Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 27, 2015
Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) exceeded its goal of $100,000 by raising $115,474 during this year’s Give to the Max Day (GTMD).
Give to the Max Day is a one-day fundraising campaign sponsored by GiveMN, a Minnesota organization devoted to connecting donors to Minnesota non-profits and their causes. This year’s GTMD campaign brought in over $18 million for Minnesota non-profits.
CBE has participated in GTMD since 2009. “We are fortunate to be based in a state like Minnesota, which is friendly to non-profits, and where organizations like GiveMN exist for the express purpose of bolstering causes like ours” said CBE president, Dr. Mimi Haddad. “Thanks to our generous donors from around the world, GTMD has been more successful for CBE with each passing year, and this year was no exception. It has become one of our most important fundraising initiatives.”
CBE’s success on GTMD is representative of its continued growth, according to CBE’s development manager, Mary Lou Wiley, who noted a 5% increase in the number of contributors over last year, and a seven-fold increase in the number of donors who contributed to CBE’s matching grant. “The growth in overall contributions and number of donors compared to last year is an indication of the egalitarian momentum coupled with our community’s enthusiasm about the projects this year’s GTMD funds support. These include an egalitarian marriage curriculum; our 2016 conference on gender-based violence, ‘Truth be Told,’ to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa; and our outreach to academics and denominational leaders.”
In its effort to advance a biblical foundation for gift-based rather than gender-based ministry and service, CBE sponsors annual conferences, facilitates local chapters, hosts an online bookstore, and publishes two award-winning journals. For more information, visit http://www.cbeinternational.org.