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Participate in Giving Tuesday on November 28

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Promise Porter County, a program that helps youth in Porter County dream about their future careers and save for education beyond high school, will participate in Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 28.

Giving Tuesday -- held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving -- is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity.

Promise Porter County has set a goal of raising $10,000 in 24 hours on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Individuals, groups or organizations interested in donating as part of Giving Tuesday can visit to make an online donation.

Moeover, Promise Porter County has a unique opportunity to double the giving power of local supporters on Giving Tuesday. Through the 1:1 Fund, Promise Porter County will receive a dollar-for-dollar match on every donation up to $500 per individual donor. Donations will be used to help local youth open CollegeChoice 529 accounts with an initial $25 deposit and to encourage families to contribute to the accounts by providing matching funds for their own deposits.

Online donations can be made until 7 p.m. Nov. 28 to qualify for the match. You can drop off a check at the Porter County Community Foundation, 1401 Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso. In-person donations need to be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 28 to qualify for the 1:1 Fund match.

“The goal of this new program is to not only encourage, but make it easy for, every family in Porter County with a first grade student to sign up for a CollegeChoice 529 savings account,” said Bill Higbie, president and CEO of the Porter County Community Foundation.

In addition to matches for their savings, youth also experience a visit to a college campus and classroom activities that help them dream about possible careers. Promise Porter County is a partnership between the Valparaiso Family YMCA, the Porter County Community Foundation, all seven county school corporations, and multiple generous donors including Urschel Laboratories, Stewart and Kathryn McMillan, 1st Source Bank, Thorgren Tool and Molding, Valparaiso Mayor’s Ball, Gift of Grain, and Gerri Pigott.

To learn more visit or call Julie Giorgi at (219) 462-4185, ext. 267.



Posted 11/24/2017




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