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Red Lake Nation College to participate in Give to the Max Day on November 19

Organizers encourage donors to continue their outpouring of support for local causes, expand giving to meet the moment this year

 

November 13, 2020

RED LAKE, Nov. 12 - Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) is participating in the 12th annual Give to the Max Day on Thursday, Nov. 19. Give to the Max is a giving event that raises millions each year for nearly 6,000 causes across Minnesota and beyond. This year, GiveMN is encouraging donors to #GiveWhereYouLiveMN, an effort to help communities in every corner of Minnesota as the unprecedented challenges of this year continue.

Red Lake Nation College is a two-year college on the Red Lake Reservation. "Our students are incredibly resilient," says RLNC President, Dan King, "but the pandemic is taking its toll - physically, emotionally, and financially. Our Native American communities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and the need for emergency aid and extra student support services has never been greater."

"In 12 years of Give to the Max Day, this year is certainly unlike any other," said Jake Blumberg, executive director of GiveMN. "Give to the Max has always been a socially distanced fundraiser by its nature, and we're encouraging Minnesotans to 'Give Where You Live' in 2020, supporting organizations in your communities, the causes you care about most, and consider expanding your generosity to meet the moment this year in new ways."

To participate in Give to the Max, donors may visit GiveMN.org and search for the causes they care about most by name, keyword, ZIP code, and more. Give to the Max's "Early Giving" period began November 1 and continues through Nov. 19. Each donation made through GiveMN.org qualifies the recipient for additional grants from the Give to the Max Day prize pool, thanks to the continued generosity of the Bush Foundation.

GiveMN is encouraging Minnesotans to come together virtually this year to share how they'll be joining in by using #GiveWhereYouLiveMN or #GTMD20. GiveMN will have social media story templates available for download on GiveMN.org and social media where donors can share their personal stories of giving.

About Red Lake Nation College

Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) -- A Great Place to Start! This two-year tribal college is located on the beautiful shores of Red Lake in Northern Minnesota. It's state-of-the-art facilities, combined with Ojibwe language and culture, and globally-relevant courses, offer a unique combination of Native innovation and tradition that prepares students of all backgrounds for the twenty-first century job market. RLNC is currently a candidate for accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

About GiveMN

GiveMN is an independent nonprofit organization working to ignite generosity and grow giving through GiveMN.org, Minnesota's giving marketplace, and RaiseMN, a fundraising coaching and training program.

Since 2009, more than 600,000 donors have made gifts with ease and enthusiasm through GiveMN.org to make a difference for causes in their communities. Through this online marketplace for generosity and giving events like the annual Give to the Max Day, GiveMN has helped to generate more than $250 million for more than 12,000 nonprofits in its first eleven years.

RaiseMN serves Minnesota nonprofits through individualized coaching and programs to transform nonprofit fundraising. Focusing on small- to medium-sized organizations, RaiseMN builds more healthy and sustainable fundraising practices so nonprofits can continue to pursue and expand their mission in their communities.

Launched in 2009 by Minnesota Community Foundation, GiveMN is supported by many generous foundation and corporate partners, contributions from individual donors, and revenue from its programs.

 

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