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Philanthropy Day

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn, 1005 Perry Street, Big Rapids


For Current Participation List


Registration Form:  Online / PDF Download
Event Guidelines: OnlinePDF Download
Log Sheet: PDF Download
Frequently Asked Questions: Online / PDF Download
Presentation: PDF Download / Powerpoint Download
Logo: Image Download

Registration must be completed and returned by Friday, September 30, 2016.

The Mecosta County Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Day (formerly Match Day) event has raised more than $4 million in just 6 years for Mecosta County area non-profit organizations and endowments.

TOSS: Abigail Harrower tosses a ball into one of the buckets in front of the Angels of Action booth at the Match Day 2015 event at the Holiday Inn on Tuesday. (Pioneer photo/Justin McKee)

Philanthropy Day began as “Match Day” in 2010 to help charities who were feeling the revenue pinch during our most recent recession. The foundation, thanks to the generosity of area donors, supplies a “match pool” of funds that are used to match donations to area non-profits during the one day event. Each non-profit group reaches out to their supporters to garner donations during the event, which turns out to be the biggest single day of fundraising in our community each year.

The non-profit groups set up displays during the event, held at the Big Rapids Holiday Inn and Hotel Center, to showcase their programs and to make it easier on Philanthropy Day to take donations.EO2A2553