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Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Update v17-2

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Update v17-2

Fundraising Highlight:

Generous End-of-Year Giving

By Carol Borchert, Director of Communications

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.

#GivingTuesday
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!

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