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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WGNO) – The second GiveNOLA Day – a community-wide, 24-hour online giving day hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) – is on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

With 571 participating nonprofits this year, GNOF hopes to raise $3 million from 25,000 donors. GiveNOLA Day shattered all goals in its inaugural year and raised $2.2 million for 309 participating nonprofits from more than 19,600 generous donors.

“The generosity of this community is astounding, and we look forward to helping raise $3 million for area nonprofits,” said Albert Ruesga, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “On this one day of giving, we encourage everyone to visit to support one or more of the great nonprofits working tirelessly in our community. This day helps make our region a more vibrant place to live.”

The community is encouraged to log on to to give $10 or more to nonprofits throughout GNOF’s 13- parish region, which includes: Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington.

All donations made through go directly to participating nonprofits working on a broad range of issues, including: arts & culture, animals, community improvement, education, environment, health, housing, human services, public safety & crime, and youth development.

Every donation made on GiveNOLA Day will be amplified on this one day of giving through national funds and a local pool of incentive dollars for participating organizations. GNOF does not collect any fees from contributions in order for the nonprofit organizations to receive the maximum benefit. GiveNOLA Day is tied to a national event called Give Local America where community foundations across America ask their communities to give back on May 5, 2015.

About the Greater New Orleans Foundation:

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region. Its mission is to create a thriving community for all. Every day, GNOF joins other foundations, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and government officials to address the needs of the community and build consensus for solutions. Together with a family of donors, the Foundation has invested over $100 million in the region since it opened its doors over 30 years ago to respond to community needs. For more information about the Greater New Orleans Foundation, visit or call 504-598-4663. Connect with GNOF on Facebook or Twitter (@GNOFoundation) and stay updated by using #GIVENOLA

About GiveNOLA Day:

GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to ignite the giving community in Southeast Louisiana. Tied to a national event, Give Local America is sponsored by the Council on Foundations and technology partner Kimbia who are hosting a national giving day across the country on May 5, 2015.

(Press Release, courtesy Greater New Orleans Foundation)