Save the Date: Day of Giving on Oct. 4, 2011

Sep 27, 2011 Posted in Newsroom, Press Releases

PITTSBURGH–A third annual community-wide Day of Giving event, hosted by The Pittsburgh Foundation on October 4, 2011 using its PittsburghGives on-line program, will aim to top the $3.3 million raised last year for nonprofit organizations.

More than 600 local charities in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties with profiles on the PittsburghGives site will be eligible to receive contributions from donors which will qualify for equal pro-rated shares of matching funds. The total match pool this year is expected to exceed the $600,000 available in 2010.

Since the launch of PittsburghGives in 2009, the site’s special giving events have pumped $7 million into local nonprofits, many of which have struggled during the aftermath of the recession to meet increased demand with depleted resources.

This year, the 24-hour Day of Giving events will run simultaneously for Allegheny and Westmoreland counties – midnight to midnight on October 4 – but as with 2010, each will have its separate match pool. The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County became part of The Pittsburgh Foundation following completion of its merger in the summer 2010.

To be eligible to receive donor contributions which qualify for matching dollars, nonprofits must be located in and primarily serve communities in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, and all contributions received during the 24-hour giving period will receive an equal pro-rated share of the appropriate match pool.

Mark your calendar for the Day of Giving on October 1.

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