Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sat, May 08

Hopi Foundation ignites the spirit of Sumi'nangwa - Coming together for the benefit of all
$100,000 goal realized by 505 individual donors

Shungapovi community ladies serve up root beer floats. <i>Submitted photo</i>

Shungapovi community ladies serve up root beer floats. <i>Submitted photo</i>

KYKOTSMOVI, Ariz. - The Hopi Foundation (HF) is pleased to announce they met the $100,000 goal from a total of 505 individual donors as a result of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's (WKKF) Cultures of Giving 10-Day Donor Challenge, held April 17-26. The total funds raised include additional contributions motivated by this challenge before and after the launch date and from all donations received.

The results of the fundraising challenge included maximizing a one to one match of $20,000 by Kellogg and incentives to motivate nonprofits and inspire donors to give online to nonprofits serving communities of color. The goal of the online campaign was to get thousands of community donors to support the projects of well-respected nonprofits that serve a wide variety of communities from coast to coast.

WKKF, established in 1930, supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For further information on the foundation, visit www.wkkf.org.

The Cultures of Giving campaign helped to promote increased giving to organizations like HF that helps to build local capacity by addressing critical issues in the communities they serve. HF was among 22 nonprofit organizations selected to participate in the challenge.

"What an amazing group of bright young, intelligent individuals who were able take advantage of today's technology to compete with larger organizations to raise this amount of funds. I was extremely amazed to see the HF staff, Hopi Leadership Alumni on April 21 with their phones and iPads raising funds. Alumni sold food and donated the profits to the challenge for the Hopi Leadership Program. Just imagine what the 'coming together of minds' can do for our communities," said Beatrice Norton, Chair of HF's Board of Trustees.

"Thank you to our partners and the valuable contributions of the leadership of the board, staff and volunteers. Most importantly to all of our Donors, we thank you for helping to further our impact and our mission. You have inspired us to continue this work knowing that your gifts are an expression of your support in the work we do within our communities," said Interim Executive Director Monica Nuvamsa.

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