NHC's 2nd Annual “I Gave a Buck” Challenge

Status Update: December 28, 2021

NHC would like to extend an enormous thank you to the community and all our supporters for their generosity during our best Giving Tuesday fundraiser to date!

For the NHC Fundraiser, we raised $2,000 through our FaceBook fundraiser and donations on our NHC website. John Bell, a new member of the NHC Board, and his partner, Andrew, matched the first $1500 and obtained a $500 match from John’s employer, Wells Fargo, bringing us to a total of $4,000.

Our top donors for the day were Sharon Bates, Gordon Corbett, Jason Spicer, and Heather & Andrew Bell at $100 each. NHC was also fortunate enough to have other individuals who ran fundraisers for NHC on GivingTuesday through FaceBook which brought in an additional $2,280, bringing our GivingTuesday total to $6,280!

This far exceeded our $3,500 goal and we are extremely grateful to everyone who considered New Hope Celebrates this past GivingTuesday. As a non-profit, NHC relies on the generosity of donations to be able to pull through LGBTQ+ programming and events in our community and we are excited for all that we have planned for 2021!

Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays and the best New Year!

With Love & Pride, The New Hope Celebrates Board Matt Hanson, President Melissa Patterson, V.P. Finance Jenn Wohl, V.P. of Events Ryan Segura, V.P. of Communications Nick Barbati, V.P. of Governance Roger Green, Board Member Lydia Thomas McAllister, Board Member Eric Stephenson, Board Member John Bell, Board Member Marjorie Forbes, Board Member Eva Guasconi, Board Member Lee Hill, Board Member Lori Roberto Fine, Board Member Maria Wood, Board Member

We’re kicking of the 2nd year of its “I Gave a Buck” Challenge for #GivingTuesday, occurring on November 30th, 2021. GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, charities, businesses and communities across the U.S. and countries around the world. Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and support their communities. 

When asked about NHC’s GivingTuesday efforts, President of NHC, Matthew Hanson, said, “This year, we finally had the opportunity to celebrate coming OUT of our “pandemic cocoons” and see each other at events in 2021.  We are excited for a BIG year of events in 2022 and your support on GivingTuesday will help to fund those activities.”

NHC is a non-profit organization with an all volunteer board.  It depends on the generosity of partners and donations from the community to be able to bring social, educational and historic events throughout the year, including their annual Pride Parade and Festival each May and annual High Heel Drag Race part of OUT in October.  Through #GivingTuesday and the “I Gave a Buck” Challenge, this year NHC has a fundraising goal of $3,500.  All funds raised will support NHC and NHC History efforts in 2022.  In addition to funds raised during the event, this year they have received a pledge from one of their new Board Members, John Bell, to match the first $1,000 in donations.

“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year”, said Asha Curran, #GivingTuesday’s CEO, and Co-Founder. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. Those who are interested in joining New Hope Celebrate’sGivingTuesday initiative can visit newhopecelebrates.com/donate. 


Here's how to participate.

Here’s how you can participate in our Giving Tuesday “I Gave A Buck” Challenge. Follow these simple steps.

  1. Download the sign, print it out on 8.5 x 11 in color, or B&W either will be awesome.
  2. Take a selfie holding the sign and post it to facebook.com/nhcelebrates you can tag your friends and family. Be sure to add the hashtags #givingtuesday and #igaveabuck in your post. We also love Instagram and Youtube posts if that’s what you prefer. Just tag us! And if you really want to be a superstar? Make a short video telling people why you love New Hope Celebrates and what NHC means to you share it with us and the world.
  3. Make a donation in any amount simply click the Make a donation button then complete the form. We accept all credit cards. Your donation is tax-deductible. You will receive a confirmation email once you complete the payment.

If you can’t afford to make a donation that’s ok! Consider signing up to volunteer with us by emailing us at info@newhopecelebrates.com

Thank you, Geri, for all your fantastic work over the years. Your continued support of NHC and hard in the New Hope Community is genuinely appreciated.

Geri Delevich reflects on New Hope Celebrates

Geri is a former NHC Board member who has had a long and active political career in New Hope. A retired teacher, she has worked tirelessly as New Hope Borough Councilwoman. In 2002, she was instrumental in making New Hope the first borough in Pennsylvania to pass a non-discrimination ordinance in support of the LGBTQ+ community. She proudly accepted the HRC award in Philadelphia on behalf of New Hope at a black-tie event. READ MORE >

Be sure to download our 2019 Year in Review and learn more about NHC and all the fabulous people that make this such a great community.


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