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We look forward to our fourth year participating in Washington County Gives, a 24-hour day of giving on Tuesday, May 2 from midnight to midnight. We invite you to participate and help us reach our goal for the day!

Each year, we designate our Washington County Gives funds for a specific project to directly benefit our students at Grace Academy. This year, the funds will go toward purchasing 30 iPads for our elementary and athletic program use. Our 140+ elementary students currently share one set of 30 iPads for educational purposes and would greatly benefit sharing twice the number of current iPads. Four of the iPads will be designated for our athletic program to maintain cloud-based stat sheets and offer smoother payment options for our concessions. iPads would improve our athletic program by providing a method of instantly updating student athlete statistics and digitally archiving all team records. iPads would also allow credit card payments for gate fees and concession stands, which would increase overall athletic program streams of income.

Our fundraising goal to purchase the iPads is $10,000 through the Washington County Gives 24-hour day of giving and cash prizes. The Washington County Community Foundation has solicited $55,000 in matching funds & $28,000 in prize money, for a total of $83,000 sponsor dollars. All participating nonprofits will receive a pro-rated matching amount based upon the total dollars raised, as compared to the total matching dollars (if we have $55,000 in matching dollars and $550,000 is the total raised, then the match will be 10%; in this example, if you raised $10,000, your match would be $1,000). Prizes awarded throught the day include: 

Most Dollars Raised

  •   Grand Award – $1,500

  •   Second Place Award – $1,000

  •   Third Place Award – $500

  •   Most Dollars Raised – Volunteer Staff: $500

Most Total Donors (Organizations with Paid Staff)

  •   Grand Award – $1,000

  •   Second Place Award – $600

  •   Third Place Award – $400

Most Total Donors (Organizations with Nonpaid Staff)

  •   Grand Award – $1,000

  •   Second Place – $600

  •   Third Place – $400

Golden Tickets: $500 for 12 hours starting at 10 am and ending at 10 pm, awarded to the nonprofit that garners the most individual donors each hour. A nonprofit cannot win more than one Golden Ticket. (Sponsors include: Antietam Cable, Nora Roberts Foundation, Twigg Cycles, BB&T, CNB Bank, Hagerstown Honda & Younger Auto Group)

Additional Awards

  • 2  $1,000 Sponsor Awards Hershey Foundation & God’s Grace Fund

  • 3  $500 Sponsor Awards AC&T, Fletcher Foundation & Pauline Anderson

  • 3 $1,000 Random Prize Awards

  • 1 $500 5th Anniversary Hershey Award (A random drawing for nonprofits who have participated all 5 years)

  • 1 $500 Rookie Award (A random drawing for new nonprofits that have never participated in WCG.)

  • 1 $500 Most Improved (For the returning nonprofit with the largest donor percentage increase.)

  • 1  Impact Award (Random drawing to one nonprofit for a full page ad in the CFWC’s 2017 annual report, Impact.)

  • 2  $500 Awards for 1st $100 Gift & Last $100 Gift

  • 4 $250 Night Owl Prizes from 1:00 am until 5:00 am to the organization that raises the most money each hour (No one organization can win more than one Night Owl Prize.)

  • 2 $500 Donor Prize Awards (Add $500 to the 50th and 500th donations.)


Thank you for considering giving a gift to benefit our students on Tuesday, May 2! 


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