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Friday Deadline for Nonprofits to Register for Raise the Region

By Staff | Feb 25, 2020

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) will host Raise the Region 2020, an event to help local nonprofit organizations fundraising efforts. FCFP, in partnership with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, will be launching a 30-hour fundraising event starting Wednesday, March 11.

Nonprofit participation in Raise the Region is available to 501c3 organizations serving residents in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, or Union Counties. Preregistration is required by Friday, Feb. 28. For nonprofits interested in registering for this event and a complete set of rules, visit www.RaiseTheRegion.org.

Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships has generously donated $150,000 that will be used to stretch every donation made to preregistered nonprofits. Additional monetary prizes and incentives sponsored by Larson Design Group, Subaru, Toyota Motor Corporation, Pennsylvania Skill by Miele Manufacturing, and UPMC will be awarded to participating nonprofits throughout the entire event. This program is designed to help kickoff the 2020 fundraising efforts of local nonprofits through the generosity of our sponsors and the community at large.

In 2019, north central Pennsylvania showed its true spirit of philanthropy by donating $1,540,878.66 to 273 nonprofits. Raise the Region had thousands of donors make over 10,324 gifts. Since starting in 2013, Raise the Region has collectively received $8.8 million in donations for the benefit of local nonprofit organizations.

On March 11 at 6 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 12, the public is encouraged to visit www.RaiseTheRegion.org and select participating nonprofits to support; donations will be stretched by the matching contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. Donations can also help raise additional support for the nonprofits selected by qualifying them for monetary prizes. All gifts are tax deductible and will help make your favorite nonprofits mission possible.

FCFP works to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and the perpetual stewardship of charitable assets.

For more information on the programs and services offered by the Community Foundation, or to learn more about ways to make a difference in your community, contact the Community Foundation office at 570-321-1500.