The North Dakota FFA Foundation will participate in Giving Hearts Day on February 14 with the goal of raising $50,000 for programming and educational opportunities for FFA members across North Dakota.
Giving Hearts Day is the largest 24-hour giving event in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota in which over 400 nonprofit organizations participate. Last year, over 28,000 individual donors raised $13.1 million for the participating nonprofits. In 2018, the ND FFA Foundation raised over $30,000 – the largest single day of fundraising in the organization’s history.
For 2019, the ND FFA Foundation has raised their fundraising goal to $50,000. Each year, nonprofits are required to find at least $4,000 in match donations to participate. This year, match donations of over $9,000 for the ND FFA Foundation have been pledged; meaning the first $9,000 donated on February 14 will be matched to create over $18,000 for the ND FFA.
“Giving Hearts Day is an incredibly important day for our organization and something we look forward to every year,” says Tamra Maddock, Executive Director of the ND FFA Foundation. “As a nonprofit, it is the generosity of our donors and supporters that allows us to provide the opportunities and programming the FFA is so proud of.”
The funds raised on Giving Hearts Day will directly benefit over 80 schools and more than 5,700 active North Dakota FFA Members in the form of college scholarships, grants for student projects, stipends for travel to conventions across the nation, providing FFA jackets for members and more.
If you are interested in making a Giving Hearts Day donation to nonprofit organizations like the ND FFA Foundation, visit GivingHeartsDay.org on February 14. If you are interested in becoming a 2019 Match Donor or would like to meet those who have pledged, contact Tamra Maddock at [email protected] or click here.