Giving Challenge Videos

The History of the Giving Challenge

Roxie Jerde, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, and Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation, take a talk down memory lane and share how the Giving Challenge evolved.

(May 2022; total time: 7 minutes 18 seconds)

The 2022 Giving Challenge Totals Celebration

In the 2022 Giving Challenge alone, more than 46,000 people contributed toward an astounding total of nearly $16 million in just 24 hours. That total includes millions in matching dollars from The Patterson Foundation, provided through a 1:1 match on donations up to $100 per unique donor, per organization, with no cap.

(May 2022; total time: 2 minutes 48 seconds)

Be The One during the 2022 Giving Challenge

Connecting, collaborating, and coming together for our community!

(April 2022; total time: 1 minutes 07 seconds)

Giving Challenge 2020 Live Results

Host Judi Gallagher emceed the final minutes of #GivingChallenge2020 as Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Roxie Jerde and TPF's Debra Jacobs shared how our generous community came together to support local nonprofit organizations.

(April 2020; total time: 35 minutes 08 seconds)

#WeAreOne Giving Challenge 2020

Social distancing left many of us wanting to feel connected to our larger community. Fortunately, the online, 24-hour give day known as the Giving Challenge was already scheduled for noon–noon, April 28–29.

(April 2020; total time: 1 minutes 24 seconds)

2018 Giving Challenge Highlights #BeTheOne

For 24 hours during the Giving Challenge, our community's generosity came to life through dozens of events and celebrations

(June 2018; total time: 4 minutes 43 seconds)

Be The One

Each one of us has the potential to impact a person, a cause, a community. For more than 35 years, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has matched donors to the right causes, creating lasting impact. You can be the one to make a difference. The Patterson Foundation supports strengthened giving during the Giving Challenge by providing matching challenges and prizes that encourage people to be generous.

(November 2015; total time: 1 minutes 49 seconds)

The Art & Science of Give Days in Action!

Learn about the art and science of The Giving Challenge in action.

(September 2015; total time: 30 minutes 6 seconds)

Giving Challenge 2014

Building awareness about The Giving Partner and encouraging its use strengthens philanthropy in our region by helping donors make informed decisions. The Giving Challenge encourages contributions to organizations listed on The Giving Partner by offering incentives and other benefits to donors and citizen philanthropists over a 24-hour period. Both are useful donor development tools that complement other nonprofit fundraising efforts, furthering the idea that anyone can be a philanthropist.

(November 2014; total time: 3 minutes 9 seconds)

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