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Fairfield County’s Giving Day Returns on March 10, 2016 "Give Where You Live" Event is Set to Break Records in Community Giving

Norwalk, CT, November 18, 2015 --( Fairfield County’s Community Foundation announced today that registration is open for the third annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day. Nonprofits may visit to register. New this year-organizations that register by December 16th will be entered into a $1,000 grant drawing.

Fairfield County’s Giving Day encourages individuals, families, companies, clubs and groups to “give where you live” in support of local nonprofits. Bank of America joins the Community Foundation as the event’s champion sponsor for the third year in a row.

Fairfield County’s Giving Day has become a giving phenomenon since it began three years ago. Over $1,000,000 was raised just this past year, in only 24 hours for 386 nonprofits. This represents a 41% increase in donations and 45% increase in nonprofit participation from the previous year. Giving Day 2016 is set to break records and exceed past results.

“The excitement and enthusiasm for Giving Day is contagious,” says the Community Foundation’s President and CEO Juanita T. James. “Now in our third year, we’ve seen more and more community members and nonprofits engage in this incredible day of giving. As the region’s Community Foundation, our goal is to increase local philanthropy and uplift the important programs impacting all of our neighborhoods and neighbors. Giving Day is a fun, effective and inclusive way to help accomplish that goal.”

“Fairfield County Giving Day provides a great opportunity for our community to come together to support over 400 nonprofits in our region,” said Bill Tommins, Southern Connecticut market president, Bank of America. “In 2016, we challenge ourselves to raise even more funds, paving the way for our nonprofits to provide additional impact.”

Anyone with a credit/debit card and Internet access may contribute $10 or more over the 24-hour fundraising marathon. Matching funds and sponsor-contributed cash prizes amplify charitable donations, create friendly competition and build momentum throughout the fundraiser.

Additional information about Fairfield County’s Giving Day may be found at Individuals, businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring Giving Day can learn more at the website or by calling the Community Foundation at 203-750-3200.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards, and has awarded $185 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more information, visit
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