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Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree Breaks Records

(12/1) On November 9 the 2017 Giving Spree raised $565,145.45 from 599 donors to support 71 nonprofits.

More than 1,000 people converged on the Gettysburg Area Middle School for the purpose of supporting the nonprofits that make Adams County a great place to live, work, and visit. "Our Giving Spree creates excitement, provides an opportunity to introduce charitable giving to those new to philanthropy, and gives families the opportunity to give together," said Lisa Donohoe, Director of Community Programs with the Adams County Community Foundation. Excitement was definitely in the air at the Gettysburg Area Middle School. This year saw more participation by younger generations than ever before. A main attraction was the decorated piggy banks on each nonprofit’s table. Everybody who came through the door received a golden coin and got to select from the 71 participating nonprofits which one they wanted to support. The coins were redeemed for $10 each thanks to a generous donor.

Other donations on November 9, both at the event and online, were matched by $25,000 in sponsorships from ACCF’s Thomas E. & Florence B. Metz Fund and Knouse Foods. The Giving Spree is made possible by the following sponsors: Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust Fund, Biggerstaff’s Catering, Kennie’s Marketplace, First Energy Foundation, Rice Fruit Company, David & Cynthia Salisbury, Sharon Magraw, Fred and Susi Guinn, Emily Rice-Townsend, Bruce Bigelow, APM Building Materials, Hockley& O’Donnell Insurance Agency, Ferrara Kampstra Wealth management, Consolidated Scrap Resource, Destination Gettysburg, Pell Corporation, and media sponsors Gettysburg Times, Community Media, and Trone Outdoor Advertising.

According to Beverly Grazulevicz, one of the ACCF staff who helped plan the event, all the money raised is invested right back in Adams County.

The Adams County Community Foundation works to increase the level of philanthropy in our region by engaging donors and their professional advisors. The Community Foundation accepts contributions year-round to the Fund for Adams County. This fund supports great nonprofits across Adams County.

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