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May 4, 2020

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation and Lumpkin Family Foundation Partner to Host #GivingTuesdayNow Campaign for Area Nonprofits

Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation and Lumpkin Family Foundation are responding to meet the needs of area nonprofit organizations by hosting a #GivingTuesdayNow campaign on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The Community Foundation has created online fundraising pages for area organizations and Lumpkin Family Foundation is offering a $25,000 match to be shared with organizations partnering with the Community Foundation. Donations received between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5 will be eligible for the match (while funds are available).

“Many of our nonprofits are feeling the effects of the COIVID-19 outbreak. Some have canceled fundraisers and others are experiencing an increased demand for their services. We are excited to offer the use of our online fundraising platform to organizations in our region to boost their fundraising activities,” comments Amanda Lessley, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation. “This #GivingTuesdayNow partnership is a great opportunity to support area organizations in the midst of this crisis, and we appreciate the continued support and generosity of Lumpkin Family Foundation in our efforts.” She adds, “The Community Foundation is not charging an administrative fee for this campaign. We are offering the use of the platform as well as training from communication administrator, Audra Clodfelter, and accounting services from Connie Lilly at no cost to the participating organization.”

The following organizations are participating in the #GivingTuesdayNow partnership:

To donate on May 5, visit and click on the organization’s logo.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled December 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

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