Lexington (September 2016) – The Lexington Community Foundation (LCF) is preparing for its sixth annual Give BIG Lexington campaign scheduled for Thursday, November 10th. This one-day giving event has created an unprecedented impact for this area.
The Give BIG Lexington initiative began in 2011 and was the first giving day hosted in Nebraska. Over the past 5 years, more than $2.0 million has been distributed in the Lexington area through Give BIG Lexington, and more than ninety area organizations have benefited from over 9,000 donations. Support for Give BIG Lexington has been widespread. Donations have been received from 47 different towns in Nebraska, 18 different states and one foreign country.
Give BIG Lexington is part of a larger collective giving strategy to invest in the future of our community. The decision by the Lexington Community Foundation board of directors to continue to offer this initiative is guided by a profound commitment to support initiatives that help our community to thrive.
The giving day structure remains relatively the same as in past years. Give BIG Lexington will be held for 24 hours – from 12:00 a.m. until midnight on Thursday, November 10th. Lexington Community Foundation will increase each donation received that day by a proportional share of a $75,000 incentive match. All fees will be paid by LCF, so 100% of every donation will reach the organizations. Throughout the day, random prizes will be drawn, remote locations will serve as collection centers, and live media coverage will be provided by our media sponsors.
Visit the Give BIG Lexington site (giveBIGlexington.razoo.com) for complete giving day information and rules, including a listing of the participating organizations and their causes. Donations for GBL ’16 can be scheduled anytime – now through November 10th. Any questions should be directed to Lexington Community Foundation 308.324.6704.
On Thursday, November 10th, the front page of the site will be live with leaderboards and media posts.
Special thanks to all of the Lexington Community Foundation 2016 Event Sponsors and to the 2016 Give BIG Lexington media sponsors for their support of the work of the Foundation and particularly the support of Give BIG Lexington 2016.