Irvine Valley College Foundation announces the opening of the 2013-2014 PRO IVC Fundraising season beginning October 1, 2013. The IVC Foundation will provide $100,000 in total, matching 33.3% of total funds received from College Project Accounts. This means that every dollar raised to $300,000 will be matched. All money received by the Foundation offices before May 23, 2014 will be included in the final calculations.
The IVC Foundation PRO IVC Committee looks forward to similar results that were seen in the 2012-2013 PRO IVC Campaign. The last Pledge drive began in October 2012 and ended April 30, 2013. This is the 11th year the campaign has been run.
A total of 78 campus organizations participated in the 2012-2013 PRO IVC campaign and a total of $204,504 was raised by the groups and their donors, sponsors….and the hard work of IVC faculty, staff and supporters.
In 2013 the Foundation matched $68,168 toward the PRO IVC campaign, meaning that a total of $272,672 was distributed among the 78 organizations that participated for 2012-2013. The amount each organization will receive is based on the amount they actually raised plus a pro-rata portion of the $68,168 of the IVC Foundation funding. The total allocation for all organizations, including the foundation match and the amount raised by the campus organization ranged from $50 to a grand $9,805.78. The average minimum match was $596.91.
2012-2013 was the first year that online fundraising was available at http://proivc.org. Teams were able to email their friends, family, and community members to ask them for their support. Those who chose to donate were directed to the proivc.org website, where they could join a chosen team, and enter a credit or debit card to make a donation. They could also publicize their teams efforts with the use of Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
"Last year's successful campaign demonstrated that we can reach a larger group of donors by utilizing online software programs" states Richard Morley, IVC Foundation Executive Director. "And as online donations approach 15% of total non-profit dollars raised, it becomes even more important to use all the tools available to us.
"Best Wishes to all who choose to participate during this fundraising campaign! Please contact Denise Sonnenberg at 949-451-5661 if you have any questions about the program, or would like help setting up your proivc.org Team Page.