09 Nov THE MIAMI FOUNDATION PREPARES FOR 24 HOURS OF NON-STOP GENEROSITY ON GIVE MIAMI DAY

November 15 event prepares to hit another multi-million-dollar goal, benefitting more than 750 Miami-Dade County charities

WHAT:  Will Miami do it again? On Give Miami Day, Miamians will once again try to beat their own record, during one of the biggest annual giving events in the Southeast U.S. Last year, the 24-hour charitable donation campaign raised more than $10.1 million for nearly 700 nonprofit organizations. On Give Miami Day, anyone can make a philanthropic impact by supporting area nonprofit organizations.

Throughout the day, individuals may view online profiles of hundreds of nonprofits serving Miami-Dade County and make a charitable donation directly on givemiamiday.org. The Miami Foundation and its partners, including Knight Foundation and the William R. Watts Foundation, will maximize the community’s generosity by making a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 15 through givemiamiday.org.  A record 758 organizations have registered to participate.

WHEN: Give Miami Day begins at 12 a.m. on November 15 and ends at 12 a.m. on November 16, 2018.

BACKGROUND: Give Miami Day is another way for all Miamians to make a meaningful impact on the causes they care about.  2017 marked the sixth year for the event, held annually on the Thursday before Thanksgiving, which has raised more than $35.7 million for local organizations in every nonprofit sector, from arts and housing to science and technology.  The giving event is led by The Miami Foundation and its partners, Stearns Weaver Miller, Berkowitz Pollack Brant, SEI, Mitchell Wolfson, Sr. Foundation, The William R. Watts Foundation, Knight Foundation, Bank of America and IMPAC Fund.

WEBSITE: GiveMiamiDay.org

CONTACT:  Lisa Mozloom, The M Network, lisa.mozloom@themnetwork.com, 305-528-5341; or Grace Ramos, grace.ramos@themnetwork.com, 305-571-1455.

About The Miami Foundation: The Miami Foundation partners with donors to champion their causes and improve local quality of life. Since 1967, we’ve done this by taking leadership on civic issues, investing in our community and nurturing philanthropy. Thanks to our more than 1,000 donors, we currently manage over $360 million in assets and have made almost $300 million in grants that create opportunities for residents, make Miami-Dade County more resilient and foster home-grown creativity. Learn more at miamifoundation.org.

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