The generosity of donors around the world and in Colorado shone especially brightly on #Giving Tuesday, held November 29, and Colorado Gives Day, held December 6, last year. Almost $50,000 was raised between both giving days to support critical animal health research at Morris Animal Foundation.
Celebrated in the United States on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This year, globally, more than 1,560,000 gifts raised $168 million for charities in nearly 100 countries.
On #GivingTuesday 2016, donors gave 225 gifts raising just over $23,000 to Morris Animal Foundation, a new record for the one-day giving event for the Foundation. #GivingTuesday is a day fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, and we saw lots of sharing on the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study supporters Facebook page, as well as in our @Morris_Animal Twitter feed.
Colorado Gives Day
For the seventh year in a row, Coloradans showed their passion for Colorado nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day, the biggest day of giving in the state! More than 145,000 donations amounted to $33.8 million to power the nonprofit sector. Donations ranged from $10 to over $1,000,000.
Morris Animal Foundation received 170 gifts, raising more than $16,000, an increase over 2015’s Colorado Gives Day fundraising total. The Foundation also will receive a portion of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. In total, for Colorado Gives Day, more than $34.4 million will be distributed to 2,140 nonprofit organizations.
Thank you everyone for your generous support, and for making these two days of philanthropy a success. You are helping us save the lives of animals around the world!