Community Foundation to Host Giving Tuesday Event

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 Daviess County Community Foundation will host their second annual 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 $25,000 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/Daviess or at the office location, 320 East Main Street in Washington from 8:30 to 4 pm.

Local organizations with funds at the Foundation include:

  1. Agriinstitute Institute
  2. Barn Youth Center in Odon
  3. Barr Reeve Scholarship Foundation
  4. Camp Illiana
  5. Catholic Education Endowment
  6. Christ United Methodist Church Youth Group
  7. Compassionate Friends Memorial at Eastside Park
  8. Daviess Community Hospital Foundation
  9. Daviess County Family YMCA
  10. Daviess County Historical Society Museum
  11. Daviess County Right to Life
  12. Elnora/Elmore Township Volunteer Fire Department
  13. FFA of North Daviess Schools
  14. First Baptist Church Youth Group
  15. Four Rivers Rehabilitation Resources
  16. Friends for Animals Daviess County
  17. Habitat for Humanity Daviess County
  18. Ketcham Memorial
  19. Leadership Daviess County
  20. North Daviess Schools Scholarship Program
  21. Parkview Village Christian Care
  22. Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
  23. Pregnancy Care Center
  24. Psi Iota Xi Sorority – Washington (Charitable Work)
  25. Red Cross Services in Daviess County
  26. Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County
  27. Southwest Indiana Power House
  28. St John Cemetery (Loogootee)
  29. St Martin and St Rose Cemeteries (Loogootee)
  30. United Way of Daviess County
  31. Washington Carnegie Library
  32. Washington Catholic Schools
  33. Washington Community Schools Foundation
  34. Washington Community Schools Foundation Athletic Department
  35. Washington Community Schools Foundation College Scholarship
  36. Washington Little League
  37. Washington Parks and Recreation
  38. Washington Soccer Federation

To qualify for the matching dollars, gifts must be received on November 28, 2017. Gifts may be made online at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Daviess or at the office location, 320 East Main Street in Washington from 8:30 to 4 pm.