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What is #GivingTuesday?

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide.

Team of Influencers:
Charles Best (CEO, DonorsChoose)
Matthew Bishop (The Economist)
Kathy Calvin (CEO, UN Foundation)
Troy Carter (Founder, Chairman and CEO, The Atom Factory)
Sharon Feder (Chief Digital Officer, Watch Entertainment & Rachael Ray)
Colleen Giles Timms (Co-creator, GivingTuesday)
Hank Goldstein (Principal, The Oram Group Inc.)
Eileen Heisman (President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust)
Adam Hirsch (SVP, Edelman)
Patty Huber (Head of Groupon Grassroots)
Rachel Hutchisson (Director of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Blackbaud Inc.)
Libby Leffler (Strategic Partner Manager, Facebook)
Rob Reich (Professor, Stanford)
Selig D. Sacks (Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP)
Thomas Tierney (Chairman, Bridgespan Group
Henry Timms (Executive Director, 92nd Street Y)
Andrew Watt (President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals)

#GivingTuesday would not be possible without the help, friendship and support from the following organizations:
Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Philanthropy
Giving Institute
Giving USA Foundation
Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

Additional Support from:
Foley & Lardner LLP
Appirio, Inc.
John Templeton Foundation


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