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SVGives - May 6, 2014

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Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is delighted to be participating in Silicon Valley Gives (SVGives) on Tuesday, May 6 and we need your support!

A special program offered by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, SVGives is a 24-hour period dedicated to raising money for your favorite nonprofit organization like NDNU. On that day, every donation made in NDNU’s name will help us potentially earn matching dollars and thousands of dollars in prize money. Only nonprofit organizations in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County may participate in SVGives.

Last month, many of our alumni and friends participated in a scholarship challenge match issued by NDNU benefactor Lorry Lokey during our annual Gala’s Fund-A-Need. We successfully secured the full matching challenge maximum of $50,000, and actually raised a total of $158,580 for our fund-a-need. Thank you to those of you who stepped up and helped us meet this important challenge match!

Through SVGives, we now have the opportunity to once again potentially secure matching dollars from online donations made during the 24-hour program. If you already donated to NDNU this year, we hope you will consider supporting us once again. If you have not, now is the time to support NDNU. Thanks to matching gifts offered throughout the SVGives Program, you can double, or even triple, your support to NDNU by donating during certain hours. A list of matching dollars and times are below. Please make your gift earlier in the hour so that we may be sure to have your gift matched before matching dollars are exhausted.

  • Midnight to 1 am        ($2:$1)
  • 7 am to 8 am               ($1:$1)
  • 8 am to 9 am               ($1:$1)
  • 12 pm to 1 pm             ($1:$1)
  • 6 pm to 7 pm               ($1:$1)
  • 7 pm to 8 pm               ($1:$1)

Every gift counts and every gift matters! In fact, if NDNU has the most donor gifts, we may qualify for a special incentive.

There are many ways you can help NDNU succeed in this one-day giving opportunity!

  • Mark Tuesday, May 6, 2014 on your calendar and make your gift.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to help build the buzz.
  • Spread the word! Email this link to five of your friends and family along with a personal note as to why you believe in NDNU, our mission, and the important work we do as well as why they should join you in making a donation on May 6, 2014.

We encourage you to take action and help NDNU continue to provide a quality educational experience for all our students. Supporters who want to participate but are not available on May 6th can ‘schedule’ their donation ahead of time by visiting our SVGives page and following the 'Donate Now' button.

Please support us on May 6, 2014 by donating online. We will keep you posted on our success and can’t wait to share, and celebrate, the impact of your generosity.

If you have any questions, please contact Manny Nungaray, Executive Director of Development, at 650-508-3442.
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