Fairfield County’s Giving Day is Just A Few Days Away – On March 1st, Over 430 Nonprofits Will Appeal To Your Generosity

By Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

(Norwalk, Conn.) In just a few days, Fairfield County’s Giving Day, the region’s biggest and most exciting philanthropic event that unites the community while making a difference in the lives of our neighbors will take place. At midnight on March 1st, more than 430 nonprofits will be reaching out throughout the region seeking to boost their funds, create awareness about the amazing work they do and compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.

Giving Day, celebrating its fifth year, has become the annual opportunity when a donation of as little as $10 can benefit nonprofits across the region. Fairfield County nonprofits provide a safety net for our most vulnerable residents, increase access to housing and educational opportunities for youth and adults, enrich Fairfield County with arts and culture and much more.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, with champion supporter Bank of America and a host of partners and sponsors are Giving Day’sdriving forces. “We’re proud of our ongoing partnership with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and are thrilled to help bring Fairfield County Giving Day to life for a fifth time,” said Bill Tommins, Southern Connecticut market president, Bank of America. “This 24-hour giving marathon has evolved into a remarkable annual effort, in which we come together as a community to celebrate and support the nonprofits that make Fairfield County a great place to live and work.”

The excitement of Giving Day begins on March 1st at midnight. Individuals can go to FCGives.org and make a donation of $10 or more to the nonprofit or cause close to their heart. What’s truly amazing about Giving Day is that it’s an opportunity for every one of us to do something good for our community and our neighbors.

As a result of the community’s enthusiasm and generosity over the past four years, Fairfield County Giving Day has raised over $4.5 million for more than 600 nonprofits “We are set to make a terrific impact on March 1st for the people and places served by our important nonprofit sector and we hope you join us!” states Juanita James, CEO and President, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. She continues, “Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for every resident to thrive. Giving Day is one special day when we all unite for a greater good. We are honored to partner with community members, nonprofit organizations and businesses that are philanthropic, socially conscious champions. Remember, together we thrive!”

Bank of America’s commitment and the dedication of Giving Day’s partners helps to power the success of Giving Day. Champion sponsors include Media Partners– Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Moffly Media, Star 99.9 and 95.9 Fox, Barrett Outdoor Communications, News12 Connecticut; Whole Foods; Sacred Heart University Master of Public Administration; Neuberger Berman; Webster Private Bank; BlumShapiro; Cummings & Lockwood LLC; Day Pitney; First County Bank; RZH Advisors; Brewport; Nikki Glekas Events and Chelsea Piers Connecticut.

With over $100,000 in prizes at stake, everyone is encouraged to visit FCGives.org again and again to help his or her favorite nonprofit win and win BIG. Starting at midnight on March 1st go to FCGives.org.

Fairfield County, get ready to “give where you live”! Your gift – whatever the size – will help nonprofits.

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About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards and has awarded over $212 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together community organizers, business experts and philanthropists to solve our region’s challenges. Our goal is to create a vital and inclusive community, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. fccfoundation.org