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Lottie Ellis Challenge to Match GoodGiving Donors

December 2, 2013

The Boyle County Community Fund, a component of the Blue Grass Community Foundation, recently announced the Lottie Ellis Match Challenge as part of this year’s GoodGiving Guide Challenge. Beginning today, Monday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m., the Lottie Ellis Match Challenge will provide $20,000 in matching challenge grants for non-profits participating in the Challenge located in Boyle County. A $.50 match will be given for every dollar donated, up to $1,000 per donor; until the $20,000 pool is exhausted. In other words, a donor making a $50 contribution will earn a $25 Lottie Ellis match, which will then equal $75 for the non-profit. Similarly, a donor who gifts $1,000 could earn up to $1,500 for the non-profit of their choice.

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Since Nov. 1, five local Boyle County non-profits have been participating in the 2013 GoodGiving Guide Challenge. The Challenge – a partnership of the Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing – is an online charitable giving campaign, celebrating the diversity of the non-profits in the bluegrass region and allowing people to learn about and contribute to their work. In 2012, the challenge raised $586,000 for 68 non-profits in seven counties. This year, 108 non-profits from throughout central Kentucky are participating, with a collective goal to raise $1 million dollars. Throughout the Challenge, prizes have been awarded to both donors and participating non-profits through special weekly challenges, such as the Lottie Ellis Match Challenge, providing non-profits and donors a unique opportunity to engage with one another.

The Community Arts Center is one of five Boyle County non-profits participating in the Challenge. As an integral part of Danville’s unique identity, we are committed to creating arts opportunities for every member of the community. Our programs highlight and nurture the artistic skill in the region while presenting artists from throughout the state and beyond. Exhibits, classes and performances explore multiple mediums and genres, and expose the community to a variety of artistic outlets and experiences.

Each non-profit has a giving page set up online to accept donations made by credit or debit card. Those not comfortable with giving credit card information online may purchase a gift card through the Blue Grass Community Foundation and redeem it online.

Our giving page can be found at www.goodgivingguide.net/communityartscenter.