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CRCF announces 2019 Cattaraugus Gives prizes

by kwindus
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 12:00 pm

With the help of local business sponsors and generous individuals, the 2019 Cattaraugus Gives prize package now totals almost $11,000.

Cattaraugus Gives is a 24-hour online fundraising blitz to be held on Dec. 3, bringing together nonprofits from all over the region in friendly fundraising competition, with the overall goal of creating a more compassionate, giving community.

Confirmed prizes for the 2019 Cattaraugus Gives to date are as follows:

  • The Cutco Corporation Overall Most Donors Top Prize - $2,000 for the organization receiving gifts from the most donors overall during Cattaraugus Gives
  • The Overall Most Donors Second Prize (sponsored by CRCF) - $1,000 for the organization receiving gifts from the second most donors during Cattaraugus Gives
  • The Eager Beaver Prize (sponsored by CRCF) - $500 for the organization receiving gifts from the most donors between 12 and 1 a.m. during Cattaraugus Gives
  • The Early Bird from Bluebird Square Golden Ticket Prize (sponsored by Park Centre Development) – Random $250 drawing of organizations receiving a donation between 6 and 7 a.m.
  • The Breakfast Hour Golden Ticket Prize (sponsored by the Hedley-Brook Agency) - Random $250 drawing of organizations receiving a donation between 7 and 8 a.m.
  • Community Bank’s Bank is Open Hour Prize - $500 for the organization receiving gifts from the most donors between 8 and 9 a.m.
  • CRCF 25 Years of Growing Good Hour Prize – $500 for the organization receiving gifts from the most donors between 9 and 10 a.m. in celebration of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary
  • BWB Morning Golden Ticket Prize (sponsored by Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro P.C) - Random $250 drawing of organizations receiving a donation between 10 and 11 a.m.
  • Morgan Stanley Lunch Meeting Hour Prize (sponsored by the Cornell-Pleakis Group at Morgan Stanley) - $500 for the organization receiving gifts from the most donors between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.
  • Noon Whistle Prize (sponsored by CRCF) – $500 for the organization receiving gifts from the most donors between 12 and 1 p.m
  • Early Afternoon Golden Ticket Prize (sponsored by Dolores Anstaett) – Random $250 drawing of organizations receiving a donation between 1 and 2 p.m.
  • The Responsive Hour Prize (sponsored by CRCF) - $500 for the organization receiving gifts from the most donors between 3 and 4 p.m.
  • Homeward Bound Golden Ticket Prize (sponsored by Howard Hanna Realty) – Random $250 drawing of organizations receiving a donation between 4 and 5 p.m.
  • Olean Area Federal Credit Union After Work Drive-Through Hour Prize - $500 for the organization receiving gifts from most donors between 5 and 6 p.m.
  • The Olean Hour Golden Ticket Prize (sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce) – Random $250 drawing of organizations receiving a donation between 6:04 and 7:04 p.m., in honor of the year of Olean’s founding in 1804
  • Prime Time Prize (sponsored by CRCF) – $500 for the organization receiving gifts from the most donors between 7 and 8 p.m.
  • Seneca Resorts & Casinos High Roller Hour Prize $500 for the organization receiving gifts from the most donors between 8 and 9 p.m.
  • Trusted Donor Hour Prize (sponsored by CRCF) – Random $250 drawing of organizations receiving a donation between 10 and 11 p.m.
  • Big Donor Prize (sponsored by CRCF) - $750 for the organization receiving the most gifts of $100 or more
  • Social Media Champion Prize (sponsored by CRCF) – $250 for the organization with the most creative social media campaign, judged by the CRCF marketing committee

Additionally, CRCF will be drawing a $250 prize for organizations registered for Cattaraugus Gives by Nov. 8.

All prizes are subject to change. Offline donations will count only towards the overall prizes for most donors and the Big Donor Prize. Offline donations will not count towards any time-based prizes. Organizations can receive a maximum of two prizes. If an organization is chosen initially as a winner of more than two prizes, the organization will receive the two prizes with the highest dollar amounts.

According to CRCF Executive Director Karen Niemic Buchheit, CRCF decided to turn to philanthropic partners in the community to bolster the important Cattaraugus Gives program and support its growth in 2019 as a stand-alone program as NY Gives is not taking place.

“We see the importance a giving day plays in a community not just in terms of raising money, but also in creating a more compassionate, giving place,” said Buchheit. “We are so grateful that so many businesses and individuals have graciously taken up the calling to foster the future growth of Cattaraugus Gives.”

Any businesses or individuals who would still like to join in sponsoring Cattaraugus Gives can contact the foundation at [email protected] or 716-301-2723. Any changes to the prize list will be reflected at cattaraugusgives.org/prizes.

To learn more about how to support Cattaraugus Gives, visit cattaraugusgives.org.

For 25 years, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation has been the area’s supportive, responsive and trusted community foundation. Established in 1994, CRCF is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email [email protected], or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).