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Great Give Day

Great Give Day 2019: Thur . May 9

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Great Give Day returns on Thursday, May 9, 2019, and the Dubuque Arboretum is excited to take part! This 24-hour, online giving day is an opportunity for us to grow our endowment to build a sustainable source of income. Plus, your gifts made during Great Give Day may help us qualify for special prize dollars awarded throughout the day. Thank you for considering giving to the Dubuque Arboretum on Great Give Day!

This year’s prize schedule for Great Give Day! By donating during a certain hour, the Dubuque Arboretum is eligible to win various prizes.

[2019 Prize Schedule. Please check back.]



All donations on Great Give Day 2019 (Thurs | May 9) will go to our endowment fund. In addition, 

  • your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar on that day through generous community donors! A great way to maximize your giving.
  • because the Arboretum has chosen to apply donations toward our endowment fund, any gift over $50 will qualify for the 25% tax credit.


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Some FAQs

Is my donation tax-deductible?
All donations made through www.GreatGiveDay.org are 100% tax deductible. Once your gift is processed on May 9, 2019, you will immediately receive an email receipt confirming the deduction from the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Please save this email for your records. By selecting the Dubuque Arboretum to receive your donation, your gift is restricted for the Arboretum and will not be given to any other nonprofit.
Is my donation eligible for the Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit?
If your gift is $50 (or more), your gift is eligible for Endow Iowa and a 25% credit.
Do small gifts really help on May 9?
Yes, they do! Visit www.GreatGiveDay.org/DubuqueArboretum on Thursday, May 9, and make a gift of $10 or more to our organization. Your gift will help us qualify for additional prize dollars during hourly contests held throughout the day.
Is it possible to give before May 9?
Yes. This year, you can also schedule your gift ahead of time through www.GreatGiveDay.org/DubuqueArboretum. [Pre-scheduled gifts will be processed on May 9.]
How can I help spread the word?
In addition to raising dollars, this is an opportunity for our organization to attract new donors to support our mission. Please tell your friends and family to mark their calendars for May 9 and encourage them to give. You can also help spread the word by sharing our Great Give Day posts on Facebook and Twitter.
Is there a fee on donations?
Yes. After credit card and vendor fees, 94.9% of donations will go to the Dubuque Arboretum. (Fees include a 3% processing fee from our online platform provider, CiviCore, and a credit card processing fee of 2.1%.) When you check out, you will have the option to cover these fees, which will increase your gift by 5.1%. [The Community Foundation does not receive any revenue from the transaction and processing fee and provides Great Give Day as a free service to our endowed nonprofit partners.]


Your Contribution to the Dubuque Arboretum

Your contribution on Great Give Day will help the Arboretum:

  • raise much-needed dollars to support this beautiful property as a living museum.
  • fulfill our mission to establish, preserve and maintain an arboretum and botanical garden that is a source of information, education, culture and beauty for all to know.
  • continue to serve as a gathering place and venue for our summer musical event series: Music in the Gardens.

Please consider giving and … Come Grow With Us!

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