Give to the Max Day Returns on Nov. 15 to Raise Money for Minnesota
Nonprofit Organizations and Schools – Celebrations Include Local Principals
Riding a Roller Coaster, Puppies Galore and 24 Hours of Comedic Improv
-- November 12, 2012
“Give to the Max Day” returns for its fourth year on Nov. 15 and Minnesotans
will once again be challenged to raise as much money as possible for nonprofit
organizations and schools in 24 hours. GiveMN has raised more than $50 million
for over 6,700 Minnesota nonprofits. The success of Give to the Max Day has
spurred similar fundraising days for states across the country. Give to the
Max Day was created to increase giving to nonprofits across the state.
Donations on Give to the Max Day can be made through GiveMN.org, a charitable
giving website that helps Minnesotans discover, support and engage with
nonprofits and schools.
NEW IN 2012:
*This year, K-12 public schools will join the ranks of organizations that
can benefit from the 24-hour giving fest. GiveMN launched “Schools on
GiveMN,” allowing K-12 public schools to fundraise on the site.
*The community celebration at Mall of America is back with local principals
riding a roller coaster throughout the day to encourage giving, a day-long
webathon hosted by The UpTake and an evening program to celebrate
nonprofit organizations and schools.
*Golden Tickets with $1,000 prize grants are expanded to schools. One
nonprofit and one school donor will be chosen at random every hour during
Give to the Max Day and prize grants will be awarded to the nonprofit or
school to which they donated.
*Two $10,000 “Supersized” Golden Tickets to one nonprofit and one school
donor who gave during Give to the Max Day will be awarded to the nonprofit
or school they donated to, and a $500 prize grant will be awarded to the
“Most Creative Give to the Max Day Fundraising Campaign” at the
Association of Fundraising Professionals Minnesota Chapter National
Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov. 16.
*Mobile donation is available. Minnesotans can use their smartphones and
tablets to access GiveMN.org on any mobile device.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov.
Midnight Give to the Max Day starts at GiveMN.org
Special events at local nonprofits (some
detailed below); Mall of America events include
roller coaster riding principals, The UpTake
livestream “give-a-thon” and a “Celebrate to
the Max” social hour celebration at Stir Crazy.
The event is free to the public, but people
Throughout the MUST register at http://bit.ly/celebrateGTMD.
Day Musical entertainment from Alison Scott, Mayda,
Chris Koza and OSO will follow in the Southeast
Court of the Mall and is open to the general
public, no registration necessary. Throughout
the day, Eyenga Bokamba, local artist, will be
creating 24 canvasses as one to represent 24
hours of giving.
Friday, Nov. 16,
Midnight Give to the Max Day ends
Two $10,000 “Supersized” Golden Tickets awarded
Noon at the Association of Fundraising Professionals
National Philanthropy Day luncheon at
Minneapolis Marriott City Center.
Monday, Nov. 19, Results from Give to the Max Day posted to
*Dana Nelson, executive director of GiveMN, can speak about Give to the Max
Day’s impact to Minnesota.
*Minnesota principals will be taking shifts riding the Pepsi® Orange Streak
at Nickelodeon Universe to celebrate Schools on GiveMN throughout the day
at Mall of America.
*Helping Paws, which trains service dogs, will have a Paws to the Max
community breakfast, training classes, a luncheon and “Yappy Hour” to
reach its goal of raising enough funds for a new litter of service dog
puppies. (7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
*Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will host a puppy playtime
event for patients and therapy dogs, as well as an hourly in-house TV show
from 11 a.m.-noon and hourly segments on generosity to be broadcast on
their hospital livestream.
*HUGE Improv Theater will be performing 24 hours of comedic improv in honor
of Give to the Max Day.
*Circus Juventas will host Cirque-a-thon 2012, an afternoon of activities
that will include special performances, trapeze demonstrations and classes
for all ages.
*Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation will be kicking off Give to the
Max Day with Young Leaders Day, a day-long event honoring young leaders in
the Twin Ports that formally recognizes the importance of young adults and
their contributions to the region.
*Children’s Theatre Company will be running Dr. Seuss Productions to
celebrate Give to the Max Day. The theater will be performing “The Cat in
the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and will be hosting hourly
prize drawings to encourage patrons to make a donation to Give to the Max
Special thanks to our Give to the Max Day sponsors:
Minnesota Community Foundation, The Mosaic Company, The John S. and James
L.Knight Foundation and Youthprise.
GiveMN is a collaborative venture to transform philanthropy in Minnesota by
growing overall giving and moving more of it online. GiveMN is an independent
501(c)(3) organization that is a support organization of the Minnesota
Community Foundation. Many partners shape GiveMN to build upon Minnesota’s
strong tradition of philanthropy, including: 3M, Blandin Foundation, Bush
Foundation, Central Minnesota Community Foundation, Ecolab Foundation, F.R.
Bigelow Foundation, Greater Twin Cities United Way, HealthPartners, Initiative
Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Minneapolis
Foundation, The Mosaic Company, Northland Foundation, Northwest Minnesota
Foundation, Otto Bremer Foundation, The Pentair Foundation, Securian
Foundation, The Saint Paul Foundation, Southern Minnesota Initiative
Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, UCare, West Central Initiative
Foundation, and individual donors from across Minnesota. For more information,
Padilla Speer Beardsley
612-455-1947 / 920-410-4067
651-325-4240 / 612-965-9885
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