The Big Payback, Tennessee’s 5th Annual Giving Day, Encourages Middle Tennesseans to Give Local and Support Nonprofits During 24-Hour Campaign
Nashville, Tennessee – The Tennessee World Affairs Council is once again participating in The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work and directly improving the community around them. This is the third year that the World Affairs Council is taking part in the event.
Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, our region’s dedicated day of giving begins at midnight on Wednesday, May 2 and runs for 24 hours. Once the clock starts, anyone can visit TheBigPayback.org and make donations to the World Affairs Council and other participating nonprofits – including schools and religious institutions – serving the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.
Donors can view and select from participating organizations based on location and focus area, such as education, health care, animals, the environment and more, and support multiple nonprofits with gifts from $10 and up.
“At the World Affairs Council we’re proud to be part of ‘The Big Payback’,” said TNWAC President Patrick Ryan. He added, “Our work to bring global affairs awareness, what we call “global literacy,” to area schools and our fellow citizens is important to the community so we appreciate the one day a year the community looks to nonprofits’ needs, and to supporting our sustainability and growth.”
During the past four years of giving days, The Big Payback has made a tremendous impact on the Middle Tennessee community helping raise more than $9.3 million for area organizations.
Gifts from the public during The Big Payback are boosted with funds from sponsors of the event, which provide multiple opportunities for the World Affairs Council to vie for financial incentives and additional prizes. The real-time leaderboard hosted on TheBigPayback.org tracks donations and creates additional excitement surrounding the day.
“Nonprofits do important, life-changing work every day across Middle Tennessee,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “The Big Payback has become an exciting opportunity for us to come together as a community to support their efforts and recognize the positive impact they have on our neighbors. It’s an easy, fun, and meaningful way for us to show our local pride, give back, and make an enormous impact in the process.”
For more information, visit TheBigPayback.org.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.
Donate to TNWAC https://www.thebigpayback.org/thwack
SUPPORT OF TNWAC’S EDUCATION OUTREACH
THANKS TO BELMONT UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
THANKS TO THE AWC FAMILY FOUNDATION
THANKS TO THE NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL
THANKS TO THE TNWAC WEEKLY QUIZ PARTNERS
THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.
THE VISION of the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.
Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org —