Big Give 2017

Click on the “Big Give” button below to make your donation today! Our goal is 225 donors and $23,000!

Thank you for your support!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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 Follow our live blog throughout the day as we update our progress.

7:56pm – Wow! $22,770 from 172 donors. 13 hours of incredible generosity by our Birney community. Stay tuned for a final number once we have calculated the matching amount from our pool of anonymous donors. We met our goal!!! Thank you!!!

6:37pm – Under 30 minutes to go! What a day!! We broke the $20,000 mark with $20,611.31 raised so far from 139 individual donations. Though we may not reach our goal of 225 donors, we sure had a good showing! Thanks to all that gave today.

5:24pm – Keep it up Birney Bees! 1 1/2 hours to go and we are about to break $19,000!! Unbelievable showing today. We are at 124 donors. Thanks to all of you that have donated and all of you that have spread the word this holiday season. Thank you for investing in our children.

4:05pm – Thanks to 13 more donors including a few at the table after school we have made it to 110 donors! We are at $18,128.31 which helps to fund about 75 students for the school year! That means we have almost funded an entire grade level for the year with this fundraiser. 3 hours to go!!

3:00pm – We are 2/3 of the way through the day and we are blowing past last years total! With 97 donations already made we have 128 donations to go to make our 225 donation goal. Every bit counts because our matching pool is standing by to contribute per donation. Even a small donation helps. Let’s make this our best BIG GIVE yet!

1:37pm – We have passed the halfway point for today’s fundraising campaign and have now received 87 individual donations totaling $15,479.31. Thank you to all that have donated. You are AMAZING! If you want an easy way to spread the word to your friends and family, check our Facebook page ( and share the latest post with everyone on your feed!

12:20pm – Woohoo! 22 donors in the last 90 minutes! We are up to 71 donors and $14,056.55. Did you know that this year FOABE is raising funds not just for Specials but also to cover your child’s field trip and assembly costs? We are already over halfway to our goal for this fundraiser with 6 1/2 hours to go!

10:55am – We are about 1/3 of the way through our big day and we already have 49 donations totaling $12,491. What an amazing community to be a part of! Thanks for all you do for our kids’ education. Do you own a small business? Make your business a Birney sponsor and get your logo on the Run for the Green t-shirt, our website, and more! Email if you’re interested in learning more!

9:50am – Way to go Bees! Thank you to all that have donated so far today! We have now received $11,081 from 38 individual donors. Remember we are shooting for 225 individual donations today!

8:00am – One hour in and we have received some incredibly generous donations putting us at 19 donors and $7,816! Remember, our pool of anonymous matching donors is standing by to match every donation no matter the size. Every little bit counts in supporting IB at Birney!

7:00am – BIG GIVE 2017 is LIVE. We are racing out the gate with donations from 8 early bird donors for a total of $1,061! Woohoo! Not a bad start at all! Remember if you would prefer to make a donation via cash or check, there will be a collection table out front at Birney before and after school!