This past Small Business Saturday, thousands of Rivermark members participated in the Shop Small, Give Big fundraiser. Each time members swiped their Rivermark debit or credit cards, we donated $0.75 to the Rivermark Community Fund.
We had an initial goal of raising $25,000 for the fundraiser and we're pleased to report that we more than doubled our goal! Our members swiped a total of 77,892 times that day resulting in a donation of $58,419 to the Rivermark Community Fund!
The mission of the fund is to support nonprofits that promote and encourage economic vitality in our communities. The first grant recipient, TiE Oregon, challenges and empowers students to become the next generation of entrepreneurs, business and community leaders. TiE received a total of $15,000 in combination of grants and donations from Rivermark. More grant recipients will be announced in the future.
If you'd like to donate directly to the Rivermark Community Fund, you may do so at any time.
Thank you to all of the members who swiped their cards Saturday. You've helped organizations like TiE Oregon to receive grants that go a long way in supporting our local economies.