Greater Milwaukee Foundation Match Day

On March 8, the greater Milwaukee area has a chance to come together to support local organizations that provide food and shelter for members of our community who are struggling to meet the daily needs of their families.

Match Day, a special, one-day online event coordinated by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, aims to raise much-needed resources for 19 area nonprofits that serve as a lifeline in our community. This event is unique, as the Foundation will match funds raised on this day, essentially doubling dollars raised from the public.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation will make a total of $675,000 available to match contributions made on Match Day and grow the impact of a donor’s gift. All gifts will be matched proportionately, based on the total amount raised during Match Day by each organization.

Please let us know if you are able to help raise awareness for the event through one or more of the following ways:

  1. Mark Match Day March 8 on your calendar and add this link to donate: matchdaymke.org

  2. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and help build the buzz

  3. Spread the word!

    1. Forward the sample note (below) to family, friends and colleagues along with a personal note as to why you believe in our work, and why they should give on Match Day.

    2. Include information about Match Day in your employee newsletter or bulletin (see sample note below).

    3. Join our Match Day Facebook event and share with your friends so they will receive alerts and reminders about Match Day leading up to March 8.

    4. On Match Day, change your Facebook and Twitter photo to the Match Day logo (attached)

Find out more by visiting www.MatchDayMKE.org and mark your calendar for March 8!

Thank you in advance for your help. Should you have any questions or require anything further, please feel free to contact me or Megan Durbin at Mueller Communications at 414–390–5500.

Sample note to pass along to friends, family and colleagues:

Subject/title:

The needs are basic. So is our request.

Body:

On March 8, the greater Milwaukee area has a chance to come together to support organizations that provide food and shelter for individuals and families who are struggling.

Match Day, a special, one-day online event coordinated by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, aims to leverage community support for 19 area nonprofits that serve as a lifeline in our community.

Help us raise awareness of the continuing need and raise funds for our agency to meet the demand. Please show your support by making a donation online on March 8.

A total of $675,000 is available to match contributions and grow the impact of a donor’s gift. All gifts will be matched proportionately, based on the total amount raised during Match Day by each organization.

Find out more by visiting www.MatchDayMKE.org and mark your calendar for March 8!

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