SNC Tahoe raises nearly $50,000 in Nevada’s Big Give | SierraSun.com

SNC Tahoe raises nearly $50,000 in Nevada’s Big Give

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Generosity during last week's Nevada's Big Give will make a big impact at Lake Tahoe, as Sierra Nevada College again raised the largest dollar amount in the state this year with $49,275.

Across the state, gifts of at least $10 were made online between midnight and 11:59 p.m. on March 12 as part of Big Give. In total, the effort raised $571,047, with 5,037 unique donors,

"We are really proud of our community, and of our students who pulled together to make group contributions," James Uyeda, Director Of Annual Giving and Alumni/Parent Relations at SNC Tahoe, said in a statement.

SNC Tahoe's success this year included 66 individual gifts, but the actual participation number may be closer to 80 donors, according to the Incline Village-based college.

Uyeda hosted an on-campus drive to encourage students and local community members to give in person, and students responded by pooling their cash into single gifts.

Giving was also driven by a generous challenge from an anonymous donor, who matched the first $20,000 dollar-for-dollar.

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All money donated through Nevada's Big Give to SNC will go directly into student programming and scholarships, according to the college.

For information about Nevada's Big Give, visit http://www.nevadagives.org. Visit sierranevada.edu to learn more about SNC Tahoe.