Grow Green Match Day

By Becky Fitzgerald on April 13, 2018

The 6th Annual Grow Green Match Day on Friday, April 20, is a tremendous opportunity for the Manhattan community and Meadowlark Foundation. On that day, donations made through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to participating nonprofit agencies will receive a 50% match that can be used for their most crucial needs. What a great way to do "more good" for our friends and neighbors!

Our Foundation is joining 52 other local organizations in urging our donors to participate. For our Foundation, Grow Green Match Day is an opportunity to increase our endowment so that we can continue to develop our services and meet the future needs of our campus and community. Please mark your calendars and participate in this wonderful day of giving.

Here’s how the event works: Although gifts of any amount are welcome and encouraged, individual contributions ranging from $25 to $1,000 per organization will receive a local match at $.50 per $1, so a $1,000 gift can receive a $500 local match!

If participation in last April’s event is any indication, our endowed fund will experience a healthy growth spurt. Last year, Meadowlark Foundation received 43 gifts totaling a little more than $12,423. With a match of nearly $5,712 and an hourly prize of $100 won for us by resident Pat Miksch, our Grow Green grand total was $18,235.56. The Foundation’s Board of Directors voted last year to put the matching gift in an invested Meadowlark Foundation anticipating not-for-profit event account benefitting the Good Samaritan Fund.

Gifts may be made by cash, check between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m at event headquarters, located at Colony Square Atrium, 555 Poyntz Ave., or online on April 20 between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. at

Because there are prize incentives for donations made at event headquarters, Meadowlark is providing transportation at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. that day for those who are willing and able to donate in person. Please register in the Blue Book if you’d like a free ride to the event. Refreshments are available at event headquarters for donors.

Donors who attend the event may enter for a chance to win $100 for the participating charity of their choice. (A winner will be chosen every hour from that hour’s donations!)

If you cannot visit event headquarters in person, either on your own or as part of the Meadowlark group, please leave your donation at the Hospitality Desk. Your gift will be submitted for you. The concierges will accept donations beginning through 1 p.m. on April 20. Checks should be made payable to Greater Manhattan Community Foundation and dated 4/20/18 no matter which day they are submitted. Donations are taxdeductible, and gift receipts will be mailed to donors from GMCF.

If you have questions, please contact Becky Fitzgerald, Development Director, at 323-3843. Thank you for considering this opportunity!