GOLDEN BELT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BECOMES #GIVINGTUESDAY PARTNER
Plans include giving day to build local endowments, matching funds
(Great Bend, Kansas) We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.
Golden Belt Community Foundation has become a partner of #GivingTuesday, a philanthropic movement focused on celebrating a new tradition of generosity. OnÂ Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Hoping to channel the generous holiday spirit, the Golden Belt Community Foundation will host an in-person giving day to build local non-profit and community endowments. Over 35 organizations in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties have signed up to participate in the GBCF’s Giving Tuesday campaign called “Give Where You Live”. Individuals, families, and businesses are encouraged to donate in-person at the following locations in each county:
Endowments are a forward-thinking and sustainable tool to support local philanthropy where the principal is invested and the earnings are used to further a charitable purpose or support a charitable organization. Organizations establish endowment funds to permanently support their operations and programs.
“We know that endowment is a great way to work toward long-term sustainability of our local charitable organizations, so that they will be around to serve the next generation in the Golden Belt area,” said Christy Tustin, Executive Director, Golden Belt Community Foundation.
Your gift will mean even more to local organizations because the GBCF has raised a matching pool of $30,000 and will proportionally match gifts to participating endowment funds only on Giving Tuesday. The matching funds will be awarded on a pro-rata basis depending on the total amount of gifts received on December 2nd. Additionally, special incentive grants are available to the organization that receives the most gifts to their endowment fund and to the organization that has the most unique donors give to its endowment fund.
With over $14.7 million in total assets, the Golden Belt Community Foundation has been assisting donors with their charitable giving goals and working with area non-profit agencies since 1996 in an effort to build better and stronger communities in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties. For more information about Give Where You Live or about the Golden Belt Community Foundation contact Christy Tustin, Executive Director at (620) 792-3000 or visit www.goldenbeltcf.org.
What is #GivingTuesday exactly? It’s a global movement during the holidays dedicated to charitable giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping. The goal of #GivingTuesday is to encourage people everywhere including retailers, charities, online organizations, community centers, individuals and families to come together with one common purpose — to help others and incentivize ways to give more, give smarter, and celebrate the great American spirit of generosity through charitable contributions and volunteerism. Learn more at www.givingtuesday.org.