Centre Gives, a 36-hour online fundraising event, has had its stretch pool doubled, the Centre Foundation announced Friday.
Since 2012, Centre Foundation has provided an annual $100,000 stretch pool, ensuring that donors’ gifts go further during Centre Gives, according to a release from Centre Foundation. In 2016, gifts were stretched an average of 16 percent.
“This year, we’re excited to partner with the Hamer Foundation, which has generously doubled the Centre Gives stretch pool to a total of $200,000,” Molly Kunkel, Centre Foundation’s executive director, said in a release. “The Hamer Foundation’s expansion of the stretch pool embodies the spirit of Centre Gives — a generous community that comes together in support of our local resources, neighbors and organizational assets. It is a truly generous and visionary gift that all Centre County residents will be able to enjoy.”
Centre Gives 2017 will kick off at 8 a.m. May 9 at CentreGives.org.