A Big, Gay Thank You!

The second annual GiveOUT Day is over... but not before your generosity overwhelmed (and briefly crashed!) the web server that processes donations. :)  It's amazing what you accomplished, and I can't thank you enough for your help.

By the numbers, the 2014 campaign raised $1,016,623 from 12,847 unique donors; the Greater Twin Cities United Way Arise Project, alone, raised $17,708 from 244 donors, including a $4,500 bonus for having the second-highest number of unique donors of any cause in Minnesota.

I am honored that $4,735 of that amount was collected on my donation page which, for the second year in a row, made me the top fundraiser for Arise.  Thank you for your generosity!

If you missed the opportunity to give to GiveOUT Day this year, there is still a chance to help the Arise Project.  They are hosting a Twin Cities Gay Pride Parade viewing party at Rosa Mexicano on June 29, 2014 from 10am to 1pm.  Purchasing a ticket to this event will get you a congestion-free street-side view of the parade as it goes down Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, and proceeds benefit the Arise Project.  Click here to learn more about the event, and to buy tickets.

Mike Augustyniak