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11/29/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/29/2017 19:14

UC ANR supporters give over $85,000 on #GivingTuesday

Thanks to everyone who participated, UC ANR's #GivingTuesday campaign was a tremendous success.

'We surpassed our goal of $60,000, raising $85,168,' said Mary Maffly Ciricillo, director of Annual Giving and Individual Gifts. 'This is close to a 24 percent increase over last year's Giving Tuesday total of $68,322.'

As an added incentive to potential donors, ANR received over $37,000 in donations toward match challenge funds supporting all of UC ANR programs.

The California 4-H Foundation alone brought in over $32,000. Compared to 2016, there was a 250 percent increase in giving to UC ANR programs - including Master Gardeners, Master Food Preservers, IPM, the REC System, and county offices - totaling over $15,000.

The number of gifts received also rose, from 224 gifts in 2016 to 318 gifts this year. 'We even received a gift designated to urban horticulture!' Ciricillo said.

In addition to raising money, the #GivingTuesday social media campaign helped raise the visibility of ANR programs. The Master Gardener Program team made a video of the unselfies posted on social media by their supporters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI_tVcNhBcQ.

'We appreciate everyone's cooperation in this fundraising effort and hope we can continue to build on our success for the next #GivingTuesday,' Ciricillo said. 'These private funds will help us expand UC ANR's reach.'

Below is a list of funds donors selected to receive Giving Tuesday their gifts:
  • 4-H Foundation UC Donor Funds
  • 4-H Undesignated
  • Alameda County Master Gardener Fund (Endow)
  • Alameda County UCCE - Master Gardeners
  • ANR - California Naturalist Scholarship Fund
  • ANR - Giving Tuesday Match Fund
  • ANR - Master Food Preservers Fund
  • ANR - Master Gardener Annual Giving Fund
  • ANR Informatics and GIS Fund
  • California Institute for Water Resources
  • Central Sierra - UCCE
  • Colusa County UCCE - Master Gardener Program
  • Contra Costa County UCCE Fund
  • DREC - Desert REC FARM SMART Fund
  • El Dorado County UCCE - Master
  • El Dorado County UCCE - Rangeland Fund
  • Elkus Ranch Fund
  • Fresno County UCCE
  • HREC - Hopland REC - Fund
  • IPM - Program Fund
  • Kern - 4-H Program - Various Donors
  • KREC - Kearney REC - Fund
  • Los Angeles County UCCE - Master Gardeners
  • Los Angeles County UCCE Fund
  • LREC - Lindcove Field Station
  • Marin Master Gardeners Opportunity Fund
  • Merced County Agriculture Extension and Research Endowment
  • Merced County UCCE - Master Gardener Fund
  • Nutrition Policy Institute General Fund
  • Orange County UCCE - Master Food Preserver Fund
  • Orange County UCCE Fund
  • Plumas County UCCE - Project Learning Tree
  • REC System
  • Riverside County UCCE - Master Gardeners
  • Sacramento County UCCE - Master Gardener Fund
  • San Joaquin County UCCE - Master Gardener Fund
  • San Mateo - 4-H Program - Various Donors
  • San Mateo County UCCE - MG Greenhouse
  • San Mateo County UCCE Fund
  • San Mateo/San Francisco UCCE - Master Gardener Fund
  • San Mateo/SF UCCE - Master Food Preserver
  • Santa Barbara County 4-H - Various Donors
  • SFREC - Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center Fund
  • Sonoma County UCCE - Citizen Science Projects
  • Statewide Master Gardener Endowment Fund
  • Statewide Program - Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Program
  • Sutter-Yuba Counties UCCE - Master Gardeners
  • UC California Naturalist Program
  • UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County
  • Urban Horticulture
  • Ventura County Master Gardeners
  • Ventura County UCCE - Master Gardener Fund
  • Ventura County UCCE Fund
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