06/08/2020 02:18 PM
Generosity made greater.
The volatility and uncertainty of the past few weeks has left many of us in a tailspin. For many nonprofit organizations resources are depleted, fundraising events have been cancelled and future donations are in question. Now, more than ever, we understand the need for that "rainy day" nest egg that helps to weather the storms of life. A permanent endowment fund can be an important tool in creating that critical safety net and a reliable source of income.
Rally Cowley Match Monday on June 15, holds an incredible opportunity for area nonprofit organizations to grow that reserve. On that day, Legacy Regional Community Foundation will match donations made to the endowment fund of eligible nonprofits organizations. Eligible organizations could potentially receive a $3,000 match.
On Match Monday, every dollar given to eligible local nonprofit endowments at Legacy will be matched by funds from a local pool, making every gift go further. The 2020 Match Monday pool is $15,000, provided by Legacy Foundation.
When you choose to give to an eligible nonprofit organization (or multiple organizations) on Match Monday, that gift will be matched from the $15,000 pool proportionate to the total amount raised in 24 hours on June 15. A charity can earn up to 20 percent ($3,000) of the pool if contributions to that organization on June 15 equals 20 percent or more of the total amount raised with 50% of the match going to their endowment and 50% distributed now for their operating needs.
Donations will be accepted at Legacy, 1216 Main in Winfield, between 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. or online anytime from midnight to midnight on June 15. Because donations will be accepted both virtually and in-person, people from all over the world will be able to give to our regional nonprofits in an easy, safe and fun way through Legacy’s online portal.
Everyone can be a philanthropist. Large and small gifts will combine for a significant impact. Legacy, A Regional Community Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the impact of philanthropy in the region. Legacy works so diligently in building endowments to create a stronger, healthier and more prosperous region.
Match Monday is a unique opportunity to grow nonprofit endowments exponentially, so that organizations can enrich people and programs for even greater impact, for years to come.