Letter: Fairfield County’s Giving Day on February 28

To the Editor,

Fairfield County’s Giving Day, the region’s biggest day of philanthropic giving, is on Thursday, February 28th. Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, this dynamic 24-hour online fundraising event unites Fairfield County around local causes and nonprofit organizations that are closest to our hearts. Since 2014, Fairfield County’s Giving Day has raised over $5.9 million; benefitted over 740 nonprofits; and garnered over 63,000 donations. 

60 organizations in the Danbury area, including Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Georgetown, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding and Ridgefield, are participating this year.  As board members of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and residents of Ridgefield, we are writing to ask you to help us break a giving record!

You can help by encouraging friends, family and colleagues to “give where you live” by donating to participating nonprofits via www.FCGives.org on February 28th. You can donate as little as $10. Each donation adds up and can give nonprofits a chance win over $100,000 in cash prizes made possible by generous Giving Day sponsors, including champion sponsor, Bank of America.

You can also come out to cheer on Mark Riser (one of the co-signatories of this letter), who plans to complete a marathon, of sorts, by running a mile in each of the 23 towns in our county on Giving Day.

Please set a reminder to visit www.FCGives.org on February 28th and give to your favorite nonprofits, including those serving our local community. It’s a fun, easy and important way to make a difference right here in Fairfield County.

Thank you in advance for your participation.  Together we thrive!

Briggs Tobin

35 Downesbury Court

Ridgefield, CT 06877

 Mark Riser

36 Perry Lane

Ridgefield, CT 06877


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