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Penn Area Library will participate in 'Give Big Pittsburgh' regional fundraiser

| Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
'Give Big Pittsburgh' kicks off on Nov. 28, 2017.
'Give Big Pittsburgh' kicks off on Nov. 28, 2017.

The Penn Area Library will participate in Give Big Pittsburgh , a new regional fundraising initiative by Pittsburgh Magazine in partnership with The Pittsburgh Foundation.

The new Give Big Pittsburgh initiative replaces the Foundation's Day of Giving event. The library's goal is to raise $5,000.

Give Big Pittsburgh begins at midnight on Nov. 28, designated nationally as Giving Tuesday, and ends at 11:59 p.m.

“We're very excited to be a part of this new campaign, and our goal is to raise at least $5,000 for our services and programs,” said library director Dorene Miller. “Our community will be able to support the library in an easy, convenient way through the Give Big Pittsburgh website.”

As a presenting sponsor and partner of the inaugural Give Big Pittsburgh for this transition year, The Pittsburgh Foundation is granting $50,000 for a prize pool and staff support. The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County will also contribute, adding $25,000 earmarked for Westmoreland nonprofits. Prizes will be awarded to participants based on their success in various categories.

Pittsburgh Magazine and The Pittsburgh Foundation have partnered with GiveGab, an Ithaca, N.Y.-based company, to provide the giving platform as well as training and tools to assist nonprofits in raising funds. GiveGab was selected based on its track record managing similar campaigns and its triple-redundancy server security plan. GiveGab will monitor all aspects of the platform for the duration of the campaign.

For more information about supporting the Penn Area Library through Give Big Pittsburgh, call 724-744-4414.

Details are also available at the library's Give Big Pittsburgh profile at .

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