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Great Give 2015 is Just a Week Away!

Apr 28, 2015 03:15PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) to Host 3rd Annual 24-Hour Online Fundraising Event; 2014 total raised was $675,000 with this year’s goal at $750,000 for 186 Nonprofits

Maryland Live! Casino Returns as Presenting Sponsor of the Great Give for the 3rd consecutive year.

Annapolis, MD, April 27, 2015 - The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) along with presenting sponsor Maryland Live! Casino, will host the Great Give 2015 from 6 PM on May 5 to 6 PM on May 6, 2015. The Great Give is a 24-hour online fundraiser designed to raise funds to support Anne Arundel County nonprofit organizations and to strengthen a “give local” spirit throughout the County. Over the past two years, the Great Give has raised an unprecedented $1.2 million online from thousands of donors for hundreds of local nonprofits. This year, the goal is to raise $750,000 in 24 hours for the186 nonprofit organizations that are participating and serve Anne Arundel County.

During the 24 hours of the Great Give 2015, individuals, families, businesses, and organizations can go online to www.greatgiveaac.org to make a gift to participating charities of their choice. This year, 186 local nonprofits are registered to participate. View the complete list here.

Participating nonprofit organizations will not only receive all donations made to their organization during the 24-hour event but will also be eligible to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. A total of $76,000 will be awarded. A list of Great Give 2015 prize categories can be found here. 

The Great Give is an opportunity for everyone in Anne Arundel County to participate in philanthropy. Every gift, whether its $15 or $15,000 allows local nonprofits to provide vital services in our home community, for all of us,” says Bess Langbein CFAAC executive director. “Together, with our board, media and business partners, donors, volunteers and sponsors, especially Presenting Sponsor Maryland Live! Casino, we have made the Great Give the largest one day fundraising event in Anne Arundel County. We’re encouraging everyone to mark their calendars now to donate online at www.greatgiveaac.org between 6 PM on May 5th and 6 PM on May 6th and to ask their family, friends and colleagues to do the same.”

“Maryland Live! Casino is thrilled to serve as the Presenting Sponsor of the Great Give for the 3rd consecutive year,” said Rob Norton, President and General Manager, Maryland Live! Casino. “Our partnership with CFAAC has provided us with an invaluable opportunity to make a real impact on the community. With one donation, we are able to contribute to over 180 non-profit organizations within Anne Arundel County and make a difference in the lives of so many individuals. Nothing makes us prouder than seeing how our support benefits so many worthwhile groups and programs.”

In addition to presenting sponsor Maryland Live! Casino, this year’s event is supported by Premier Great Giver, Robert Pascal and Awards Sponsor, Greenberg Gibbons/Reliable Foundation. The event is being coordinated via the efforts of a volunteer Steering Committee led by Veronica Tovey and Gene Deems.

For more Great Give 2015 information, contact greatgiveaac@cfaac.org or call 410-280-1102 or visit www.greatgiveaac.org.

About the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) – a nonprofit organization – was founded in 1998 to organize, manage and grow local philanthropy. The mission of CFAAC is to connect people who care to contribute to causes that matter in Anne Arundel County. CFAAC is comprised of more than 80 diverse charitable funds totaling $6 million that embody the diverse philanthropic interests of local individual, corporate and foundation donors. CFAAC awards more than $1.5 million in grants a year to support the work of vital, local nonprofit organizations and programs, and fosters collaborative efforts to solve local problems. CFAAC is proud to organize the Great Give, our community’s only day of giving—a concept that has raised millions of dollars for charities in other parts of our region and around the country.