Give Carthage Day raises $71,502

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Give Carthage Day,Tuesday, May 7, and the one-day online giving campaign raised $71,502.

Day of giving supports 14 Carthage nonprofit agencies

On May 7, Carthage Community Foundation (CCF) hosted Give Carthage Day, and the one-day online giving campaign raised $71,502 to support 14 nonprofit organizations serving the Carthage community. Give Carthage Day participants included:

  • artCentral
  • Art Feeds
  • Bright Futures Carthage
  • Carthage Area United Way 
  • Carthage Council on the Arts
  • Carthage Crisis Center
  • Carthage Family Literacy Council
  • Carthage Historic Preservation 
  • Fair Acres Family YMCA
  • Kellogg Lake Nature Center & Preserve 
  • Powers Museum
  • RISE Coalition
  • Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre
  • Vision Carthage

All participating nonprofits had the chance to earn a $500 match made possible by the Marsh Family Foundation, and all raised enough funds to receive that match. Additionally, prizes were available throughout the day to support their fundraising efforts. Those winners included:

  • Early Bird Award Sponsored by Leggett & Platt – Bright Futures Carthage
  • Luck of the Draw Awards Sponsored by Jordan CPA Services & Col. 3:17 Fund – Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre & Carthage Crisis Center
  • Lunch Rush Award Sponsored by Edward Jones Carthage – Kellogg Lake Nature Center & Preserve
  • Home Stretch Award Sponsored by Leggett & Platt – Carthage Area United Way
  • Finale Drawing Award Sponsored by CCF – artCentral
  • Spirit Award Sponsored & Chosen by Revel Boutique – artCentral & Bright Futures Carthage
  • Most Money Raised – Carthage Historic Preservation
  • Second Most Money Raised – artCentral
  • Third Most Money Raised – Kellogg Lake Nature Center & Preserve
  • Most Donors Award – Bright Futures Carthage

CCF Board President Danny Lambeth explains, “CCF was pleased to provide our nonprofit agency partners with this platform to raise critical funds to enhance the work they do in our community.” CCF Foundation Coordinator Heather Collier added, “We are so thankful to our sponsors and the donors who gave to the nonprofits to help make this day of giving a great one for Carthage.” Give Carthage Day, along with a $20,000 spring grant opportunity to be presented next week, is part of CCF’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. CCF has proudly served Carthage since May 24, 2019 and has granted/distributed more than $6.7 million back into the community to support nonprofits and projects which enhance the lives of residents today, and for generations to come.

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