Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF), the 6th annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2019 and promises to be a day of philanthropy that makes you feel great about the community where you live and work. In just 24 hours, nonprofits from Fairfield County’s 23 cities and towns share their stories of impact, create awareness for their missions and raise much needed funding to support their causes.
Fairfield County’s Giving Day was first initiated in 2014 by the Community Foundation to empower the nonprofit community and provide anyone the ability to participate in local philanthropy. Since its inception, nearly $6 million has been raised for 746 nonprofits. In just 24-hours last year, Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2018 raised $1.4 million for 416 nonprofits with 16,593 total gifts from 13,137 individual donors.
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is proud to partner with lead Giving Day sponsor, Bank of America, for the sixth year in a row. Bank of America’s dedication to this campaign and to the community of nonprofits in Fairfield County elevates Fairfield County’s Giving Day and powers its success. Hearst Media Connecticut’s commitment to the community is highlighted by their generosity as Giving Day’s media partner for the third consecutive year. Additional Giving Day media sponsors who have philanthropically helped to spread the significance of Giving Day in the past and will continue to do so include Moffly Media; News12 Connecticut; Star 99.9 and 95.9 The Fox. Giving Day’s Town Square sponsors include Insperity and Webster Private Bank.
All nonprofit organizations throughout the region, large and small, are invited to join in this amazing opportunity to secure donations and increase awareness for their mission. Participants will learn specific steps to take and have access to an online library of resources, including a toolkit, instruction videos and more, to create stories for their Giving Day campaign and beyond. Nonprofit organizations receive training via in-person and online workshops to effectively reach new supporters on Giving Day.