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The Great Give

Help support birds and the places they need, as Audubon Connecticut participates in a 36-hour online giving event hosted by The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven

Your giving will make a greater impact on May 5 and 6!

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5 through Wednesday, May 6 at 8 p.m. Audubon Connecticut has the opportunity to raise much-needed funds to support our work that is critical to bird and habitat conservation and education. We need your help to continue to take on the challenges that affect birds, the environment, and local people!

It’s not just what you give, it’s when you give too! During this 36-hour giving event, we have an opportunity to be awarded additional funds based on when you give.

  • Matching Incentive Prize (8 a.m. May 5 thru 8 p.m. May 6) - The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is providing a matching pool of $100,000. All donations made during The Great Give® 2020 through 8 p.m. on May 6 will receive a prorated portion of a $100,000 match pool based on the number of unique donors. (As an example, if the match pool is $100,000 and there are a total of 14,000 donors, then each organization would receive $7.14 for each unique donor.)
  • Golden Tickets (throughout the event) - $500 each will be added to a randomly chosen gift periodically during the event.

Tuesday, May 5

  • 8 - 9 a.m. Early Birds Prize - $1,000 each to four organizations randomly drawn from those that receive at least one gift between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on May 5.
  • 12 - 2 p.m. Lunch Hour Prizes - Two prizes ($1,000 and $500) awarded to organizations randomly drawn from those that receive at least one gift between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on May 5.
  • 5 - 7 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour Prizes - Two prizes ($2,000 and $500) awarded to organizations randomly drawn from those that receive at least one gift between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 5.

Wednesday, May 6

  • 12 a.m. Midnight Snack Prize - $500 added to the gift made closest to 12 a.m. on May 6.
  • 2 - 4 a.m. Insomnia Prize - $1,000 awarded to an organization randomly drawn from those that receive at least one gift between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on May 6.
  • 8 - 9 a.m. Early Birds Prize - 1,000 each to four organizations randomly drawn from those that receive at least one gift between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on May 6.
  • 12 - 2 p.m. Lunch Hour Prizes - Two prizes ($2,000 and $500) awarded to organizations randomly drawn from those that receive at least one gift between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on May 6.
  • 5 - 7 p.m. Last Call Happy Hour Prizes - Two prizes ($1,000 and $500) awarded to organizations randomly drawn from those that receive at least one gift between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 6.

Ready to give now? Advance giving is now open. Advance gifts count toward match calculations, but are not counted toward hourly prize incentives that take place on May 5 and 6. Your donation of any kind will make a difference.

Thank you for your support and shared dedication to nature!

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ABOUT: The Great Give® is the eleventh major community-wide giving event benefiting Greater New Haven's nonprofits and occurring over an intense 36 hours each May. The Great Give® was created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven through its online resource known as giveGreater.org® to strengthen nonprofits serving Greater New Haven by advancing knowledge about their work and increasing giving to their organizations. Nearly $10 Million has been raised since The Great Give® began.

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