Raise the Region 2013

February 28, 2013

FCFP, First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, is holding a fundraiser, Raise the Region 2013, on March 12, 2013. Raise the Region 2013 is a 24-hour online fundraising event.

The donations raised at this fundraiser will go towards local nonprofit organizations in the counties of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union.

“This is the first fundraiser of its kind in the region supported by FCFP. This program is designed to help kickoff the 2013 fundraising efforts of local nonprofits through the generosity of our sponsors and the community at large,” said Jennifer D. Wilson, President and CEO of First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.

Wilson continued, “We are excited to launch a regional event that aligns closely with the mission of the Foundation and the work of our grant making and fundraising efforts.”

Sponsors for the event are Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, Auto Trakk, and Larson Design Group. 160 nonprofit organizations are presently registered for the event. The complete list of registered nonprofits organizations that are participating will be available on the day of the event.

Adam Alexander, Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, discussed his business’ involvement in the fundraiser, “We’ve always done things in the past where we have given to one charitable organization in a year. Raise the Region gives us the opportunity to support a number of local nonprofits in one year by matching the gifts that people at home make to nonprofits through this event.”

To participate in the event, log on to www.raisetheregion.org on March 12, 2013 between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. The minimum donation is $25 and the maximum donation is $10,000. Blaise Alexander Dealerships have committed $125,000 towards matching donations.

For more information about the event visit http://www.fcfpa.org/news/01-24-2013/raise-region-nonprofit-registration... or call 1.866.901.2372

 

 

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania
Raise the Region Giving Day – March 12, 2013

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) has announced a new program for 2013, Raise the Region. FCFP, in partnership with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, will be launching a 24-hour fundraising event on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 that will help the communities of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties support local nonprofit organizations fund raising efforts.
Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships has donated $125,000 that will be used to match a portion of donations made to the 159 preregistered nonprofits. “We’ve always done things in the past where we have given to one charitable organization in a year. Raise the Region gives us the opportunity to support a number of local nonprofits in one year by matching the gifts that people at home make to nonprofits through this event,” said Adam Alexander of Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.
Additional monetary prizes and incentives, sponsored by Auto Trakk and Larson Design Group, will be awarded to participating nonprofits throughout the entire event. Samples of the prizes and incentives include a $5,000 Grand Prize to the nonprofit with the most unique donors, $1,000 Founders Prize to be added to the donation made by the 1,916 donor, $2,500 Checkered Flag Prize to the nonprofit that receives the most gifts between 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm, and $2,500 Passionate Giving Prize sponsored by PNC Bank will be awarded to the nonprofit with the single largest gift during the 24 hour period. For a full list of prizes and incentives visit www.RaiseTheRegion.org.
This is the first fundraiser of its kind in the region supported by FCFP. This program is designed to help kickoff the 2013 fundraising efforts of local nonprofits through the generosity of our sponsors and the community at large. “We are excited to launch a regional event that aligns closely with the mission of the Foundation and the work of our grantmaking and fundraising efforts,” said Jennifer D. Wilson, FCFP President & CEO.
Mark your calendar for March 12 and be a part of Raise the Region. Visit www.RaiseTheRegion.org and select your favorite participating nonprofit to support and your gift will be stretched by the matching contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. Your tax deductible contribution will help make your favorite nonprofits mission possible!
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania works regionally and locally to bring together people, partners and places to grow local giving and investment, strengthen area organizations and results, and take on the critical issues and efforts needed to build vibrant communities and a thriving north central Pennsylvania region.
For more information on the programs and services offered by the Community Foundation, or to learn more about ways to make a difference in your community, contact the Community Foundation office at (866) 901-2372.

 

Follow these important steps be a part of the Raise the Region impact:

  1. Visit www.raisetheregion.org on Tuesday, March 12 from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm from your computer, smartphone or mobile device.
  2. Browse the list of local nonprofit organizations and learn more about the impact they are making on the communities in our region.
  3. Make a donation and your dollars will be stretched by the matching funds from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.
  4. Watch the leaderboard for running totals and additional monetary prizes that will be awarded to nonprofits; sponsored by Auto Trakk & Larson Design Group.
  5. Tell your friends and family to be part of Raise the Region!
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