801.559.3005, or email Community Foundation of Utah Director of Initiatives, Blair Hodson at email@example.com.