Donors ‘GiveBIG’ to Issaquah History Museums
May 15, 2012
The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign generated $7.43 million in online contributions for nonprofit organizations May 2, including more than $1,000 for the Issaquah History Museums.
During the 24-hour online event, people made donations to more than 1,100 area nonprofit organizations. The Seattle Foundation “stretched” the gifts by matching a share of every contribution from a pool of funds provided by corporate sponsors, individual contributors and the foundation.
Gifts started coming in at midnight and, overall, donors made more than 37,800 individual online gifts. GiveBIG attracted donations from all 50 states and 23 foreign countries.
“GiveBIG brings together two of our region’s greatest passions — technology and philanthropy — in a way that truly excites and unites the people of King County,” former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, The Seattle Foundation president and CEO, said in a statement. “I have never seen a stronger display of generosity and community spirit than what I witnessed today with GiveBIG.”