Thursday, May 1, 2014
Coastal Community Foundation, a grant-making institution dedicated to serving coastal South Carolina, announced that May 6 will serve as the first ever Lowcountry Giving Day. Organized in conjunction with the Council on Foundations and scheduled to coincide with giving days across the country, the event will incentivize donations from the general public on May 6 made through Lowcountrygivingday.org.
“I couldn't be more proud of the Lowcountry nonprofit community and the individuals and companies who will generously incentivize donations on May 6,” said George Stevens, CEO of Coastal Community Foundation. “Everyone has rallied to the cause and worked together to make this a truly historic event.”
On May 6, supporters of nearly 100 participating nonprofits in Charleston and Beaufort will make donations via Lowcountrygivingday.org. Those donations will in turn be amplified by significant donations already earmarked for the event by backing donors.
The total incentive pool for Lowcountry nonprofits – more than $1.5 million – far exceeds the incentive amount for any of the 60-plus participating community foundations across the country.
Lowcountry Giving Day will take place from 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, to 11:59 p.m. that same day. Donations will be accepted throughout the day via www.lowcountrygivingday.org and donors can use the site to view the overall amount of donations.