Donors ‘GiveBIG’ to Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

June 5, 2012

By Staff

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign generated $7.43 million in online contributions for nonprofit organizations May 2, including more than $2,000 for Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery.

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.

FISH garnered $2,270 from 25 donors to benefit conservation and education programs at the hatchery.

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.

Other local organizations participated in the fundraiser, and the Issaquah History Museums received more than $1,000 in donations.

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