Last week, Greater New Haven showed their love for DESK during the Great Give by raising over $60,000 in support of our mission and those it serves!
The Great Give is a 36-hour, community-wide event run by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. More than 500 nonprofits participated, raising almost $3.5 million in total. During the campaign, 257 of DESK’s donors raised the third highest amount of any organization, a clear sign of the broad appeal of the work we do.
The campaign included matches sponsored by some of our most steadfast supporters, including the Crews-McKenzie Fund (who sponsored a $10,000 match for the third year in a row!), William W. Kelly ($5,000), A-1 Toyota ($2,500), the Mfund ($2,000), and Choate Rosemary School ($2,000).
The campaign ended with a Happy Hour at Trinity Bar & Restaurant, where a few dozen of our supporters gathered to raise a glass (some which were Star Wars-themed in honor of the date, May the Fourth) and spread some good cheer in honor of the incredible work our staff and volunteers have accomplished in the past year.
As part of the Great Give, our Executive Director joined Justin Farmer on WNHH (see below) to discuss the work we do at DESK.