Giving is Gorges 2018
Posted By Ryan Cleare
Giving is Gorges 2018 Celebrates Small But Mighty Nonprofits

Giving is Gorges 2018

On June 1, 2018, from midnight to midnight, Giving is Gorges brought in almost $90,000 from 968 donors to 67 participating nonprofit organizations.

The day was presented and powered by GiveGab, with support from the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, Association of Fundraising Professionals – Finger Lakes Chapter, and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce.

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Giving is Gorges 2018 Results

Giving is Gorges Leaderboards

Throughout the 24 hours, participating nonprofits with the Most Raised and Most Donors were displayed and updated in real-time on the Giving is Gorges Leaderboards.

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Leaderboards for Giving is Gorges 2018

Topping the Leaderboards for having the Most Raised and the Most Donors was Food Bank of the Southern Tier!

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Giving profile for Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Giving is Gorges Prizes

Giving is Gorges Prizes included various “power hours” to accelerate giving throughout the day, like the Lunch Break Power Hour, awarded to the organization with the most unique donors between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Congratulations to the SPCA of Tompkins County and all the other prize winners this year!

Giving is Gorges & The Ithaca Festival

This year’s Giving is Gorges was held in tandem with the Ithaca Festival, a local celebration held in downtown Ithaca each year.

Temperatures fourteen degrees above the historic average and a rainy forecast scattered with thunderstorms didn’t inhibit the generous people of Ithaca and surrounding areas from showing up for their favorite organizations.

It didn’t stop team GiveGab either!  We set up a table for Giving is Gorges during the Ithaca Festival to help promote the day with flyers and button-makers.   

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Team GiveGab tabling for Giving is Gorges during the Ithaca Festival

We also had the pleasure of interviewing a few of the participating nonprofits about what Giving is Gorges means for their organizations, and here is what they had to say:

Congratulations to everyone involved in this amazing day! We’re excited for what 2019 will bring for Giving is Gorges!

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