Minnesotans ignited a national philanthropic movement with the launch of the first “Give to the Max Day” in 2009. On Nov. 13, they’ll have their sixth annual opportunity to prove their record-breaking generosity by contributing to their favorite nonprofit organizations and schools.
During last year’s Give to the Max Day, 52,000 donors logged on to GiveMN.org. The result: $17 million was raised for 20,000 Minnesota nonprofit organizations, whose missions range from feeding the hungry, to protecting the environment, to promoting the arts. GiveMN’s hopes are high for another great showing in 2014.
Since launching in 2009, donors have given more than $50 million to over 6,700 nonprofit organizations on GiveMN.org. Meanwhile, other states and organizations have adopted the “Give to the Max Day” concept, having seen its success in connecting donors with charities.
“We are excited to be a part of this giving holiday as Minnesotan’s show their support for the nonprofit institutions that work within our communities.” said Kristyn Wicht, Community Relations/Development at Johnson Memorial Foundation “As a small, nonprofit, organization we have found their online tools to be an effective method for our donors.”
GiveMN offers several incentives to encourage nonprofit organizations, schools and donors to participate in Give to the Max Day. One donor to a nonprofit and one donor to a K-12 public school will be randomly selected to have $1,000 added to their donations each hour, as well as two $10,000 Super-sized Golden Tickets that will be awarded at the end of the event – one for a nonprofit donor and one for a K-12 public school donor. The more donations the JM Foundation receives the more chances they earn to win!
To make donating even easier, starting November 1 you can log in to www.givemn.org and set up a donation to take place on November 13 on Give to the Max Day. We encourage everyone to visit www.givemn.org and donate to the JM Foundation and other local nonprofits.
The Johnson Memorial Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization that encourages people to remember JMHS in their trusts, wills, estate planning, and memorials. Contributions made through the Foundation are tax-deductible charitable donations. Past projects include the north wing of the care center, care center elevator, and clinic and digital x-ray equipment. For more information on the Johnson Memorial Foundation or Give to the Max Day, please contact Melissa Anderson at 320-769-4393.