Nicole Durel Hebert, director of donor relations and development for the Acadiana Community Foundation, joined News15 at noon to share all the details about SOLA Giving Day.
The fifth annual SOLA Donation Day will take place on Thursday, May 5 starting at midnight and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. CST. SOLA Giving Day is a 24-hour online fundraising event for more than 190 registered nonprofits, churches, and schools that serve South Louisiana. SOLA Giving Day is hosted by the Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) for any local 501c3 nonprofit organization that wishes to participate.
Using a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, anyone can donate to support their favorite cause or organization by visiting www.solagivingday.org. Donations are easy to make and 100% tax deductible.
The advance donation period will end on Wednesday, May 4and at 11:59:59 p.m. and the 24-hour finale, SOLA Giving Day will begin at midnight on Thursday, May 5 and end at 11:59:59 p.m.
Matching donations totaling nearly $450,000 were obtained to support more than 80 organizations. A matching gift is a charitable contribution from private donors that will match donations from the general public dollar for dollar. A list of organizations that have received matching donations can be viewed online at https://www.solagivingday.org/matches.
SOLA Giving Day will award over $23,000 in cash prizes to organizations for various accomplishments. To see a list of cash prizes offered during the SOLA Giving Day visit https://www.solagivingday.org/prizes
CFA is one of South Louisiana’s leading philanthropic organizations benefiting our region, with a focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Vermilion. CFA’s primary goal is to create legacies and improve communities by connecting generous people to the causes they care about. Since its inception in 2000, CFA has made cumulative donations exceeding $322 million and awarded cumulative grants of more than $169 million. You can learn more about www.cfacadiana.org.