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Utah’s Largest Day Of Giving To Take Place Tomorrow

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Love UT Give UT aims to raise over $1.6 million for Utah nonprofits and schools on the state’s fourth annual 24-hour day of giving

On Thursday, March 31st, Utahns will come together to support nonprofit organizations and schools that strengthen and enrich our communities.

“Love UT Give UT continues to grow year after year. Last year Love UT Give UT raised $1,231,521 in unrestricted dollars for 497 charities in just 24 hours. We know the impact can be even greater this year,” said Alex Eaton, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Utah. “Utahns are the most generous people in the nation. Together we can reach our goal of raising $1.6 million this year for the 458 participating charities and schools across Utah,” Eaton added.

Love UT Give UT demonstrates that everyone can be a philanthropist and contribute 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 join together for a day of giving using an online platform, www.loveUTgiveUT.org.

The platform helps connect donors with causes and makes it easy for individuals to search for the organizations and issues that are important to them. Love UT Give UT helps nonprofits and schools showcase their work, introducing them to new audiences. Last year, 22% of all donors were new to the causes they supported, crucial to the sustainability of our region’s nonprofits.

Love UT Give UT multiplies the impact of individual donations in several ways. Many employers use Love UT Give UT to match employee donations to their favorite nonprofits, and corporations take the opportunity to support the organizations they care about with matching grants. Additionally, Love UT Give UT’s “leaderboard prizes” totaling $84,000 reward the nonprofits with the highest number of unique donors amongst organizations of similar size.

To celebrate our state’s collective generosity, numerous nonprofits across Utah will be hosting Love UT Give UT events throughout the day on Thursday, March 31st that are open to the public and media. For a complete list of events please email the Community Foundation of Utah at info@utahcf.org.

About Love UT Give UT

Love UT Give UT is a 24-hour online day of giving administered by the Community Foundation of Utah. Since it was first held in 2013, Love UT Give UT has raised nearly $3 million for hundreds of Utah nonprofits, and continues to grow each year. 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 the Community Foundation of Utah at info@utahcf.org.

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