THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the GiveBIG campaign, to all who donated to SAM, and to The Seattle Foundation for making this incredible day of philanthropy possible.
Generous donors contributed more than $30,000 to SAM on GiveBIG day. These dollars will be stretched even further by The Seattle Foundation’s matching funds. WOW!
Most of these donations will be directed toward SAM’s Annual Fund, which provides general operating support for the museum and supports important parts of our mission, such as educational programming, special exhibitions, free days and suggested admission prices. We also had a few donors indentify projects of specific interest to direct their funds, which is fantastic.
We are very excited that over 50 percent of people who gave to SAM yesterday were first-time donors to the Annual Fund. Increased participation is an important measure of success and GiveBIG was a great way to engage members of our community.
The Seattle Foundation reported that more than 18,800 donations totaling more than $3.5 million were made to nonprofit organizations on June 23 during the GiveBIG challenge. We are amazed and humbled by the community’s generosity and deeply appreciate everyone’s support.