This November, Prosperity Works set our most ambitious fundraising goal ever. On November 27th, #GivingTuesday 2018, we set out to raise $25,000 to put directly towards our programs and initiatives - all of which energizes and furthers our mission to power economic opportunity for all New Mexicans.
We are extremely proud - and giddily thrilled - to announce that with your help, we not only reached but exceeded our historic goal. The total we raised is impressive, but we're even more blown away by the number of individual donors who helped us reach this milestone. 90 different families and individuals from across New Mexico and across the country made a gift on this special day. We nearly doubled the number of people who supported Prosperity Works on #GivingTuesdsay 2017. That's 90 people who said, "Yes, I believe the best investment I can make is investing directly in hardworking New Mexicans." We promise to deliver a return on your investment.
We also couldn't have reached this goal without the grassroots financial support from local businesses and corporations who wanted to signal that they believe in the mission of Prosperity Works and they've got our back. That's what happened this year. In a BIG way.
Prosperity Works received a total of $10,000 in matching gifts for Giving Tuesday from sponsors such as BBVA Compass Bank, US Eagle Federal Credit Union, New York Life, New Mexico Mutual, Duran Central Pharmacy, Nexus Brewery and TLC Plumbing.
Why is this important? Because these matching funds allowed us to truly maximize the individual gifts we received from donors, friends, families, and new prospects alike. We know that there are many wonderful organizations making a difference in New Mexico every day. Donors who gave to Prosperity Works on #GivingTuesday this year were assured their gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by these exclusive partners up to $10,000. In short, this kind of support amplifies our reach and strengthens our mission in a compounding, impactful way.
So we want to send a very special THANK YOU to these community sponsors who supercharged our fundraising momentum. Your businesses and organizations have stood up and pledged a commitment to Prosperity Works, our mission, and you've taken an active role in empowering real change to the economic future of our local communities. And, of course, a very special THANK YOU to all of our incredible donors. Your engagement and commitment inspires us everyday to fight for great financial equity and inclusion for all the people of New Mexico.
Together, we will continue to achieve remarkable things in 2019.
The Prosperity Works Team