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    2014 Arizona Gives Day Raises $1,392,292 in 24 Hours for Statewide Nonprofits; April 9: The Day Our State United to Build a Better Tomorrow

    The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum, along with presenting sponsor FirstBank, are pleased to announce that the 2014 Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online initiative encouraging Arizona residents to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits, raised $1,392,292 (up from $1,019,650 last year) for the nearly 1,000 registered organizations statewide, a 36% increase. In total, 13,856 unique donors took the time to make 18,080 total donations in support of this statewide initiative.

    “Our state rallied again this year and demonstrated what tremendous power individual donors can have for our state’s nonprofit community,” said Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits. “Whether they had a favorite cause or not, Arizonans rose up and explored the many missions of our participating nonprofits and helped show our state’s generosity to the world.”

    Thanks to a financial commitment FirstBank and other incentive-prize sponsors, Arizona Gives Day encouraged competitions throughout the course of the day that allowed nonprofits, who reached certain milestones – to receive additional funding. Those winning these incentive contests will be gifted prizes from $1,000 to $18,000 in additional funds, which will be verified within the next 60 days.

    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

    According to Marissa Theisen, president and CEO of the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, “Gives Day initiatives across the country continue to see success and provide much-needed financial support to countless nonprofit organizations. Arizonans have much to be proud of in our second year.”

    About the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits:
    The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is a statewide nonprofit membership association of, by and for Arizona’s nonprofits with a mission to enhance the well-being of the people and communities in the state by serving, supporting, protecting and promoting Arizona’s nonprofit sector. For more information, visit www.ArizonaNonprofits.org.

    About Arizona Grantmakers Forum:
    Arizona Grantmakers Forum AGF is a regional association that provides educational resources, research and networking opportunities for grantmakers in Arizona. Member organizations make financial grants to non-profit organizations throughout the state and represent the interests of private foundations, trusts, endowed community foundations, corporations, government agencies and individuals with organized charitable gift programs. To learn more, visit http://www.arizonagrantmakersforum.org/.

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