Thursday, November 19, 2009
Vote for Civic Theatre to receive $25,000
Chase Community Giving is giving away a total of $5,000,000 to local charities. This in itself is not huge news, Chase Bank has a long history of generosity. What is different this time is that they are letting us decide who gets the money. Clicking on the above box will bring you to a website (Within FaceBook) that will allow you to vote for Civic Theatre to be one of the recipients of this money.
As far as I can tell nothing quite like this has happened before. Allowing individuals to help direct giving of a major national corporation instead of a select group of Board Members.
The entire process is a little daunting, more than 500,000 non profits are involved and only a small handful will receive any money. It becomes a little more attainable when one considers that only groups with less than $10 million in annual income are eligible.
Help keep us in the running, voting is painless and quick. After helping Civic Theatre you have an additional 19 votes that you can use to help other non-profit groups.