Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, they launched a global movement that has engaged over 30,000 organizations worldwide. Giving Tuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
On November 28, the Knox County Community Foundation will host their first Giving Tuesday event focused on building permanent endowment funds for their charitable partners. Organizations with permanent endowment funds held at the Foundation have been invited to join in the event. The list of these organizations is below.
The Community Foundation is making $20,000 available to match new gifts to grow the organizations’ endowment funds. Gifts on Giving Tuesday can make a double difference in growing permanent endowment funds for many local organizations.
To qualify for the matching dollars, gifts must be received on November 28, 2017. Gifts may be made online at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Knox or at the office location, 20 N 3rd St, Suite 301 (third floor of the Old National Bank building) from 8:30 to 4 pm.
Local organizations with funds at the Foundation include:
American Cancer Society
Christian Educational Foundation of Vincennes
Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship Program
First Christain Church in Vincennes
First United Methodist Church in Vincennes
Gibault Boys School
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice
Knox County 4-H Association
Knox County Community Foundation
Knox County Department of Parks and Recreation
Knox County Humane Society
Knox County Public Library
Knox County Salvation Army
Knox County Soil & Water Charitable Endeavors
North Knox Scholarship Foundation
Psi Iota Xi- Alpha Omicron Chapter
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vincennes
Sandborn Community Park
Senior Citizens Center of the Vincennes YMCA
South Knox Education Foundation
St. James Episcopal Church in Vincennes
St. Jude’s Research Hospital
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Vincennes
Upper Indiana Presbyterian Church
Vincennes Community Food Pantry
Vincennes Education Foundation
Vincennes Lincoln High School Academic Society
Vincennes Lincoln High School Choir Boosters
Vincennes Rotary Foundation
Vincennes University Community Series
Vincennes University Foundation
YMCA of Vincennes