Give Ozarks Day 2021 News Release Template for Agency Partners

Copy and paste the text below into a text document, or click the link at the end to download a Word document. Add in your agency's name where it reads (Agency) and update any other necessary elements.

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Subject: (Agency) seeks community support on Give Ozarks Day, March 24

Contact Person:

(Agency) is participating in Give Ozarks Day: Rally for Recovery, a regionwide online giving day presented by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Bass Pro Shops on March 24, 2021.

Online donations to (Agency) can be made from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 24 at to support recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic (or describe your project or goal here).

(Insert any additional information about your agency – why you’re raising money, how you’ve been affected by the pandemic, etc.)

For each donor to its project, (Agency) will have a chance to win one of the $5,000 hourly prizes provided by event sponsors. The event is powered by, the CFO’s crowdfunding platform.

Making a secure online donation is simple. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 24, donors can go to your custom URL) to complete a basic credit-card donation. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.

For more information about (Agency), visit (website, social media accounts).

(Agency) is a nonprofit partner of the CFO, which is hosting Give Ozarks Day with these generous sponsors: presenting sponsor Bass Pro Shops; Burrell Behavioral Health; Central Bank and Central Trust Co.; the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation managed by Commerce Trust; the Darr Family Foundation; Great Southern Bank; Guaranty Bank; the Hatch Foundation; Legacy Bank; Ollis/Akers/Arney; and SFC Bank. KY3/KSPR and Springfield Business Journal are the media sponsors for the event.

The CFO is a regional public charitable foundation established in 1973 that provides asset and resource development, grantmaking and public leadership through a network of donors, 52 regional affiliate foundations and more than 600 nonprofit partners across central and southern Missouri.

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