Orange County Community Foundation Super-Charges Local Giving with Second Annual IHeartOC Giving Day

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ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SUPER-CHARGES LOCAL GIVING WITH SECOND ANNUAL IHEARTOC GIVING DAY

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 20, 2016 – The second annual iheartoc Giving Daypowered by the Orange County Community Foundationwill run from 6 a.m. April 27 through noon, April 28.

The goal of the countywide day of giving is to inspire residents and businesses to show their love for local nonprofits by donating to their favorite charities or causes via iheartoc.org.

“The goal is simple: we want to inspire giving – especially among first-time donors – and raise awareness for exemplary local nonprofits serving our community,” said Shelley Hoss, OCCF president. “We learned during our inaugural Giving Day that every contribution, no matter the amount, makes a collective impact for good. We expect a combination of hard work, trusted partnerships and enthusiastic outreach to result in another record breaking iheartoc Giving Day.”

OCCF challenged Orange County residents to “give where their heart lives” during the inaugural

iheartoc Giving Day in 2015, raising more than $1.8 million through 6,000 gifts to 347 participating nonprofits in just 30 hours. OCCF aims to exceed those results in 2016, drawing at least 8,000 gifts during its second campaign. And with 415 nonprofit organizations participating this year, Orange County donors will have plenty of opportunities to support the causes closest to their hearts. 

Show Your Love to OC Nonprofits
iheartoc Giving Day will utilize an online platform with searchable profiles of participating nonprofits at iheartoc.org. From any smartphone, tablet or PC donors can make tax-deductible contributions to their favorite nonprofit during the 30-hour online giving marathon.

Contributions made during iheartoc Giving Day will be leveraged by $500,000 in bonus awards and prizes. A live leaderboard on iheartoc.org will show a running tally of funds raised throughout the event so donors can keep tabs on their favorite organizations.

And as a new feature this year, OCCF has added the ability for nonprofits to highlight challenge drives in addition to the bonus and prize pool on their fundraising pages at iheartoc.org. The feature will allow organizations to call out matching gifts offered by individual donor(s), families or a board member to extend the impact of contributions on Giving Day even further. For example, one of CASA for Children’s board members  has offered to match every dollar contributed to CASA on Giving Day up to a total of $100,000. Talk about leverage!

Community Partners Help Rally Support
An A-list of Orange County businesses have signed up as iheartoc community partners, including returning sponsors Angels BaseballCox CommunicationsThe Irvine CompanyOrange County Business JournalDisneyland Resort, and PBS SoCal. New community partners this year include Orange County Registergreer’s OC, and Modern Luxury Orange County, as well as many individual and family donors. Training sponsors include Julie Holt Consulting, PIMCO FoundationReveille Inc. and Tiger Woods Foundation. View the full list of community partners here

To learn more about iheartoc Giving Day, visit iheartoc.org or follow #iheartoc on social media to track activities.

About Orange County Community Foundation
Founded in 1989, the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) works with donors, strengthens the local nonprofit sector and works to find solutions to community needs. Since its inception, OCCF has awarded $360 million in grants and scholarships and ranks among the top 10 percent in asset size among more than 750 U.S. community foundations. For more information, please go to oc-cf.org or call 949-553-4202. Be a part of the conversation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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