LFM participating in fifth annual Give to the Max Day on November 14

ENEWS STORY

published October 31, 2013

Lupus Foundation of Minnesota participating in fifth annual Give to the Max Day on November 14 

The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota is one of the many nonprofit organizations throughout the state that will once again ask Minnesotans to display their record-breaking generosity by donating to their favorite causes online at GiveMN.org during the fifth annual “Give to the Max Day” on Thursday, November 14.

Beginning on Friday, November 1, donors may “schedule” their donations for Give to the Max Day.  If you schedule a gift, your donation will automatically be deducted from your credit or debit card at midnight on November 14.

“With hundreds of charities participating in Give to the Max Day, LFM is honored to be the recipient of gifts on that day. It’s another way to give and to support a cause that is near and dear to you,” said Jennifer Monroe, LFM President. “You’re designating LFM as one of your favorite charities and these funds help us support those you know and love with lupus.”

Money donated to LFM will directly benefit our mission of working towards finding a cure, while supporting those impacted by lupus and promoting a deeper understanding of the disease.” 

“We set single-day records for philanthropic giving in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and want to keep that streak going in 2013,” said Dana Nelson, executive director of GiveMN, which debuted in fall 2009 as a first-of-its-kind giving website and sponsors Give to the Max Day. “This is a day for us to come together as Minnesotans and show our support for the nonprofit organizations and schools that work to strengthen our communities.” 

During last year’s Give to the Max Day, 53,339 people made donations through GiveMN.org. The result: $16.3 million raised for 4,381 Minnesota nonprofits and schools, whose missions range from feeding the hungry to protecting the environment, from teaching young students to promoting the arts. GiveMN hopes to again raise millions of dollars for thousands of nonprofits and schools, showcasing to the world Minnesota’s unparalleled generosity.

2013 Give to the Max Day Incentives
During Give to the Max Day 2013, the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota will be eligible for prize grants in the form of hourly Golden Tickets – hourly drawings to add $1,000 to a donor’s gift, randomly selected from donors who gave during each hour of the event.

About the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
Founded in 1976, the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016, working for four decades in Minnesota to realize our vision of a world without lupus.

The organization’s mission is “while working towards finding a cure, we support those impacted by lupus and promote a deeper understanding of the disease.”

As an independent, non-profit charitable organization, we accomplish this by supporting research that seeks to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus as well as to discover its cause and cure, and by providing education, support and service to those impacted by lupus including promoting awareness and understanding of lupus and its impact to the broader community.

About GiveMN
GiveMN is a collaborative nonprofit venture to transform philanthropy in Minnesota by growing charitable giving and moving more of it online. GiveMN is an independent 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. For more information, visit www.GiveMN.org.

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