Announcing Hudson Valley Gives a regional day of giving sponsored by the Dyson Foundation

Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and the Mid Hudson Valley Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals are excited to announce the regional day of giving – Hudson Valley Gives. This 24-hour online fundraising event on May 18th provides nonprofit organizations the opportunity to reach thousands of new potential donors and boost their visibility exponentially through the power of social media, print/broadcast marketing materials and word of mouth. As the lead sponsor, Dyson Foundation has contributed funds for prizes and matching donations which will be offered throughout the day to encourage donors to give generously to their favorite local charities and causes.

“As we strive to further build a community of philanthropy in the region, we look forward to this opportunity to celebrate and further our missions together,” explained Elizabeth Rowley, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

Nonprofit organizations can continue to sign up for Hudson Valley gives and learn more about this effort and how it can benefit your fundraising results for the year through a series of webinars on April 21, April 26, and May 4. Visit www.hvgives.org to register today!

“We hope through this focused day of giving on May 18th that our Mid-Hudson Valley community will learn about and be supportive of the participating charities,” remarked Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.  

Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in or serving the Hudson Valley as well as charitable funds at community foundations may participate. Search for your organization by name or EIN on www.hvgives.org.

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About Hudson Valley Gives
This 24-hour online event on May 18th gives organizations the opportunity to reach thousands of new potential donors and provides the type of visibility that only a community-wide effort of this type can generate.  Prizes and matching donations will be offered all day long as an incentive to donors to give generously. www.hvgives.org

About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:
The Foundation has significantly increased local charitable funds and empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our region with the creation of more than 230 funds that will provide grants and scholarships forever! Since 1999, the Foundation has been an effective steward of the community’s charitable resources and has been a leader in the administration of scholarships, and grant making for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and beyond effectively connecting people who care with causes that matter. www.cfosny.org

About United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region's mission is to build a stronger, healthier community by developing resources and partnerships that make a measurable difference in people’s lives. We believe that education, income and health are the building blocks for a successful life. In collaboration with every sector of our community, including nonprofit organizations, businesses, government, schools, civic and volunteer organizations, United Way works to address the most critical needs facing our neighbors in the Hudson Valley. In 2014-15, charitable contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations to United Way’s Community Fund supported nonprofit partners in delivering services to more than 101,000 residents of Dutchess and Orange Counties. For more information, go to www.uwdor.org.