The Miami Foundation sets official date for Give Miami Day 2013

Second annual online philanthropy event to build on 2012’s extraordinary success
 

 MIAMI – June 11, 2013  – In a social-network publicized announcement on givemiamiday.org, The Miami Foundation revealed November 20, 2013, as the official date for Give Miami Day 2013. Last year, Give Miami Day made history as the most active day of philanthropic giving in South Florida.  The unique, online giving event provides everyone in the community an opportunity to build a greater Miami through philanthropy. During the 24-hour period between midnight November 20 and midnight November 21, individuals may view online profiles of more than 300 nonprofit organizations serving Miami-Dade County, and make a charitable gift at givemiamiday.org.

“The inaugural Give Miami Day was a demonstration of Miami’s charitable spirit,” said Javier Alberto Soto, president and CEO of The Miami Foundation. “On December 12, 2012, almost 5,000 donors gave more than $1.2 million to 300 organizations building a greater community.  Miamians united in their support of a better community for all, investing in our youth, health care, social services and the arts.”

The Miami Foundation will maximize the community’s generosity by matching a percentage of every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 20 through givemiamiday.org. Donors can search and give to organizations doing the work they believe is best for Miami-Dade, which makes it easy to support the causes most important to them.

“The Miami Foundation,” continued Soto, “together with a thriving and engaged community, will reignite the new, philanthropic Miami to make Give Miami Day 2013 another milestone for our city.”

To participate in Give Miami Day, nonprofit organizations must serve Miami-Dade County and create a free profile on givemiamiday.org. The profile will allow existing and potential donors the opportunity to see the mission, work and impact of each organization. For more information please visit miamifoundation.org/givemiamiday.

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