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August 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM
Choose the colors you’d like to see shining on the Pacific Science Center’s iconic arches, and which night in August you’d like to see them.
At 9 p.m. tonight, the center opens a month-long “Light Up the Night” event in which donors to the nonprofit science center can say what color light they’d like to see shining on the graceful landmark.
A $250 donation earns the right to choose the colors for one hour; $1,000 gives you the whole evening, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Donors of less than $250 will be entered into weekly drawings to set an evening’s color scheme.
The center is more than halfway toward a $50 million fundraising goal set in 2010.
May 16, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Posted by Jimmy Lovaas
The Seattle Foundation is calling its recent GiveBig fundraising drive an astonishing success, as well it should, having raised more than $11 million in 24-hours.
The group said donations were up more than 50 percent from the previous year’s efforts.
The organization used Twitter and other social media extensively to direct contributors to more than 1,300 different groups profiled on its website. Additionally, $1 million of the donations were matched by corporate sponsors, local philanthropists and The Seattle Foundation itself.
More than 54,000 contributors from 50 states and 39 foreign countries donated money, according to the foundation’s news release. The average gift size was $204.
Reel Grrls, a media and technology-training program for girls ages 9-19, was one of the nonprofits that received donations during the drive. Betsey Brock, director of external relations, said her organization has a small staff and a small budget.
She said the $15,000 they received will help their bottom line.
“But just as valuable is the number of new donors we reach,” Brock said. “I’m floored by how many people who work in nonprofits, who are artists, musicians and dancers, are giving and talking about GiveBig.”
The five organizations receiving the most in gift money were:
- Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest: $220,120
- The Seattle Public Library Foundation: $194,012
- Northwest Harvest/EMM: $176,324
- Edmonds Center for the Arts: $164,321
- The 5th Avenue Theatre: $159,915
September 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM
Seattle firefighters, boots in hand, are out in force in the city today, the last day of their annual Fill-the-Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Last year, the boot campaign in Seattle raised $120,000, putting the effort here in the top 50 of all fire departments nationally, according to the MDA.
Nationwide, the International Association of Fire Fighters collected nearly $28 million for MDA last year.
This is Seattle’s 16th year helping MDA. Firefighters will be fundraising at 30 intersections.
The money supports MDA’s local services and research programs, including a week long summer camp for kids, support groups and local clinics.
MDA is a volunteer health agency working to defeat more than 40 forms of muscular dystrophy, including ALS and related diseases, through research, comprehensive services and professional and public health education. The association maintains clinics for area adults and children affected by neuromuscular diseases at Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center.
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