The Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF) will host its eighth annual Midlands Gives fundraiser May 4, in support of local nonprofit organizations.

Midlands Gives is an 18-hour, local, online giving challenge to support those who make an impact in the community. This year, 480 local nonprofit organizations will benefit from the fundraiser which will take place from 6 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

As the pandemic impacts the nonprofits that play a crucial part in the community, Midlands Gives offers an opportunity to ensure that these organizations can continue to perform their work.

The event highlights philanthropy in the Midlands and benefits local nonprofit organizations throughout the 11 Midlands counties served by the foundation including, Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties.

Prizes will total more than $155,000 for nonprofits on Midlands Gives Day. A full list of participating organizations is available online.

CCCF will host a virtual headquarters with live updates and interviews with participating nonprofit organizations through Facebook.

Various prizes will be awarded throughout the day, including the following:

Dominion Energy Daybreak Prize — 12 nonprofits will be randomly drawn to win $5,000 each.

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Elected Officials Challenge — a virtual game of “Scattergories” among elected officials to win $250 for a nonprofit of their choosing.

Dominion Energy and CCCF’s Give Back by Giving Black Prize — Ten $500 gifts will be awarded to Black-led and Black-benefiting category nonprofits who will be randomly drawn from the nonprofits mentioned in the comments of the Facebook Live video on the Community Foundation’s Facebook page.

Dominion Energy “Light it up” Trivia — Compete to win prizes for nonprofits by answering questions about the Midlands nonprofit community. Winners of the first two rounds will award a $500 prize to a nonprofit of their choice. The winner of the third round will award the final, grand prize of $1,000 to a nonprofit of their choice.

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Match Maker Prize — $1,000 awarded to one small, medium and large-budget nonprofit randomly drawn from organizations who meet or exceed their match by 10:30 p.m.

Aflac Power Hours — $2,000 will be added to one small, medium and large budget-nonprofit that has the most unique donors during the following hours:

  • 7 a.m. – 7:59 a.m.
  • 10 a.m. – 10:59 a.m.
  • Noon – 12:59 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. – 6:59 p.m.
  • 11 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.

May 5 AAPC Matching Gift Challenge — The African American Philanthropy Committee, established by CCCF, will award a total of $5,000 in matching gifts. The funds of up to 10 Black-led, Black-benefiting nonprofits will be matched up to $500. All BLBB nonprofits who reach the $500 threshold will be eligible for the prize with the winners being randomly selected from a drawing.

Those interested in donating during Midlands Give can do so online.

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