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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus


President's Message: The Big Give!

Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013

As you read in last week’s Update, The Big Give is back! When the Columbus Foundation unrolled The Big Give in 2011, the League raised over $1,600. I don’t see any reason why we can’t beat that amount this year. Do you?

LWVMC works tirelessly to educate Central Ohioans on the issues important to our community. Year after year, LWVMC continues to publish the Voter Information Bulletin that reaches over 400,000 central Ohio homes. The office continues to receive over 1,000 voting and civic participation related phone calls every year. And, our committees still find ways to increase their activities, bringing fantastic civic education to public. So much work is being done day after day at the League and it’s all made possible by our volunteers and the generosity of our members.

I hope you’ll consider making a donation to the League through The Big Give (if so, your donation will be amplified by an additional donation from the Columbus Foundation!). I plan on making a donation and I hope my League friends will do so as well.

The Big Give is a 24-hour online giving event where donations received between 11 a.m. on September 17 through 11 a.m. on September 18 will be matched by a $1 million bonus pool on a pro rata basis-giving everyone who participates the opportunity to have their donation increased. In addition, the Columbus Foundation is covering all credit card fees, so 100% of your donation will go directly to LWVMC.


Participating is as simple as 1-2-3 (see steps below). 


To take part, follow these steps:

1. Beginning at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, September 17 through September 18 at 11 a.m., visit and click on The Big Give banner.

2. Select League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus. To access the League, enter “League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus” in the Organization Name field.

3. Give securely using a major credit card. Don’t forget, the Columbus Foundation is covering the fee of 2.35% per credit card transaction, so 100% of your donation will be directed to the League.  You will receive your donation acknowledgement for tax purposes from The Columbus Foundation and your gift will be credited to the League’s bank account for use in our voter service activities!

Event: The Big Give