Maryland is “Most Generous State” on #GivingTuesday 2014!
By Allison Albert, Membership and Marketing Director, Maryland Nonprofits
Maryland Raises over $9 Million
Thank you to the individuals, families, businesses, foundations, and nonprofits in Maryland who generously contributed your time and money on #GivingTuesday 2014.
As of Friday, December 5, 2014, Maryland Nonprofits is proud to report that Marylanders donated over $9 million to nonprofits. You made this the most successful #GivingTuesday EVER. We’ve proven that Maryland DOES Give More. Marylanders should be proud of these awe-inspiring numbers:
The grand total for dollars raised in Maryland is $9,009,244.68. That’s approximately 20% of the estimated $45.7 million raised nationally.
Volunteers donated a total of 7,311 hours.
Over 310 nonprofits from every county in the state participated in the #MarylandGivesMore campaign.
“We are inspired by the way Marylanders came together to strengthen our communities and advance our quality of life,” said Maryland Nonprofits Acting President & CEO, Heather Iliff. “We all benefit from the critical work of nonprofit organizations that save lives, advocate for those without a voice, educate children and adults, enrich us through the arts, protect our environment, and promote justice.”
Henry Timms, #GivingTuesday Founder and Executive Director of the 92nd Street Y, offered a congratulatory message, “Maryland came together in an inspiring statewide show of generosity. We look to successes like Maryland as examples of how cities and states, large and small, can rally a generous community around a bigger goal.”
Spearheading the #MarylandGivesMore campaign in 2014, Maryland Nonprofits is honored to serve our members and the entire nonprofit community in Maryland. We are truly humbled by the final results.
#MarylandGivesMore is supported by a committed group of partners, including:
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG)
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Maryland Chapter
Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle
The Center for Community Technology Services (CCTS)
Connelly & Assoc.
Maryland Municipal League
Network for Good
The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County
What Works Studio
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County
Zest Social Media Solutions
More information can be found online at www.MarylandGivesMore.com.
Allison Albert, Maryland Nonprofits, 443.438.2346, firstname.lastname@example.org
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