LEGACY.COM Helps Charities Raise Over $150,000 In First Give To Remember Event
|Top Fundraisers Include Final Salute, Ty Louis Campbell Foundation & The Funeral Service Foundation
|Jan 15, 2016 – EVANSTON, IL – Legacy.com, the Internet’s leader in obituaries and related services, announces the successful close of its first Give to Remember Event. Participating charities began fundraising on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 and continued outreach in partnership with Legacy.com for the full calendar month. 13 charities in total participated in the month-long Give to Remember campaign, raising $167,000 including $50,000 in matching funds from Legacy.com. “Legacy.com helps charities raise memorial funds every day in supporting traditional giving from obituaries. This event was an opportunity for us to double up our support for our inspirational charity partners as we remember the people who made a difference in our lives,” shares Steve Parrott, President and CEO of Legacy.com.
Final Salute raised more funds than any other charity in the the event. Final Salute seeks to end homelessness with a focus on underserved female veterans and their children. Founder Jas Boothe is delighted with the results. “Because of our partnership with Legacy.com and the donors that supported this giving campaign, our mortgage on our transitional home for women veterans will be entirely covered for the 2016 year! 2015 was one of the lowest giving years across the board for non-profits, but with the help of Legacy.com, we have ensured the women veterans and children we serve and support were not forgotten.”
Cindy Campbell, founder of Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, confides “It was truly such a pleasure working with Legacy on this campaign. Legacy.com is an admirable brand that manages to find the impossible balance between understanding the grief while celebrating the legacy.” Her son, Ty Louis Campbell, left a huge legacy for such a little boy and Cindy is growing that mission every day by funding pediatric cancer research and support.
The Funeral Service Foundation rounds out the top three fundraisers. For more than 70 years, this professional organization has served funeral service professionals and supported their efforts to assist grieving families. Danelle O’Neill, Executive Director of the foundation, shares, “Helping families cope with the grief and care for their loved one at the end of a life is a calling. The funds we raised will help us equip funeral service professionals with tools, resources and scholarships to help them build healthy, healing relationships in their communities.”
Learn more about memorial giving and Legacy.com’s charitable partners at Legacy.com/charity.
ABOUT LEGACY.COM INC.®
Legacy.com is the global leader in online obituaries and a top 50 website in the United States serving 38 million visitors each month. Legacy.com collaborates with more than 1,500 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K. and Europe to provide ways for consumers to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones. Legacy.com partners benefit from its unparalleled scale that enables continuous innovation of its industry-leading obituary products and accompanying e-commerce engine. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois.
ABOUT FINAL SALUTE INC
The mission of Final Salute Inc. is to provide homeless women Veterans with safe and suitable housing. Final Salute Inc. was founded in 2010 by a female Veteran and cancer survivor who became aware of the large number of homeless women Veterans in the United States and built Final Salute to serve the unique needs of homeless women Veterans and their children. Over 2,000,000 women have served with honor since the Revolutionary War. They have fulfilled their obligations to our country; it’s our turn to support them in their time of need.
ABOUT THE FUNERAL SERVICE FOUNDATION
The Funeral Service Foundation is the leading public foundation dedicated in perpetuity to serve the funeral service profession. In alignment with its mission, the Foundation supports all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community by commissioning innovative research, funding programs and professional development, administering scholarships and assisting communities in crisis.
ABOUT THE TY LOUIS CAMPBELL FOUNDATION
The Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation was created in his honor to raise awareness for pediatric cancer through his courageous battle, and to help fund the progress that is being made in developing more effective, less harmful treatment for a range of pediatric cancers including brain and spinal tumors.
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