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Hudson Valley Celebrates Second Annual Giving Day, HVGives 2017

On May 17, 2017, the Hudson Valley Region celebrated its second annual Giving Day, HVGives 2017.

“Hudson Valley Gives is a day of giving fueled by passion, collaboration and the power of social media. You can think of it as a type of digital telethon that benefits hundreds of much-deserving nonprofits in our area.”

HV Gives 2017

This 24-hour fundraising event is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, in association with other great organizations that support the nonprofit community.

Giving Day Results

Last year, HV Gives 2016 brought in close to $135k for 201 participating nonprofits coming from 1,090 donors.  In hopes of surpassing last year’s totals with a goal of $150K, HV Gives 2017 raised over $188k from 1,713 donors! 

HVGives 2017

HV Gives Prizes

Prize money was awarded to nonprofits throughout the 24-hour event to help inspire friendly competition among participants and to further motivate their supporters to give.  Over $22,000 in cash prizes were awarded throughout the 24 hours!

Monetary prizes were given for reaching the following challenges:

  • Most Raised
  • Most Donors
  • Best in Show – For having the most engaging campaign
  • Eager Beavers – For first 5 nonprofits to get online donations on the day
  • Greatest Leap – For the nonprofit with the greatest increase in donations from last year
  • First Time Around – For the nonprofit that raised the most and didn’t participate last year
  • Donor from Far Away – For the nonprofit who received a donation from the furthest distance from the Hudson Valley
  • Early Bird Power Hours
  • And more!

An example of a unique prize challenge from this year’s giving event was the HVGives T-shirt Selfie Challenge.

HVGives 2017

The full list of prizes and the announced winners can be found on the official Hudson Valley Gives prizes page while their 2017 site is still live.

HVGives Prizes

HV Gives Leaderboards

Throughout the Giving Day, participants and their supporters could see how their respective organizations were doing in real-time on the HVGives Leaderboards.

HVGives 2017

Topping the HVGives Leaderboards with the Most Raised and Most Donors was Hudson Valley Honor Flight, inc.!  They brought in over $16,000 from 161 supporters. Below is a screenshot of their HVGives 2017 giving profile.

HVGives 2017

Along with using donation tiers on their giving profile to provide supporters with an idea of where their donation money would be spent, this organization also included a compelling video.



Congratulations to Hudson Valley Honor Flight for topping the Leaderboards and to every organization that participated in this successful Giving Day!

As the Giving Day partner for the second year in a row for HV Gives, we’re happy to see them surpass their goals and can’t wait to do it again next year. ?

Congratulations, Hudson Valley!