May 8, 2012
I Live Here, I Give Here® Announces University Federal Credit Union as Lead Sponsor for Amplify Austin Day
Austin, TEXAS — May 8, 2012 — Announced today at a May 8th preview of I Live Here, I Give Here®'s new initiative, Amplify Austin — Crank Up the Giving, University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) shared their commitment to increase philanthropic giving in Central Texas through online donations. Amplify Austin — Crank Up the Giving will occur during a 24 hour period: 7:00 pm, March 4, 2013 - 7:00 pm, March 5, 2013, with a goal of raising $1 million for Central Texas nonprofits in one day.
University Federal Credit Union's $100,000 commitment will be used as the lead gift for Amplify Austin's matching fund. This special fund will be proportionately allocated to augment donations made on Amplify Austin Day, thus increasing the value of each individual gift.
“We are very excited to launch this initiative. It has the potential to dramatically increase charitable giving in our community. We have identified the opportunity of using online philanthropy to change the landscape of giving in Central Texas,” said Patsy Woods Martin, Founder and CEO of I Live Here, I Give Here®. “University Federal Credit Union is an ideal partner to join us in this effort and we look forward to welcoming the support of other businesses as we move forward.”
Sheila Wojcik, Vice President - Membership for University Federal Credit Union, agrees with Woods Martin and has stated, “We have been very intrigued by Amplify Austin since it was announced in March, primarily because of its potential to make a major impact on the Central Texas’ nonprofit community as a whole. The Amplify Austin — Crank Up the Giving philosophy is very complementary to University Federal Credit Union’s vision and we look forward to helping I Live Here, I Give Here® reach its goal of $1 million in one day for Central Texas nonprofits.”
For more information about Amplify Austin — Crank Up the Giving, including how to join, visit www.ilivehereigivehere.org.
About I Live Here, I Give Here®
I Live Here, I Give Here® is a community-focused campaign to educate and inspire people to give more and more people to give. Many of our programs such as, See Jane Give, Give Back Jack, Austin Involved and Amplify Austin — Crank Up the Giving are designed to encourage the participants to find the issue they care most about and take action to become part of the solution. We change attitudes; we change behaviors; we change lives. www.ilivehereigivehere.org.
About University Federal Credit Union
With assets exceeding $1.5 billion, UFCU is Austin’s largest locally owned financial institution and serves over 146,000 members in the Austin and Galveston areas. UFCU provides a variety of products, services and education programs to meet your needs through all phases of your life. To learn more about UFCU’s products and services, including low rate auto loans, visit www.ufcu.org.
About Amplify Austin — Crank Up the Giving
Amplify Austin — Crank Up the Giving is a new initiative to increase philanthropy in Central Texas through online giving. Presented by I Live Here, I Give Here®, Amplify Austin — Crank Up the Giving will take place during a 24-hour period beginning at 7:00 pm, March 4, 2013 - 7:00 pm, March 5, 2013. Donations will be accepted through www.ilivehereigivehere.org with a goal of raising $1 million in one day for Central Texas nonprofits. This initiative will also raise awareness of Central Texas charities and educate the community on the benefits of online giving.