Thank you for taking part in Give Big Gallatin Valley 2016!
Wow. Yesterday was an adventure! To say the least, Give Big Gallatin Valley did not go as anticipated. As our day began yesterday, the national giving day platform hosted by Kimbia, crashed across the nation. Giving days all over the country from Seattle to Pittsburgh were halted due to the online challenges.
Despite these obstacles, our community came together with resilence, creativity and generosity. The Bozeman Area Community Foundation and incredible volunteers jumped into action and setup a method to accept gifts of check/cash, provided a call center at Foundant Technologies to accept phone donations and provided the Bozeman Area Community Foundation's website for online gifts.
While many donors and nonprofits felt the frustrations of the online platform, many stories of success were shared with us. Nonprofits who doubled their goal, met new donors who cared about their work and community members who gave for the first time in their lives! Yesterday, success was not measured in dollars but in acts of kindness, grace and generosity.
We appreciate your patience while our dedicated volunteers are working around the clock to tabulate many, many gifts by hand and issue any refunds necessary. We hope to have final numbers for Give Big Gallatin Valley 2016 by the end of this week.
Thank you again for joining us in this unique effort. Above all, we are grateful to our very generous sponsors listed below. It took a village to make this community event possible - and each one of them represents true community partners in philanthropy. Please support these local businesses!
We would also like to sincerely thank:
- Our steering committee for their leadership: EJ Porth, Anjie Mikesell, Chantel Schieffer, Kara Gallinger, Heather Collins, Nicole Ziegler, Juliane McLean
- Our Kids Give Big committee: Kris Taylor, Eva Skidmore, Nicole Ziegler and Rebecca Soule
- Our BACF Intern Nicole Orth
- Lena Haines who did all of our fantastic graphic design work
- Tim Lockie who managed our IT
- and Katie Coyle who managed much of our social media, Give Big Boot Camps and behind the scenes work!
Thank you for giving BIG for our community on May 3rd!
The Bozeman Area Community Foundation - "Connecting people who care to causes that matter"
Give Big Sponsors
Thank you to our generous sponsors who made this event possible!
Pillar of the Community
Donor Lounge Hosts