Anyone can be a philanthropist during online giving day
“One way to help these organizations weather the storm are donations through the upcoming ‘Give Local Piedmont’ campaign sponsored by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation,” said NPCF’s executive director, Jane Bowling-Wilson. “Since many organizations have canceled or postponed their fundraising events due to social distancing, the online GLP program Tuesday, May 5 provides the perfect opportunity for donors to support their favorite local charities.”
GLP began six years ago and has steadily increased the number and amount of donations to nonprofits in the community foundation’s four-county service area (Rappahannock, Fauquier, Culpeper and Madison). The 2019 edition of GLP netted $860,000 in 5,888 donations targeted to 177 nonprofits.
GLP provides generous matches and prizes to organizations that raise the most money. One of the awards recognizes legendary Rappahannock philanthropist Linda R. Dietel, with a prize of $1,000 to the Rappahannock nonprofit which shows the greatest gain in the number of donations this year compared to last. “Rappahannock citizens are among the most generous, and we hope they’ll step up again during this difficult time. Even a small contribution of $10 could qualify a nonprofit for a generous award,” Bowling-Wilson said.
There are 39 nonprofits serving Rappahannock County signed up for the program which runs online through May 5. Donors can make contributions at givelocalpiedmont.org