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Five things to know about the Extraordinary Give



(Editor's Note: This article is cross-posted from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.) 

On Nov. 20, our community will be transformed into a community-wide celebration of generosity that supports 500 community benefit organizations serving our region.

Since 2012, the Extraordinary Give has raised more than $50 million for more than 600 organizations, engaged more than 60,000 donors across Lancaster County, and earned thousands of new donors for organizations!

5 Must-Know Updates for 2020

From left, Tracy Cutler, executive vice president of the Lancaster County Community Foundation; S. Dale High of the High Foundation, presenting sponsor of the Extraordinary Give; and Andy Cutler. (Source: Extra Give)

1. This year's stretch pool is the biggest yet

On Nov. 20, you can choose an organization (or more than one!) to support, and on that day only, your gift will be stretched with more than half a MILLION dollars from Rodgers & Associates, High Foundation, and more community sponsors than ever before, to be sure your dollars go the EXTRA mile for causes you care about. Visit now and make your plan!

2. You can be part of the ExtraGive story

It’s no secret that this year’s ExtraGive is going to be a little different. Now more than ever, we want you to show us why YOU give extra to support our community. Take a photo or short video telling us why you give extra! Super short videos from you, your staff, your friends, your family holding an #IGiveExtra sign (even hand drawn) that say why YOU give extra (ie, “IGiveExtra so my kids can have a better future”). Contribute yours by October 31 and be included on the ExtraGive livestream, ExtraGive CAST, on Nov. 20! Go here to submit yours!

3. A new community-created finale is coming soon

The pandemic has inspired us to reimagine our finale event! This year, we’re partnering with YOU to create a live-streamed ExtraGive CAST: a digital experience designed to create a safe and socially distant way for you to enjoy the 2020 Extraordinary Give from the comfort of your home! ExtraGive CAST will run from 5 p.m. on Nov. 20 through midnight, and feature updates from the ExtraGive team across the community, live prize drawings, messages from participating organizations, and your #IGiveExtra stories. Submit your content here to be featured as part of the live event.

4. Amplifying the ExtraGive has never been easier

You can support your favorite causes by helping organizations spread the word. By being a “Fundraising Champion” for an organization that is important to you, you can motivate others in your network to learn about, support, or even make a donation. Visit the page of your favorite organization on and click “Fundraising Champion” to get started. You can also join the ExtraGive FLEET and deck out your car, truck, or buggy with fully removable ExtraGive decals. Help spread the word around town with decals on your vehicle from now through the big day on Nov. 20. Click here to request yours!

If all of that is too much of a commitment for you, you can download sharable graphics, Facebook profile overlays, and even digital backgrounds for your zoom calls here!

5. We've got the goods to help you promote unity in uncertain times

Extraordinary Give is a day that brings people together in Lancaster County. Regardless of your political leanings, our community can be proud of a day that unites us in our commitment to the causes that are important to us, and the thing that makes us extraordinary: our people (and animals!). In the spirit of unity, we’re offering decals to transform your election yard sign into an ExtraGive sign post-election to cut down on waste!

Simply apply the sticker to your existing yard sign and be part of a movement that connects us all. Click here to pre-order!

Transform your campaign yard sign with an ExtraGive sticker. (Source:
Transform your campaign yard sign with an ExtraGive sticker. (Source: