ArtsLink and The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley

April 21, 2014 at 6:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ArtsLink is participating in The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley, an exciting, online giving event that will empower the people of the Ohio Valley to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in just 24 hours. The event is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the community foundation movement and communities across America will be participating in this day of giving. Our local community foundation is the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV), located in Wheeling.

The event begins at midnight on May 6 and ends at 11:59 p.m. During these hours, all dollars raised through the Community Foundation’s giving website,, will be amplified through matching funds from a national pool. The Community Foundation has committed $20,000 for a pool of incentive dollars and hopes to raise more through community partnerships by May 6. “Our goal for The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley is to reach new donors and show them how important it is to give to local causes. We want to use this opportunity to build a new generation of philanthropists for our community,” said Susie Nelson, CFOV Executive Director. I hope word of the event will spread through social media and people across the country will be moved to donate to ArtsLink, the arts council of Wetzel and Tyler counties.

To learn more about the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, please visit their website at

There’s a video contest associated with this activity, as well. You can check out and vote for our video at and click on the Amazing Raise Video Contest link, or (for your smartphone!). Our video is the one with Larry Tackett’s friendly face – a distinguished white-haired man. You can vote as many times as you have IP addresses. For example, I can vote at home using my phone as I don’t have wi-fi – it’s a different address than my Suddenlink internet. And, I can vote here at the office and at the radio station. Don’t forget to vote every day!

If you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to call me at 304-455-2278. If you’re uneasy about donating on-line with a credit card, call me for other options.

Mark your calendar for May 6!!

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