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give grandly gc commiss mamGrant County Give Grandly Proclamation presentation on April 19, 2018 - From left are commissioners Alicia Edwards and Harry Browne, LifeQuest CEO Debra Frasca, Grant County Commission Chairman Billy Billings, Bill Hudson of the MImbres Heritage Site, and commissioners Gabriel Ramos and Brett Kasten.Local governments issue proclamations of support

For the fifth year in a row, the Grant County Community Foundation and the Southwest New Mexico Non-Profit Coalition are sponsoring a twenty-four-hour community giving marathon on May 5, 2018, Give Grandly! Give Local! to support 50+ non-profit organizations serving Grant, Luna, Catron and Hidalgo counties. These diverse non-profits cover important gaps in governmental or private sector programs, including health and human services, literacy and work skills, arts and cultural activities, environmental advocacy and animal welfare.

givegrandlyproclamation2018 silvercityTown of Silver City Give Grandly Proclamation presentation on April 24, 2018 - from left are Betty Spence, Gila Native Plant Society, Mayor Ken LadnerLocal governments issued proclamations recognizing the role of nonprofits in providing invaluable services to our community and Give Grandly! Give Local Day as the "official day of providing the financial support for all of the causes that continue to move our County forward." Proclamations were approved by the City of Bayard, Grant County, Town of Silver City, Town of Hurley, Village of Santa Clara, Luna County and Columbus.

Whatever cause you care most about, May 5th is the best day of the year to give back to the community!

The Give Grandly Celebration will be held on 7th and Bullard Streets, next to the Silver City Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 5, from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Participating non-profits will have tables with staff and volunteers to highlight their work on behalf of southwest New Mexico, answer your questions, and accept donations by cash, check or credit cards. There will be musical entertainment, and refreshments will be available.

And anyone anywhere will be able to donate online at www.givegrandly.org anytime between 12:01 am and 11:59 pm on May 5.

Since 2014, our communities have exceeded our greatest expectations. Donations have totaled more than $350,000 over the past 4 years. Our goal this year is to reach $500,000 for 5 years. Participants and patrons are encouraged to use the hashtag #5in5 to share the spirit of the 5th annual Give Grandly.

"Everyone can be a philanthropist, no matter how big or small the contribution. We all benefit from the many important services that our area non-profits provide. So we hope you’ll join us on May 5th for Give Grandly! Give Local!" said Barrett Brewer, chair of the Grant County Community Foundation.

Thank you to our Give Grandly partners: United Way of Southwest New Mexico, Freeport-McMoRan, Silver City Daily Press, First New Mexico Bank, First American Bank, Edward Jones – James Edd Hughes, Kevin Thompson, Morones & Knuttinen, Rydeski & Co., Silver City Farmers Market, Western New Mexico University, Sherman Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, Silco Theater, Bingham’s Lens, Bear Mountain Lodge, and Steve Alley.

The Grant County Community Foundation is dedicated to the vision of a shared and vibrant community. Its mission is to enrich lives through collective action.

The Southwest New Mexico Non-Profit Coalition is an informal coalition of 60+ non-profits dedicated to working collaboratively for the benefit of the non-profit sector in Grant, Luna, Catron and Hidalgo counties.

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