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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Valley Residents Invited to Donate During The Great Give® on May 5-6

DERBY – The Valley Community Foundation is once again a presenting sponsor of The Great Give®, the annual, online giving event created by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to raise visibility and support for local nonprofits in the region.
The Valley Community Foundation will match gifts made by people who live and/or work in the Valley up to $25,000 on a prorated basis to encourage local giving in and to the nonprofits that serve the 5 towns of: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
To see a video of participating Valley nonprofits and learn how to make an impact on your favorite charitable organizations, visit www.valleyfoundation.org.
“The Great Give is an incredible event and it is certainly something to be excited about,” said Sharon Closius, VCF President & CEO. “This year, we are trying to encourage more organizations to participate and new donors to support their favorite nonprofits, ultimately resulting in more dollars raised.”
Last year, The Valley Community Foundation distributed more than $192,000 to 29 nonprofits located in the Valley towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton thanks to donor support, matching grants and prizes provided through The Great Give® 2014.
These funds were further augmented by grants and prizes provided by VCF donor advised funds.
A list of complete rules, grant prizes and the participating nonprofits in The Great Give® 2015 is online at www.thegreatgive.org. Donors wishing to support their favorite cause or charity can visit giveGreater.org® to find information on local nonprofits, including their mission, governance, programs, financials and community impact. To learn more about how you might be able to support The Great Give® or Valley nonprofits through establishing a permanent endowment, please contact Sharon Closius at sclosius@valleyfoundation.org or 203-751-9162.
For more information about the Valley Community Foundation, please visit at www.valleyfoundation.org, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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