While we recognize that the Conservatory is not on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 crisis, the Friends of the Conservatory (FOC) wholeheartedly believe that Volunteer Park Conservatory has always and will continue to provide a vital space for contemplation, serenity, community, fostering curiosity and learning that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone. We believe this will play an essential role in helping our community heal and get back to normal in the days ahead of us.
GiveBIG has come at a crucial time. With your help, we hope to be able to recoup some, if not all, of the loss of revenue through this global campaign. Our doors have been closed to the public for one month and counting, and our primary sources of income have ceased to exist. Your donations are our crutch to ensuring programming can continue and our Staff are still with us when we re-open.
Here, we wanted to share a few ways you can help us maximize our fundraising efforts during GiveBIG, which will conclude on May 6. There are some fun prizes in it for you, too!
Your donation through GiveBIG will have double the impact, no matter the amount. Even just $10 is doubled to $20. Want to know how you can triple your donation? Read the next section!
Check out our blog that lists numerous employers, large and small, who participate in some sort of matching program. You can also ask your Supervisor or HR contact and they should be able to direct you in the right direction.
After you donate through GiveBIG, you can report your donation through your employer's matching program. Depending on the specific program, you will potentially be able to triple your donation. Let's say you donate $20. Our Board will match that with $20, and your employer will match that with another $20, making that a $60 donation!
If you want to help but can't donate right now, GiveBIG has provided a platform to allow our supporters to fundraise on behalf of the Friends of the Conservatory. Here's how to start your own campaign:
**GIVEAWAY for P2P participants! For every $25 raised, your name will be entered into the contest to win a VPC logo tote bag, VPC logo mug, VPC sticker, and four guest passes to the Conservatory. Contest ends when GiveBIG ends. We will draw one winning name on May 7, and the winner will be contacted directly from the information provided through your fundraising page.
All inquiries regarding GiveBIG or your donation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to become a matching donor? Send your pledge to the email above by May 4.
Friends of the Conservatory is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization. Tax-ID: 91-1105548. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
GiveBIG Washington is a fundraising event that starts with early giving on April 15 and culminates with a 48-hour public campaign on May 5-May 6.
Through GiveBIG, individuals, businesses, and organizations come together to invest in healing our communities. Support nonprofits providing food, shelter, health, and social services; fighting for a more just world; expanding our horizons through art and learning; and many more valued missions.
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April 21, 2020