Match Day Coverage

Match Day checks distributed

The Mecosta County Community Foundation distributed checks Wednesday, February 3 for the matching funds to nonprofits and endowed funds that participated in Match Day 2015 in November. More than $900,000 was donated by community members. This year’s match was about 38¢ on the dollar for endowments and about 1¢ on the dollar for nonprofits.

February 4th, 2016|Match Day Coverage|

Late $100,000 gift bumps Match Day total to nearly $900,000

By Jim Crees, Pioneer
Published Nov. 12
Used with permission
BIG RAPIDS — As members of fundraising organizations and groups left the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center following the close of the 2015 Match Day, Mecosta County Community Foundation staff and technical supporters stayed behind much later to wrap up figuring and cross-referencing the numbers.
And then, […]

November 12th, 2015|Match Day Coverage|

Photos from Match Day 2015

Thanks Mecosta County for supporting our community! Match Day 2015 raised nearly $900,000…all of which will stay right here in our community!

Photos by Justin McKee, Pioneer.

November 12th, 2015|Match Day Coverage|

Match Day raises nearly $800,000 in one day

By Jim Crees, Pioneer
Published Nov. 11
Used with permission
BIG RAPIDS — Match Day is a big day in Mecosta County.
A busy day for some folks. A beneficial day for many organizations. A great day for the entire community.

As members of some of the 66 organizations and groups taking part in Match Day 2015 scrambled to get […]

November 11th, 2015|Match Day Coverage|

2015 Match Day Announcement

The Mecosta County Community Foundation invites you to attend our Match Day 2015 announcement day on Wednesday, September 16. The announcement will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Big Rapids.

We will provide packets of information on that day with additional information and forms to register for the event.

Thanks and we […]

August 14th, 2015|Match Day Coverage|

Match Day check presentation set for January 20

The Match Day check presentation date is Tuesday, January 20th at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn. Your match money, your veterans match and any prize money that you may have won will be presented to your organization on this day.

Please plan on attending. We would appreciate you letting us know if someone will not be there to represent […]

A community member’s perspective on Match Day

By Pauline Wolak
Originally published in the Pioneer
I can say I was there. At 5:48 on a Tuesday evening in November, history was made. History and more than $1 million.
I live in what is arguably one of the poorest counties in the state of Michigan. Mecosta County, with a population of just over 42,000, is 571 square […]

December 18th, 2014|Match Day Coverage|

Match Day total announced

By Candy Allan
Pioneer, Reprinted with Permission

BIG RAPIDS — Themed “Miracle in Mecosta County,” Match Day 2014 aimed to raise $1 million in seven hours.

The extended community did just that.

Organized by the Mecosta County Community Foundation, the one-day event brought in an unofficial total of $1,014,000 for nonprofits and endowments in Mecosta County. This sum […]

December 18th, 2014|Match Day Coverage|

FSU students produce Match Day video

Students from Ferris State University’s Television and Digital Media Production program put together this great video on Match Day. Check it out and please share!

October 28th, 2014|Match Day Coverage|

Match Day 2014

Mark your calendar to attend a preliminary meeting to learn how your non-profit organization team can participate in Match Day 2014!

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    Pioneer: Mecosta County Community Foundation presents matched funds

Pioneer: Mecosta County Community Foundation presents matched funds

By Miranda Robers, Pioneer
Reprinted with permission

MECOSTA COUNTY – On Nov. 19, more than 60 nonprofits and 60 endowment funds filled the convention floor at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Big Rapids for Match Day 2013, which raised $898,228.

On Tuesday, the Mecosta County Community Foundation awarded each organization with matched funds from the $75,000 match pool. […]

January 15th, 2014|Match Day Coverage|

Match Day official totals released, checks presented

This year’s Match Day was the largest so far bringing in $898,262 in a single day on November 19th, 2013. The combined efforts of our non-profit partners, the MCCF endowed funds, and our generous Mecosta County community truly lived up to this year’s theme of “Knocking it out of the park!”

Match Day checks were […]

January 15th, 2014|Match Day Coverage|

Match Day 2013 raises $885,000

BIG RAPIDS – Match Day 2013 was a grand slam for local nonprofit organizations and endowment funds, with unofficial donations totaling $885,000. In 2010, Match Day raised $253,000 for area nonprofits, followed by more than $425,000 in 2011. Last year, it brought in more than $638,000.
November 26th, 2013|Match Day Coverage|

Match Day 2013 unofficial results

Match Day 2013 was a home run for local nonprofits and endowments, with an unofficial total of $885,000 raised. Official results will be posted soon.

November 26th, 2013|Match Day Coverage|

2012 Match Day funds released

By Jonathan Eppley
Big Rapids Pioneer
Used with permission

BIG RAPIDS — Representatives from area nonprofit organizations gathered on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center to accept their portion of the funds raised during Match Day 2012. The one-day event generated $638,424 for the 116 participating nonprofits and endowment funds.

Members of the Mecosta County […]

January 24th, 2013|Match Day Coverage|