Give to Win! 



Between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on May 15, The Seattle Foundation will select a donor at random to receive a GiveBIG Golden Ticket. The charity that received the selected donor's gift will receive additional funds provided by The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG's generous sponsors. In fact, each Golden Ticket will earn the selected donor's nonprofit an additional $1,000. That means that a $10 donation could become a $1,010 donation, just like that!

Golden Tickets also score additional prizes for both nonprofits and donors. Each winning nonprofit will receive a roundtrip airline ticket courtesy of Alaska Airlines, and donors will also win a Starbucks gift card worth $100!

The gift card prize has a fair market value of $100, and is considered taxable income to the donor. Any donor receiving the gift card has the option of choosing not to claim the prize.


What is a Golden Ticket?
The Golden Ticket is a special drawing made during GiveBIG on May 15, 2013, that will award the selected nonprofit organization an additional $1,000.

When will Golden Tickets be drawn?
The first drawing will occur at 7:00 a.m. Golden Tickets will then be drawn at random times throughout the day, the last one being awarded at 7:00 p.m.

How is a Golden Ticket selected?
For each drawing, The Seattle Foundation will select a donation from ALL donations made up to the time of the drawing, using a random number generator. Golden Ticket drawings will not take place at fixed times, but a total of 10 Golden Tickets will be awarded throughout the day.

What does the selected donor receive?
The selected donor will receive a $100 gift card from GiveBIG Lead Sponsor Starbucks Coffee Company. In addition, $1,000 will be given in their name to the same nonprofit that received their donation.

What does the selected nonprofit receive?
The nonprofit selected to receive the winning donation will receive an additional donation of $1,000 from The Seattle Foundation. Each winning nonprofit will also receive a free round-trip airline ticket courtesy of GiveBIG Supporter Alaska Airlines.

Are Golden Ticket winnings eligible for stretch funding?
No, the $1,000 Golden Ticket comes as an additional payment and is not eligible to receive funding from the stretch pool.

How will Golden Ticket winners be notified?
Designated staff from The Seattle Foundation will be on hand throughout the day to alert the winning nonprofits and donors. Our media partner, KING 5, will also announce the winners through Facebook.

Learn more about GiveBIG on May 15