Milwaukee – On March 19, members of the community will come together again to raise funds for 20 nonprofits participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Match Day. The event is designed to raise awareness for basic needs in the greater Milwaukee area.
Thanks to a pool of matching funds contributed by funders including the Brewers Community Foundation, The Ceres Foundation and Meijer, each donation made online on March 19 will be proportionally matched based on the total amount raised. Last year, more than $3 million was raised overall through the event.
“We are excited to bring Match Day back for another day of giving in 2015,” said Ellen M. Gilligan, President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. “In the first three years, more than $7.6 million was raised for organizations in the greater Milwaukee area that serve our neighbors in need. Our participating nonprofits are vital to providing basic needs for so many in our community, and the funds that are raised on this day strengthen their capacity to serve those who need it most.”
Sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the event showcases 20 participating agencies in southeast Wisconsin that meet individuals’ basic food and shelter needs, including:
To create Match Day, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has partnered again with Razoo, the world’s fastest-growing crowdfunding site for causes.
For a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community, during their lifetimes and for future generations. The Foundation consists of more than 1,200 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the charitable causes of their choice. The Foundation also deploys both human and financial resources to address the most critical needs of the community and ensure the vitality of the region.
Started in 1915, the Foundation was one of the first community foundations in the world. With a total asset base of more than $847 million, it is also among the largest.
Match Day is a 24-hour online giving event organized by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation that raises support and awareness for 20 nonprofit organizations in southeastern Wisconsin. Match Day will be held for the fourth time on March 19, 2015. A pool of funds will be available to match online contributions proportionately, based on the total amount raised by each organization on Match Day. To make a donation or learn more visit MatchDayMKE.org.