That’s the spirit behind the fun, interactive Give Local Piedmont on May 6, 2014.
The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) is spearheading this online Giving Day as part of the national Give Local America initiative sponsored by the Council on Foundations. Give Local Piedmont is a unique, online giving event providing an opportunity for people who care about the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in 24 hours - starting at midnight on May 6.
Area nonprofits may earn a number of prizes and incentives for participating, including a three percent match on all gifts made to their respective organization on May 6.
Event sponsors include K Art & Design, McKinsey Development, Piedmont Virginian, Piedmont United Way, State Theatre of Culpeper, Union First Market Bank and Xpress Copy & Graphics.
Because it is held in partnership with Community Foundations across the country, Give Local Piedmont is likely to be a part of the largest online fundraising event in history. “This is a great opportunity for everyone in our community to contribute to the greater good,” said Cole Johnson, Executive Director of NPCF. “Every dollar will go further when you give on May 6.”
The Community Foundation is encouraging everyone in the community to be a philanthropist. “A lot of people think you have to be wealthy to give back, but even the smallest donation can make a big difference,”
Give Local Piedmont marks the centennial anniversary of Community Foundations in America. In 1914, the first Community Foundation was founded in Cleveland; now, 100 years later, there are more than 700 community foundations across America and more than 1,400 in the world. NPCF has played an active role in the Piedmont region since 2000.
Area nonprofits may register to participate online at www.givelocalpiedmont.org through Tuesday, March 31.