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The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Alliance) and Arizona Grantmakers Forum (AGF) are pleased to announce that as of 4 a.m., an estimated 1207 people have donated $123,322 to nearly 1,000 nonprofits across the state through the Arizona Gives Day movement.

Presented by FirstBank, Arizona Gives Day is a 24-hour online initiative encouraging Arizonans to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits from all over the state. Arizonans can go online at www.azgives.org until 11:59 p.m. TODAY and pledge their financial support to the nonprofit of their choice. Last year, the initiative raised more than $1 million for Arizona non-profit organizations.

Any 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization in Arizona was eligible to participate in the program. First Bank committed incentive funding, which will be shared with the nonprofits that meet certain milestones throughout the 24-hour period for such things as most donors in an hour, most donors overall, etc.

Arizona Gives Day received additional financial and in-kind support from a variety of organizations throughout the state, including:

Arizona Community FoundationArizona Republic/AZCentral/12NewsAZ FamilyBHHS Legacy FoundationClear Channel Media EntertainmentCommunity Foundation for Southern ArizonaCopperPoint Mutual Insurance CompanyCox CommunicationsEight – KAET PBSFirstBankFlinn FoundationFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold FoundationHAPIHickey Family FoundationHMA Public RelationsNina Mason Pulliam Charitable TrustSt. Luke’s Health InitiativesThe ThunderbirdsVirginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

For answers to the most frequently asked questions about Arizona Gives Day, as well as additional information on the 2013 inaugural effort, please visit http://bit.ly/1kHLHJb.

Social Media:
Hashtag: #azgives
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaGivesDay 
Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/azgives 

Media Contacts:HMA Public Relations, 602-957-8881
Rachel Brockway, 602-561-1707 or rbrockway@hmapr.com
Alison Bailin Batz, 602-318-3775 or abailin@hmapr.com
Kelly Potts, 520-904-4780 or kpotts@hmapr.com
Abbie S. Fink, 602-903-8502 or afink@hmapr.com

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