Van Wert County Unleashes Generosity for #GivingTuesday 2020
#GivingTuesday was December 1 and it’s known as a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to unleash generosity worldwide.
The Van Wert County Foundation celebrated giving by matching donations (up to $10,000 per fund) made to participating VWCF Charitable Organization Endowment Funds on #GivingTuesday. Individuals and businesses donated to one or multiple funds, essentially doubling the gift with the match. Those who gave to The Van Wert County Foundation’s #GivingTuesday initiative donated online and in the office.
Donors showed up in a big way this year to support the 11 participating non-profits. The initiative was a huge success with a total endowed amount of $176,290.85 with VWCF match – an increase of $77,482.85 over last year’s amount of $98,808.00.
Plans for #GivingTuesday 2021 (November 30, 2021) is already in the works. Save the Date!