The Bank of Ann Arbor wrapped up its Sweet 15 Local Charity Drive on May 12, 2011, just in time to provide financial support to local nonprofits.
Users were invited to “Like” Bank of Ann Arbor’s Facebook page and then vote for a favorite charity from a list of 600 local charities. In total, 76, 428 votes were cast for 399 nonprofits by 13,999 Facebook users.
Originally scheduled to run until July 31, 2011, the overwhelming response from the nonprofit organizations and their supporters generated enough votes to reach the maximum fund balance of $75,000 in only 11 days of voting in Round Two.
The top five vote-getting organizations each received $10,000 from the Bank of Ann Arbor, while the 10 next-highest received donations ranging from $1,500 to $3,500.
“Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sweet 15 Local Charity Drive is now over. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of the nonprofit organizations and to everyone who voted—especially those who voted many times over—and spread the Sweet 15 word in support of your favorite nonprofit organization,” said Bank of Ann Arbor President and CEO Timothy G. Marshall.
“The enthusiasm and passion displayed by the community for our local nonprofits has been overwhelming, as evidenced by the total number of votes which exceeded 113,000. Thanks for your tremendous support of the Sweet 15 Local Charity Drive and stay tuned for new ways Bank of Ann Arbor helps you help others.”