GiveBIG May 6, 2014

GiveBig - May 6, 2014

Whitman College joins others for once-a-year STRETCH supported by The Seattle Foundation

Stretch your gift to Whitman College by donating during GiveBIG day on May 6, 2014. GiveBIG puts extra power behind your gift by matching it with funds from a stretch pool contributed by The Seattle Foundation.

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The Seattle Foundation is a group committed to making the greater Seattle community a vital and healthy place to live through its thoughtful support of local and regional non-profits. Founded in 1946, the Seattle Foundation is one of the nation's largest community foundations with total assets of nearly $600 million.

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How to give on GiveBIG Tuesday

On May 6, 2014, make your gift via the GiveBIG online giving form. To qualify for a match, your GiveBIG gift must be made via this online form and paid for with a credit card.

The more dollars given to Whitman through this program, the greater the stretch amount. The full amount of gifts, PLUS the stretch amount, goes directly to Whitman College. All gifts up to $5,000 per donor, per organization, will quality for the stretch amount and will be fully tax-deductible. For details, click here.

Every donor will be entered to win a $100 Starbucks Gift Card!

Donors participating in GiveBIG will be entered into a random drawing to win a $100 gift card courtesy of GiveBIG lead sponsor, Starbucks, and a pair of round-trip air tickets, courtesy of Alaska Airlines. Also, if you win the random drawing, The Seattle Foundation will give an additional $1000 to Whitman College. For more information, click here.

Where does the money go?

All gifts to Whitman College through the GiveBIG event benefit the college's Annual Fund as unrestricted contributions. Alumni and parent donors who give through GiveBIG will be credited for having made a gift counting toward class or parent participation.

Unrestricted gifts to Whitman College help to support dedicated faculty, scholarships, Penrose Library, and programs such as health and counseling services in the Welty Center.

The Success of GiveBIG

In 2013, over $46,000 was raised from 194 donors during the one-day GiveBIG event. Those funds went on to help students who never would have imagined that a high-quality, private liberal arts education would be an option for them. With this year's alumni and parent participation in GiveBIG, students stand to benefit again with donors' increased participation.