PRLog - Nov. 8, 2012 - MIAMI -- The Miami Foundation will launch the inaugural Give Miami Day, a unique, online giving event that allows individuals in the community an opportunity to build a greater Miami through philanthropy. On December 12, 2012, the 24-hour, online donation event will ignite Miami to support hundreds of nonprofits making a difference in Miami-Dade County. Nonprofits can create their profile for viewing on GiveMiamiDay.org (http://www.GiveMiamiDay.org)
“This is a distinctive way to introduce people to the important role of nonprofit organizations and help them learn more about how their donation can impact lives in greater Miami,” said Javier A. Soto, president and CEO of The Miami Foundation.
Donors will make charitable gifts to local nonprofits beginning at 12 midnight on December 12, 2012 and ending at 12 midnight on December 13, 2012. Every donation between $25 and $10,000 received through the Give Miami website on that day will have a percentage of it matched by The Miami Foundation.
“Give Miami Day will help us stimulate and grow philanthropy throughout the community,” said Nancy Jones, vice president for development and communications at The Miami Foundation. “Through the Give Miami site, donors can find and give to organizations doing the work they believe is best for Miami-Dade. It’s an easy way to support the causes most important to them.”
The Give Miami Day website provides in-depth information about hundreds of local nonprofits. Organizations featured on the site are able to tell their story – giving people in the community a better understanding of their results and the need for their services. The website connects visitors with like-minded donors who share similar passions. GiveMiamiDay.org provides the transparency donors need to make the kinds of decisions that turn a simple act of giving into a wise investment.
On December 12, any individual or business may visit the website and donate to the nonprofit organization of their choice. All donations must be made with a debit or credit card at GiveMiamiDay.org, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. To participate in Give Miami Day, nonprofit organizations must meet eligibility requirements and create a free profile on GiveMiamiDay.org before 5 p.m., Monday, November 26.
“When people love where they live, they develop strong pride in their community and a positive outlook on its future. In return, the community thrives economically,”
Nonprofits may go to miamifoundation.org/
About The Miami Foundation:
Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation has helped hundreds of people create personal, permanent and powerful legacies by establishing custom, charitable Funds. With foundation expertise, Fundholders have fostered the arts, awarded scholarships, championed diversity, taught kids to read, provided food and shelter for the hungry and homeless, and more. More than $150 million in grants and scholarships has been awarded in the Foundation’s 45-year history. Today, the Foundation is steward to more than $160 million in charitable assets. For more information about The Miami Foundation, visit miamifoundation.org.