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Giving Tuesday 2018

Northeast Michigan Donors Raise Over $156,000 for Local Nonprofits on Giving Tuesday

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Friday, November 30, 2018

WOW, WOW, WOW!! Today we announced to a roomful of excited and passionate nonprofit representatives that over $156,000 was raised on #GivingTuesdayNEMI this week! And the winner of Grant the Giving Tuesday Golden Goose is Thunder Bay Theatre for raising the most in donations this year! (Perhaps cameo appearances in 2019 productions are in order? 😉) Congratulations to ALL, and a very special "THANK YOU" to each and every donor who made the 2018 campaign such a huge success! More →

Thursday, November 29, 2018

And our final giveaway, post Giving Tuesday, goes to a randomly-chosen donor who gave to the Community Foundation's Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle (WGC). Thank you Ann Diamond for your gift! (That's Program Director and WGC cheerleader Julie Wiesen showing off this cute purple bracelet, AND the WGC donor display.) The next time you hear from us, it'll be tomorrow when we announce the final Giving Tuesday totals! #GivingTuesdayNEMI More →

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

We still have a couple of giveaways from Giving Tuesday yesterday! This one is in honor of 2018, and goes to Ken Kreichelt of Alpena for being the donor making a gift at exactly 20:18 (8:18 p.m.)! Thank you for your donation! (That's Finance Director DeeAnn Karos with some sweet smelling, locally made soaps. A good stocking stuffer for someone!) More →

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A HUGE "thank you" to everyone who gave yesterday on #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Each and every gift helped make the day a success for the participating nonprofits. We are working hard at our offices to get the online and walk-in gifts processed and a final total for the day, which will be announced on Friday. Please stay tuned to find out how BIG northeast Michigan turned out for its communities! More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Head on over to www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday! 4 more hours to give back for Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan 2018! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Learning the spirit of giving at a young age - such cute little philanthropists! Thanks TJ Lappan and Henry LeMonds for stopping by our office today to make donations to the Alpena Childcare and Development Center and the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena on #GivingTuesdayNEMI! More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lunch hour giver! Our next giveaway goes to a donor who made a #GivingTuesdayNEMI donation during the noon-1 lunch time. Thank you Scott Hansen for your donation to AuSable Valley Animal Shelter in Grayling! (That's Executive Director Patrick Heraghty showing off a Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan mug full of sweets that's headed your way.) More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

There is still time left to make your gift count for Giving Tuesday! Please share and tell your friends and family about this great opportunity to give back to the place we all love so much! www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Thank you Kelli Ann Kearly for your donation today in support of Boys & Girls Club of Alpena! This "I Love Alpena" sign goes to you for being the first NEW donor to #GivingTuesdayNEMI! (That's program officer Kara showing off this cute piece of wall art.) More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy Giving Tuesday! We love to give too! Our first giveaway of the day goes to the donor making the 4th donation of the day, in honor of the 4th year of #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Thank you for your close-to-midnight donation Arnie Leriche! (That's Executive Assistant Denise McKenna showing off a "Lake Life" deck of cards and Michigan coaster. Perfect for a game of Euchre!) More →

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

TODAY is Giving Tuesday! From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. you can make a gift to any of the 60 nonprofits participating in our #GivingTuesdayNEMI online event! Who will take home the Giving Tuesday Golden Goose?? Visit www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday to make your donation TODAY! Our nonprofits do incredible work and truly need your support. Please consider a donation today, and help us celebrate the giving season! More →

Monday, November 26, 2018

Isn’t he handsome? Isn’t he lovely? Grant, the Giving Tuesday Golden Goose’s 2018-19 residency is up for grabs! Grant will spend the year with the nonprofit that raises the most money TOMORROW, November 27, through the Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan campaign. Be sure to visit www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday tomorrow to support the nonprofits or causes closest to your heart! #givingtuesdaynemi #grantthegoldengoose More →

Monday, November 26, 2018

After a time of sales, deals and shopping, let's break out the philanthropic spirit and GIVE, GIVE, GIVE! Tomorrow you can support one or more of 60 nonprofits participating in #GivingTuesdayNEMI! Let's make November 27 the biggest local day of giving yet! This events starts at midnight at www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday! More →

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The countdown is on! Giving back starts on November 27 at www.cfnem.org! Is your favorite nonprofit participating in Giving Tuesday this year? A favorite cause perhaps? We're 2 days away! #GivingTuesdayNEMI #givingtuesday More →

Saturday, November 24, 2018

We’ve been asked, “Why doesn’t the Community Foundation let itself participate on Giving Tuesday?” Well, this year we are! While our Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle has been included previously, this year we are including the Community Impact Grant Program and the Youth Advisory Councils of CFNEM and each of our affiliate foundations. A donation to the Community Impact Fund for your community helps the Foundation to meet needs in our area as they change year to year, and your donation will make a difference in perpetuity. The same is true of a donation to the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) endowment funds. A donation to any of these will mean more money in grants for youth programs through this incredible program, which teaches young people about philanthropy and the importance of giving back through the grantmaking process. The bottom line? The more money in these funds, the more we can give out in grants, FOREVER, to support hundreds of nonprofits and worthy causes in northeast Michigan. We hope you might consider a donation to one of these funds on Giving Tuesday! More →

Thursday, November 22, 2018

From all your friends at the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan! More →

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

It’s never too early to teach our kids and grandkids the value of giving back. What are the youngsters in YOUR life passionate about? Giving Tuesday is a great way to involve kids in meaningful giving for their community. Providing them with a “giving allowance” for Giving Tuesday, and then letting them choose which nonprofits they want to support is an awesome start in learning to GIVE! #givingtuesdaynemi #teachthemyoung More →

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

For the love of the Straits! Check out these nonprofits in our Straits Area Community Foundation service area of Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City. These organizations are doing great work just south of the bridge, and could really use the support on November 27 through Giving Tuesday! #givingtuesdaynemi Bishop Baraga Catholic School Cheboygan County United Way Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association Indian River Area Library Mackinaw City Area Arts Council Presque Isle District Library Straits Area Community Foundation Community Impact Grant Program Straits Area Youth Advisory Council (SAYAC) Thunder Bay Arts Council & Gallery More →

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Is Crawford, Ogemaw or Oscoda County where your heart loves? Check out these great nonprofits from our North Central Michigan Community Foundation affiliate, all of which can be supported on November 27 through Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan @ cfnem.org! #givingtuesdaynemi AuSable Valley Animal Shelter Crawford Ausable Day Care and Pre School Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center WBRC Educational Support Partnership - ESP Foundation His Love Family Resources Hospice of Helping Hands, Inc. HUMAN Trafficking Community GROUP Lydia's Gate North Central Michigan Youth Advisory Councils (YAC) Ogemaw County Historical Museum Ogemaw County Humane Society More →

Monday, November 19, 2018

We are so proud that 60 nonprofits throughout our nine-county service area will participate in the 4th annual Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan event @ www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday! Check out the list below of Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Presque Isle County organizations, and you’re sure to find something close to your heart to support on November 27! #givingtuesdaynemi Alcona Humane Society Alpena Senior Citizens Center Alpena Childcare and Development Center Alpena County Animal Facility Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library Alpena Gymnastics Art in the Loft Association of Lifelong Learners @ Alpena Community College Besser Museum For Northeast Michigan Boys & Girls Club of Alpena Catholic Human Services / Up North Prevention Children's Advocacy Center of Northeast Michigan Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan Community Impact Grants Elk Country Animal Shelter Friends of Negwegon State Park Friends of Thunder Bay Friends Together Alpena Habitat for Humanity/ReStore Northeast Michigan Hope Shores Alliance Huron Humane Society of Alpena Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council Presque Isle District Library Presque Isle Township Museum Society South Bay Alpena Sunrise Mission Susan Lane Foundation Thunder Bay Arts Council & Gallery Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse Preservation Society Thunder Bay River Center Thunder Bay Theatre More →

Monday, November 19, 2018

Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan...see what it's all about! http://www.cfnem.org/resources/news/community-foundation-to-host-giving-tuesday-event-to-support-northeast-michigan-nonprofits.html More →

Monday, November 19, 2018

Attention to all of our Iosco County followers! Check out these great nonprofits from Iosco County, any and each of which you can support on November 27 through Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan at www.cfnem.org/givingtuesday! #givingtuesdaynemi AuSable Valley Audubon Fish Inc Oscoda Friends of the East Tawas Library Friends of Tawas Point Lighthouse and State Park Iosco County Community Foundation Community Improvement Grant Program Iosco County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Iosco Exploration Trail Pine River Watershed Ascension Foundation Sunrise Side Lifelong Learning Quota International of Iosco County Witz End More →

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Last year, Grant the Golden Goose was unveiled, and now goes each year to the organization that raises the most money on Giving Tuesday. In 2017, the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) took ownership of him. But now, Grant’s residency is up for grabs! Julie Wiesen is set on keeping Grant at the Community Foundation for the WGC, but we know some others who want this goose! (Isn’t he regal?) #handsoffmygoose #givingtuesdaynemi More →

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@CFNEM • Nov 30

WOW, WOW, WOW!! Today we announced to a roomful of excited and passionate nonprofit representatives that over $156,… https://t.co/ms79BUMzCM

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@CFNEM • Nov 24

We’ve been asked, “Why doesn’t the Community Foundation let itself participate on Giving Tuesday?” Well, this year… https://t.co/1ut1JD6fOG

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@CFNEM • Nov 19

Giving Tuesday Northeast Michigan...see what it's all about! https://t.co/GkQnUrvFLV https://t.co/GkQnUrvFLV

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@CFNEM • Nov 17

Last year, we let you know how our local youth overwhelmingly reported that “stress issues” and “mental health” wer… https://t.co/0KihJvM3Eg

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@CFNEM • Nov 8

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@CFNEM • Nov 6

This looks like fun! Kids in our North Central Michigan region were able to experience the great outdoors and learn… https://t.co/pvXuSfjwdP

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@CFNEM • Nov 5

A year ago, we shared the “First Million Goal” by 2020 for the Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle (WGC). 365… https://t.co/y1mAl12hLN

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@CFNEM • Nov 4

Northeastern Michiganders know that our communities have bucket-loads of hidden gems around every corner. Alcona Co… https://t.co/KUcJLDCpeR

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@CFNEM • Nov 2

This story embodies the spirit of philanthropy! These three men - Keith Charters, John Kulhavi and Dennis Fuerst –… https://t.co/PftUc85Fyb

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@CFNEM • Oct 31

As uncomfortable as it is to think about, human trafficking is happening all around us. Kudos to the Human Traffick… https://t.co/gipMmWvdk4

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@CFNEM • Oct 25

Take a closer look at why these Presque Isle lighthouses need our communities' support. https://t.co/DnLTmbunpi https://t.co/DnLTmbunpi

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@CFNEM • Oct 24

The Community Foundation was honored to accept a $15,000 donation yesterday for the establishment of the Presque Is… https://t.co/h7qmHKfpDr

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@CFNEM • Oct 19

Why is the Community Foundation supporting a nonprofit in Grand Rapids? THIS is why. Little Easton Ortiz, of Wolver… https://t.co/PFPZtLAFxA

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@CFNEM • Oct 16

This is a great blog post about the many ways teens in the Alpena area can get involved in their communities, doing… https://t.co/ICVXSCpqyX

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@CFNEM • Oct 10

We want to give heartfelt congratulations to Rob Collier, outgoing president of the Council of Michigan Foundations… https://t.co/mKILcPUvSz

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@CFNEM • Oct 10

How lucky we are to have Northern Michigan's only professional theater in Alpena, and serving all of northeast Mich… https://t.co/juZe4JMLYL

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@CFNEM • Oct 6

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@CFNEM • Oct 4

A really cool downtown Alpena event, minimizing the human footprint, and good chili! The Community Foundation is pr… https://t.co/gG7qbAThLa

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@CFNEM • Oct 3

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing… https://t.co/UyBrdVixRp

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@CFNEM • Oct 2

Being able to come up with solutions to everyday problems is a necessary skill. A new 3D printer purchased through… https://t.co/BA6oX6a8Ju

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