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You made #GivingTuesdayCLT a huge success!

Friends,

Wow! We at Digi-Bridge are blown away by the support from our community during #GivingTuesdayCLT. We raised $10,214, exceeding our goal! Here’s how that breaks down:

  • $6714 in individual gifts
    • Including $1915 in gifts made as a part of a three year commitment to Reach Our Future
  • $2500 as a match committed by Tresata
  • $1000 as a match committed by OrthoCarolina Foundation

As a reminder, these funds go directly to providing 21st century learning opportunities to Charlotte’s K-8 scholars in the form of hands-on STEAM learning, robotics and computer programming.

If you were unable to give yesterday, know that we’re still eager to engage you! The Reach Our Future campaign, which aims to raise $1M in a year to keep these opportunities available to our scholars for the next three years, will run until next November. You can learn more and make your gift here.

Thank you for your commitment to Digi-Bridge on Giving Tuesday. Now, let’s Reach Our Future!

With gratitude,

DJ

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Double your impact today: #GivingTuesdayCLT

Friends,

Great news! It’s Nov. 28, which means it’s your turn to be a part of the biggest giving day that Charlotte has ever seen! Giving Tuesday is the annual global day of giving everyone is talking about, and the Queen City is taking it by storm.

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesdayCLT is a day for the Charlotte community – families, businesses, students and others – to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Be a part of the Giving Tuesday CLT movement!

Digi-Bridge’s goal is to raise $10,000 towards our Reach Our Future campaign, a yearlong goal to raise $1M that will allow us to serve 1000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg scholars per year for the next three years with hands-on, 21st century learning opportunities. This campaign is about offering high-quality programming to all scholars in our community and strengthening our voice in rooms where policies are made. And we can’t do it without you.

Our friends at Tresata and OrthoCarolina Foundation have stepped up to ensure that your gift goes further, but today is the last chance for your gift to be doubled! We hope that you will consider making a three-year commitment, as the scholars in this community are our scholars, and investing in them is investing in a future we all share.

We would love to have you join us on this journey. You can make your gift at bit.ly/FutureDB.

Let’s #ReachOurFuture!

With tremendous gratitude,

DJ

 

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How can you help Reach Our Future during #GivingTuesdayCLT?

Friends,

Digi-Bridge is proud to team up with 230+ other Charlotte nonprofits for the 2017 #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign.

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesdayCLT is a day for the Charlotte community – families, businesses, students and others – to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Digi-Bridge’s goal is to raise $10,000 towards our Reach Our Future campaign, a yearlong initiative that will allow us to serve 1000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg scholars per year for the next three years with hands-on, 21st century learning opportunities.

We are excited to announce that both Tresata and OrthoCarolina Foundation have stepped up to ensure that your gift goes further! The organizations will be matching your gifts throughout the campaign. In the coming days, you’ll learn more about their gifts and how you can maximize your impact.

During #GivingTuesdayCLT, we hope that you will consider making a three-year commitment to help us continue to serve 21st century learners in Charlotte.

You can help Reach Our Future at bit.ly/FutureDB. Together, we will bridge the divide!

 

With gratitude,

DJ

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Look what YOU did!

Friends of Digi-Bridge,

At our summer board meeting, I said “let’s raise $10,000 during our End of Year Giving Campaign,” and the room went silent.

This weekend, while snowed in, I sat in front of an Excel spreadsheet, entered the last few check amounts and I started belting out Notorious B.I.G. lyrics (not suitable for mom or dad). The room was still silent, though this time my dogs were looking at me like I had completely lost it.

YOU showed up in November and December–committing your time, talent and treasure to our organization. YOU helped us to raise $10,820 in just six short weeks. Some of you served as social media influencers, others donated time stuffing envelopes and many of you shared your personal treasure in support of our efforts to #bridgethedivide.

2016 was a remarkable year for Digi-Bridge:

  • In March, Digi-Bridge was named a Playing for Others honoree for 2016-17.
  • In April, Digi-Bridge took the SEED20 stage.
  • In June, we co-hosted #iMakeCLT at C3 Lab, inspired by a placemaking microgrant from Historic South End and powered by UTC Aerospace.
  • In August, we held our first Daddy Daughter Code-In (#DDCodeIn) at Google Fiber.
  • In September, Digi-Bridge received the largest grant ever gifted by the OrthoCarolina Foundation.
  • Also in September, Digi-Bridge was honored by the White House Office of Science and Technology for our commitment to Computer Science for All (#CSforAll).
  • In October, I took the TEDxCharlotte stage sharing an idea for the 21st century learner.
  • In November, we became a Social Venture Partners investee and received gifts from Reemprise Fund and Knight Foundation.

2017 is here and I find myself silent quite frequently. My family and Digi-Bridge staff have all noted this marked change. I’m taking the time to celebrate progress and reflect on the road ahead. We’ve got work to do, but together, I’m absolutely certain we will get it done. Look what YOU did in just a few weeks.

Enjoy the silence, it won’t last for long. It’s about time for us to accelerate these efforts on behalf of our future scientists, technologists, engineers, artists and mathematicians. 

Much love and gratitude,

DJ

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Over the Top!

Dear friends,

On the heels of #GivingTuesdayCLT, we are sending out a BIG thank you for your support. Yesterday, we joined 173 other nonprofits here in Charlotte to collectively raise $8 million.

With your help, we crushed our goal to raise $5,000 in individual donations!

All #GivingTuesdayCLT dollars will be eligible for a percentage match from our friends at SHARE Charlotte and their incredible network of supporters!

Today, we have a few special folks to thank.

Thank you, OrthoCarolina, and an anonymous donor for supporting Digi-Bridge with $2,500 in matching funding.

Thank you to Reemprise Fund and Social Venture Partners Charlotte for announcing commitments to Digi-Bridge.

And big thanks to the Yelp Foundation, which announced yesterday that Digi-Bridge has been selected as one of three finalists in a grant contest to win up to $5K!

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Will you help us win? Click here to vote 1X a day now-12/9!

Thank you for your support of providing 21st century education for all.

We’ve got our sights set on $10,000 by Dec. 31 to reach our end of year goal.

Let’s go!

PS – Here’s the voting link once again: bit.ly/yelpDB16