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Arizona Gives Day Tally North of $1.34 Million; Fundraising Continues Through 11:59 p.m. Tonight

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Alliance) and Arizona Grantmakers Forum (AGF) are pleased to announce that as of 9:30 p.m., an estimated 13,000 people have donated $1,346,028 to nearly 1,000 nonprofits across the state through the Arizona Gives Day movement, bettering the 2013 grand total of $1,019,650 raised with more than two hours to go.  

Presented by FirstBank, Arizona Gives Day is a 24-hour online initiative encouraging Arizonans to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits from all over the state. Arizonans can go online at www.azgives.org until 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT and pledge their financial support to the nonprofit of their choice.   

Any 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization in Arizona was eligible to participate in the program. FirstBank committed incentive funding, which will be shared with the nonprofits that meet certain milestones throughout the 24-hour period for such things as most donors in an hour, most donors overall, etc.

Arizona Gives Day received additional financial and in-kind support from a variety of organizations throughout the state including:

  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • Arizona Republic/AZCentral/12News
  • AZ Family
  • BHHS Legacy Foundation
  • Clear Channel Media Entertainment
  • Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
  • Cox Communications
  • Eight – KAET PBS
  • FirstBank
  • Flinn Foundation
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation
  • HAPI
  • Hickey Family Foundation
  • HMA Public Relations
  • Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
  • St. Luke’s Health Initiatives
  • The Thunderbirds
  • Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

For answers to the most frequently asked questions about Arizona Gives Day, as well as additional information on the 2013 inaugural effort, please visit http://bit.ly/1kHLHJb.

Social Media Links:

Hashtag: #azgives

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGivesDay

Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/azgives

 

Media Contacts:

HMA Public Relations, 602-957-8881

Rachel Brockway, 602-561-1707 or rbrockway@hmapr.com

Alison Bailin Batz, 602-318-3775 or abailin@hmapr.com

Kelly Potts, 520-904-4780 or kpotts@hmapr.com

Abbie S. Fink, 602-903-8502 or afink@hmapr.com